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2024 Annual Report

June 2024

CBC News: Billions in new funding for health care in Ontario budget

March 26, 2024
Home Care Ontario, which represents agencies that provide about 28,000 health-care workers who are sent to people's homes, applauded the new funding. "Today's historic investment in the province's home care system is great news for Ontario seniors," said Sue VanderBent, CEO of the organization.

Toronto Star: Ontario budget pours $2B into home care

March 26, 2024
"This increased funding will help ensure more Ontarians can get the health care they require in the most appropriate setting — at home," said Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario.

2024 Ontario Budget

March 26, 2024
Government is investing an additional $2 billion over three years to boost this acceleration, support earlier investments to increase compensation for personal support workers, nurses, therapies and other frontline care providers, and to stabilize expanded services.

Home Care Ontario Honours 40 Home Care Heroes

March 20, 2024
Awards recognize the faces providing outstanding home care to Ontarians.

Public Opinion Poll: 95% of Ontario Seniors Support Call to Immediately Increase Home Care Funding

March 15, 2024
Almost all believe that attracting more home care staff should be a top priority for government

CBC News: With Ontario's senior population about to spike, report predicts big demand for home care

February 19, 2024
Number of people age 75+ in the province forecast to rise by 350,000 in next 5 years

Press Release: Ontario Must Hire 6800 Additional Home Care PSWs by 2028 to Address Aging Population

February 19, 2024
New Research finds seniors growing much faster than rest of Ontario population over next five years; Requiring Massive new Investments in Home Care

New Research: The Impact of Ontario’s Aging Population on the Home Care Sector

February 19, 2024
Researchers at CHEPA, McMaster found that the number of people aged 75+ in the province is set to rise by 350,000 in just the next 5 years.

Press Release: More Home Care Campaign

January 16, 2024
Home Care Ontario’s Campaign calls for $1.25 billion over the next three years to prepare for increased patients demands.

How to Support Our Frail Elderly – Suggested Action Plan

November 2023
Identifying existing solutions that can be expanded to reduce the long-term care wait list, help more older people with complex care needs age at home, and to fast-track access to long-term care for those who really need it.

2023 Annual Report – Bring Care Home

June 2023

Use of Rehabilitation Assistants in Home Care

February 2023

Ontario Government 2023 Budget Announcement

March 23, 2023

Bring Care Home Campaign

November 23, 2022
Home Care Ontario’s Campaign calls on government to accelerate its investment into home care and stabilize the home care workforce.

2022 Ontario Government Budget Announcement

April 28, 2022
Government announces $1 billion investment in home care along with the new Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit.

MOH Connected Care: Health System Integration Update

March 22, 2022

Ontario Should Follow Nova Scotia, Invest In Front-Line Home Care Workers

Feb 10, 2022
Health care workers in Ontario deserve the same treatment as their Nova Scotia colleagues, according to Home Care Ontario.

Poll: 97% of Ontario Seniors Want Increased Home Care Funding

October 8, 2021
Research shows pandemic has made home care more important; almost all would support new tax credit.

Home Care IS Health Care Campaign Launch

September 29, 2021
Urgent $600 Million Investment Needed to Fix Crisis in Home Care: New campaign highlights patient needs, staff shortages, loss of 3,000 nurses

Ontario Announces Eight New Ontario Health Teams

September 17, 2021

MOH Connected Care Update

September 7, 2021

Statement on the Release of the Patient Ombudsman Report

August 23, 2021

Annual Report: Driving a Strong and Connected Home Care System

June 2021

Enabling Palliative Care at Home

June 29, 2015
This paper discusses the importance of shifting the paradigm to home and addressing key challenges to successful palliative care at home.

Press Release: Absence of Home Care Funding in 2021 Budget Means Less Care at Home

March 24, 2021

OpEd: Invest in home care to avoid creating a second crisis in senior care, S. VanderBent

March 12, 2021

Globe and Mail Interview: Concerns grow over staffing crisis in Ontario home care system

February 27, 2021

CBC News Interview: Ontario's PSW plans include free tuition for sped-up training

February 25, 2021

News Release: Home Care Staffing Plan Needed to Protect and Improve Care for All Seniors

December 21, 2020

Home Care Ontario/OCSA: Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Practices (IPAC)

November 2020
Caring for Ontarians Safely at Home During COVID-19

Whitepaper: Staying Home & Staying Healthy: Home Care in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

October 2020

News Release: Home Care Ontario Commends Government Investments to Help More Ontarians Stay Safe at Home

September 25, 2020

Annual Report: The Voice of Home Care in Ontario

September 2020

News Release: Over 90% of Ontario Seniors want to Live at Home as They Age and want Government to Invest to Help Them do it

August 7, 2020

S. VanderBent: Home is Where the Health Is – Toronto Sun Guest Column

August 2020

Home Care Study-Poll Research Results

July 2020

OpEd: Home Care is key to improving care for all seniors, S. VanderBent, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail

July 2020

News Release: Independent Commission Must Include Focus on How to Better Support Seniors During Pandemics Using Home Care

July 29, 2020

MOH Press Release re Bill 175

February 25, 2020

Press Release – Home Care Ontario re Bill 175 Announcement

February 25, 2020

Ontario Taking Next Steps to Integrate Health Care System

November 13, 2019

Stronger Care at Home, Better Health Care for all Ontarians – Recommendations to the new OHTs – White Paper

November 2019

2019 Annual Report

Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care Releases 2nd Report

June 25, 2019

Physiotherapist Assistants in Home Care


2018 Annual Report-Home Care Ontario

Home Care Ontario is pleased to provide the 2018 Annual Report.

Physiotherapist Assistants in Home Care

June 25, 2016
The objective of this resource is to provide members of Home Care Ontario and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) with tools to assist them in the successful implementation of physiotherapist assistant (PTA) roles in home care.


Submission to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

February 23, 2024
Consultation on Employer Requirements and Experience with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Submission to Health and Supportive Care Providers Regulatory Framework Proposed Regulations

January 11, 2024

2024 PreBudet Submission

January 2024
Ontario Needs More Home Care

2024-25 Federal PreBudget Submission

January 2024
Recommendation to eliminate the requirement for a disability certificate to claim part-time attendant care in the home to ensure the new OSCAH reaches as many Ontario seniors as possible who need this assistance to help them stay in their homes.

Bill C-295 Submission

January 2024
Home Care Ontario expressed concerns about several aspects of the bill, which as currently written, will negatively impact the recruitment of Board members to health care facilities.

Modifying and Enhancing the Ontario Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit (OSCAH)

August 2023
Recommendation that the federal government work with their provincial counterparts to eliminate the requirement for a ‘disability certificate’ to claim for part-time attendant care in the home.

Bill C-295 Submission

August 2023
Home Care Ontario applauds the focus of the Bill on protecting vulnerable seniors, but the overly broad nature and potential negative impacts on recruitment and retention of staff is deeply concerning.

Maintaining Stability and Growing Personal Support Capacity in Ontario’s Home Care System

October 2023

Submission to WSIB Communicable Illnesses Policy Consultation

March 27, 2023

2023 PreBudget Submission - Bring Care Home

February 2023
Stabilizing Ontario’s Home Care System & Rebuilding A Better System of Seniors’ Health Care

Submission on Proposed Home and Community Care Regulations

July 2021

2021 PreBudget Submission – Safe, Strong and Stable – The Future of Ontario’s Home Care System

February 2021

Fall PreBudget Submission: Staying Home & Staying Health: Home Care in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

October 2020

Submission on Bill 175, Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act

June 2020

Home Care Ontario 2019 PreBudget Submission


Home Care Ontario 2018 PreBudget Submission


The Road Home, Home Care Ontario’s 2017 PreBudget Submission


Successor Rights Submission to Ministry of Labour

February 27, 2018
Home Care Ontario's submission to Ministry of Labour with respect to Successor Rights.

Home Care Ontario 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

January 17, 2018
The Home Care Ontario 2018 Pre-Budget Submission is presented to committee on January 19, 2018 in Windsor, Ontario.

The Road Home, Home Care Ontario's 2017 Pre-Budget Submission

December 1, 2016: Home Care Ontario's pre-budget recommendations to support the government’s agenda of “putting patients first.”