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Building coalitions to create mass movements: Lessons from the Ontario Health Coalition

Social movement campaigners rarely get the chance to write up their own history. But in a new internationally comparative book on labour-community coalitions -- called Power in Coalition -- the successful strategies of Canada's Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) take centre stage. The OHC is one of three coalitions whose campaigns are documented as part of a grounded study of what makes community-based coalitions successful and what makes them fail.


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Volunteer-led Ontario Health Coalition referendum encourages Ontarians to support local public hospitals

April 5, 2014
| The Ontario Health Coalition has organized a volunteer-led referendum advocating for the public to have their say on the health care system.
Length: 14:29 minutes (13.27 MB)
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Report: Ontario private health clinics allegedly charging user fees, extra-billing

March 25, 2014
| On Tuesday, the Ontario Health Coalition released a new report, alleging that Ontario's private clinics are charging user fees and thousands in extra-billing.
Length: 22:27 minutes (20.56 MB)
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Ontario government cutting billions from health funding, says health-care group

| March 3, 2013

Ontario Health Coalition Health Action Assembly

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:30pm


Hart House, Music Room
7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto campus
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 49.2084" N, 79° 23' 40.8876" W


Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:00 am - 4.30 pm.

Location: Hart House, Music Room located at 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto campus, Toronto ON

Public health care in Ontario under attack: Ontario Health Coalition Town Hall

Ontario Health Coalition Town Hall presentations on the effect of recent Ontario government budget on health care and social services. 

Panelists in order of appearance:
Marlene Rivier, Ottawa Health Coalition
Pauline Tam, Health Reporter, The Ottawa Citizen, Moderator 
Dennis Howlett, Canadians for Tax Fairness,
Natalie Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition
Anne Clark, Ontario Nurses Association
Ross Sutherland, MA, RN

John Bonnar

Health coalition assembly and conference seeks a new vision for public health care in Ontario

| November 9, 2011
John Bonnar

Ontario Health Coalition wants action from all provincial party leaders to improve access to public health-care services

| September 17, 2011

Amanda Tattersall introduces Power in Coalition

Amanda Tattersall is an Australian researcher, union and community organizer. Her new book Power in Coalition includes a chapter on the Ontario Health Coalition's campaigns to save Medicare and against P3s. This video was produced by The Socialist Project.

May 18, 2010 |
The Ontario Health Coalition released a report appealing for equity and improved access to hospital services in rural Ontario based on input from 1,150 people from 12 public hearings.
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