Category: HPAP Ontario
Health care providers can help patients with low income access benefits by encouraging them to file their taxes. This CBC News editorial by Dr. Gary Bloch and John Silver highlights the significant impact that community tax clinics can have! The Canadian Revenue Agency website has a list of volunteer tax preparation clinics.
The erosion of social assistance rates, rise in precarious employment, increasing costs of living, colonization, and systemic racism all contribute to poverty in Ontario. This has a significant and detrimental impact on health, particularly in parts of the province where there is inequitable access to health care. HPAP member and family physician, Katie Dorman, writes about this in […]
Join an important upcoming discussion on precarious work and health in Ontario, hosted by the Decent Work and Health Network Tuesday July 19, 2016 – 4 to 6 pm St. Michael’s Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute Room 241, 204 Victoria Street, Toronto Light refreshments will be served RSVP here The Decent Work and Health Network is a collaboration between Health Providers […]