The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in extensive media coverage of the many ongoing issues facing long term care, most notably nursing homes (e.g. CHSLD in Quebec). While a lot of attention has focused on Quebec, other provinces have been facing similar challenges, such as staff shortages and waiting lists for years.
This webinar explores the obstacles faced by governments to transform this “focusing event” into comprehensive policy reforms. As such, this webinar will focus on the policy legacies circumscribing long-term care, which feature a heavy emphasis on nursing homes, despite provincial priorities emphasizing home care.
Reforming our long-term care policies involves discussions about federalism and funding mechanisms, the challenges of growing social care in Canada, and the study of lessons drawn from different jurisdictions, in Canada and abroad.
This webinar complements the article “COVID-19 and Long-Term Care Policy for Older People,” published in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy and co-written by Daniel Béland and Patrik Marier.
Patrik Marier is Professor of Political Science at Concordia University and Scientific Director of the Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS). He is also the lead researcher of the FRQSC funded VIES team, which specialises in social exclusion and aging.
A Q&A will follow the webinar. The event is free, but registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Co-sponsored by MISC and CREGÉS