Health Professionals Lobby Day

Event Date

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division will be holding a lobby day at Queen’s Park. We invite you, or a designee, to attend lobby events on Monday March 4th and Tuesday March 5th, 2019.

On Monday March 4th, participants are expected to attend an afternoon lobby training session at the Courtyard Marriott, in downtown Toronto. Participants will then spend the entire day at Queen’s Park on Tuesday March 5th, visiting with their MPPs, to introduce them to the important work done by OPSEU hospital professionals and to raise awareness about the concerns the Division, and its members face.

Allied health professionals play a vital role in the public health care system, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of quality care. However, problems such as funding cuts, lack of beds, privatization, outsourcing and mergers continue to threaten the superior level of care and treatment that allied health professionals are able to deliver.

We need our elected MPPs to listen to our concerns and to advocate for frontline hospital professionals and the quality public health care they provide for all Ontarians.

Agenda:


Monday, March 4th:

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Members attend the Courtyard Marriott, in the Wood Room, for Lobby Training.


Tuesday, March 5th:

6:00 a.m. Checkout from Hotel.
6:30 a.m. Depart for Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park.
7:15 a.m. Arrive at the south basement entrance, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park.
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Proceed to Breakfast Reception with MPPs, Legislative Dining Room.
9:30 – 12:00 p.m. Individual meetings with MPPs.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Individual meetings with MPPs.
3:00 p.m. Members leave to travel home.

Please note: Legislative Security does not allow visitors to bring signs or display a political message via
buttons or t-shirts.

Eligibility to attend:

Sector 10 local presidents, members of the HPD Divisional Executive, and Executive Board Members are
eligible to attend. If a local president is unable to attend, please designate an HPD member of your local
to attend.

Please note: if a president is also a member of the HPD Divisional Executive, the president counts as the
participant from the local.

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Event Location

Courtyard Marriott 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7