The Commissioners understand that the COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on long-term care residents and their loved ones. The Commissioners are committed to hearing those stories and considering their observations and insights with respect to how and why COVID-19 spread in long-term care homes, what was done to prevent the spread, and the impact of key elements of the existing system on the spread. Further details about the questions the Commissioners are investigating are set out in paragraph 1 of the Commission's Terms of Reference available here. The Commissioners are providing three ways for you to participate:
The deadline for making a written submission to the Commission is February 16, 2021.
Please note that, while the submissions of residents and families/loved ones will not be posted on the web site, the Commissioners may use the information in the submission to aid their investigation. They may also refer to the submission in an interim or final report.
If you wish the information in your submission to remain confidential, please forward your submission to Carla Novakovic, the Commission’s Executive Assistant, at Carla.Novakovic@LTCcommission-CommissionSLD.ca. If you are unable to provide a written submission and are providing one with the assistance of staff, please indicate to staff that you wish for the information you are providing to remain confidential. The Commissioners will review all confidential information.
We may share the general themes expressed in confidential submissions without attribution in any interim or final report. Please note that if the confidential information you provide identifies an immediate risk to the health and safety of an individual or individuals, the Commission may take steps to ensure that this information is shared with those organizations who can address the risk.