Availability and consistent employment for unregulated health care workers
Safe care for patients and health care providers
With federal leadership, undertake a review of the existing 2016–17 federal, provincial, and territorial health accords targeting home and community care in light of COVID-19 and the importance of long-term care in the home setting. Accelerate transfer payments to expand and equip home care programs in anticipation of wave 2 of the global pandemic.
Expedite the development of continuing education standards for non-regulated workers and increase skills proficiency through education and practice standards.
Create national caregiver legislation that defines the essential role of caregivers in the health and social care system. This includes caregiver supports, rights, recognition and support for National Caregiver Day (first Tuesday in April) to increase awareness of Canadians providing care.