Never Again: Restoring Trust with Canada’s Seniors

Bringing together leading policymakers, decision-makers, and healthcare experts, Canada 2020 is convening a half-day virtual conference focused on reforming and redesigning Canada’s seniors’ care sector. Learning from the hard lessons of this pandemic, we will discuss the immediate steps we can take to restore the trust that has been broken, and how care should best be delivered, from home care to retirement and long-term care homes.

With 69% of pandemic-related deaths being in long-term care and retirement homes and the highest reported proportion of pandemic-related deaths internationally for long-term care facilities, the impact of COVID-19 has put a spotlight on how Canadian seniors are cared for and questions regarding what needs to change.

While the pandemic has galvanized public attention, deep fractures in Canada’s seniors-care sector are decades in the making and have exposed and amplified a failure of some to value and invest in safe and effective care. In order to build back better for our seniors, policy reforms and structural changes are critical.

Featured participants

  • Adrian Schauer

    Founder & CEO, Alayacare

  • André Picard

    Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail and author of Neglected No More

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    Anna Gainey

    Executive Chair, Canada 2020

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    Bill Charnetski

    Executive Vice President, Health System Solutions and Government Affairs at PointClickCare.

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    Deb Schulte

    Canada's Minister of Seniors

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    Dr. Allison McGeer

    Infectious Disease Physician and Clinician Scientist, Sinai Health System

  • Dr. Michael Guerriere

    CEO, Extendicare

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    Dr. Nathan Stall

    MD, FRCPC, Staff Geriatrician, Sinai Health System

  • Jo-Anne Poirier

    President & CEO, VON Canada

  • Jodi Butts

    Host of @Risk on the 2020 Network

  • Jodi Hall

    CEO, Canadian Association for Long Term Care

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    Hon. Kamal Khera

    Canada's Member of Parliament for Brampton West

  • Peter Cleary

    Principal, Santis Health

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    Sharleen Stewart

    President, SEIU Healthcare

  • Shirlee Sharkey

    CEO, SE Health

  • Stephen McNeil

    Former Premier of Nova Scotia

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    Terry Lake

    CEO, BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC

This event is presented by

  • PointClickCare
  • Santis Health