2008, there has been a 60 per cent increase in people needing mental health services. Funding has not mental health is very broad, and can refer to many things. My aim is to generally increase subsidy and increase funding available for mental health. To specify the action I am taking, I am directlyRead more
Those who admit themselves to hospitals as a last resort when combating severe mental health issues are often faced with professionals in a system that questions the legitimacy of their problems and is not equipped to provide appropriate care.
Samwel Uko (Donga) was 20 when this system failed him. Born and raised in South Sudan he came to Canada at age 5. He was known as a vibrant, caring athlete in his community in Abbotsford BC. He continued his athletic career playing football in Saskatchewan. He took his life after making public pleas for help on social media and in a video where he was in the hospital surrounded by staff from which he was shortly discharged.
A vast group of people in Canada don't have the resources to access mental health services. Hospitals and medical staff are overwhelmed and under resourced. From a community who has seen multiple young people taking their lives after interacting with medical staff we are asking the government to include counselling and mental health services as part of our medical system.
The cost of suicide has larger and deeper affects on communities than the cost of increased care. Suicide ripples through society and plagues families with mental health burdens that provoke more tragedy. Increasing mental health services benefit all. If Samwel would have experienced a more holistic continuum of care he may still be with us today. Read more
overdue salary increase/salary upgrade to both working government and private sector. We are overworked increase is what we need and would encounter us to feel that the government really appreciates ourRead more
measly 3.9% actual increase for Veterans Disabilities Benefits. This is not fair. Not right. Not enough.
Take better care of our vets. Sign this petition and let it be heard. Increase the benefitsRead more
The increase of dog thieves is on the rise and people are being targeted daily with their cherished yet this crime is on the increase and we must put a stop to it. The only way to deterrent theseRead more
Disabled people in Ontario live in legislative poverty and no political party seems to care.
The most a single person on ODSP can make is $1200 a month, which has not been increased in twenty-seven years despite inflation and increased cost of living. ODSP recipients have discussed how they can hardly afford food, spending as little as $50 a week on groceries and taking appetite suppressants to stave off their appetite, unable to even eat three meals a day. One ODSP recipient on Reddit discussed eating dandelions and using a pickle bucket to do laundry as survival tips. When people are on ODSP because of severe mental health issues, treating those illnesses is impossible when they are suffering from the effects of poverty.
What's worse is now ODSP recipients are applying for medical assistance in dying so that they don't have to live in poverty anymore. The government is more willing to euthanize its people than to help them live comfortably.
It's almost as if the government wants us to die because they see us as a waste of tax dollars. We can't live with other people or even get married without fear of losing some of what little money we receive. Even homeless ODSP recipients receive much less than $1200/month.
We can't let this go on any longer. We are people and we deserve to live comfortably and not struggle to survive. I implore the reader of this petition to share this as far and wide as possible and generate discussion so that it may reach our government.Read more
not do before without an order. With the continuing increase of their scope closer to RNs, their, the Ford government has given PSWs a temporary wage increase of $3 in hopes to make it permanent in-evaluate the wages of RPNs. The temporary wage increase to PSWs places many PSWs close or above theRead more
Irena CuradoNiagara Falls, Canada
Created Oct 6, 2020
Petition to Ramesh Pokhriyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Supriya Sule, Prof M.V. Rajeev Gowda, Dr. Md Jawed