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.
Founder & CEO, Alayacare
Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail and author of Neglected No More
Executive Chair, Canada 2020Biography
Executive Vice President, Health System Solutions and Government Affairs at PointClickCare.
Canada's Minister of Seniors
Dr. Allison McGeer
Infectious Disease Physician and Clinician Scientist, Sinai Health System
Dr. Michael Guerriere
Dr. Nathan Stall
MD, FRCPC, Staff Geriatrician, Sinai Health System
President & CEO, VON Canada
Host of @Risk on the 2020 Network
CEO, Canadian Association for Long Term Care
Hon. Kamal Khera
Canada's Member of Parliament for Brampton West
Principal, Santis Health
President, SEIU Healthcare
CEO, SE Health
Former Premier of Nova Scotia
CEO, BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC