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Election day is tomorrow. Make your voice count.

The general election in Ontario is scheduled for June 7, 2018. What have party leaders and candidates said about arthritis care in Ontario? 

Ontario Election BannerArthritis is a chronic disease that has a devastating and debilitating effect on the lives of more than 6 million Canadians and more than two million Ontario residents. Provincial policy directly impacts the lives of those living with arthritis and their families. The next Ontario provincial government must acknowledge the gaps in arthritis care and offer some solutions to the pressing issues facing people living with arthritis. To learn more about arthritis in Ontario visit our ON Election 2018 page.

On June 7th make your voice count. Arthritis needs to be heard and this can only be achieved through individuals exercising their right to vote to make positive changes in provincial arthritis care.

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) sent a questionnaire to the party leaders and candidates of the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election, asking for their comments and promises on the following subjects:

  • models of care
  • arthritis education
  • Aboriginal arthritis care
  • reimbursement for inflammatory arthritis medications
  • flexible work arrangements

Over the past month, ACE collected Party and individual candidate’s responses. Responses have been posted on the ON Election 2018 section of ACE’s website, and we will continue to post responses as we receive them, up until the day of the election.

See what party leaders and candidates have said about issues related to arthritis in Ontario in order to make an informed vote for improving arthritis prevention, treatment, and care in Ontario.

If you have comments, questions, or concerns about any of the answers provided by candidates or party leaders, please take the time to contact the parties directly. Please click here to view the contact information for the registered political parties in Ontario.

Did their responses help you decide how you will vote? Tell us what you think of their answers. Please contact us by email.

Ontario Election 2018: On election day, make your voice count.

On election day, make your voice count.

The general election in Ontario is scheduled for June 7, 2018. What change would you like to see in models of arthritis care? 

Ontario Election BannerArthritis is a chronic disease that has a devastating and debilitating effect on the lives of more than 6 million Canadians. In Ontario, 40% of people with arthritis require help with daily activities, compared to 13% of people with other chronic conditions.

More than 1.7 million people – or 1 in 8 Ontarians – are living with osteoarthritis (OA). Within a generation (30 years), it is anticipated that 1 in 4 or 4.28 million Ontarians will be living with OA and one person in Ontario will be diagnosed every 3 minutes.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can occur at any age. More than 105,000 people in Ontario were living with RA. The prevalence of RA is expected to rise by 82% by 2030. In 2040, 225,000 – or 1 in 77 people in Ontario – will be living with RA; one person in Ontario will be diagnosed with RA every 53 minutes.

Ontario’s next government needs to listen and consider the needs of these constituents. Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) sent a questionnaire to the party leaders and candidates of the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election.

The questionnaire asked the following questions: Continue reading