MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Chartwell Retirement Residences supports Premier Ford and his government's decision to re-establish fairness through the introduction of Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. This new direction protects our residents, who are seniors on fixed incomes, and their ability to afford the cost of their rent and services. Labour costs have the highest impact on resident fees.
As an operator of more than 120 long term care and retirement homes in Ontario we are called upon every day to balance the allocation of resources across service improvements to our residents, investing in maintaining and improving our homes, cost increases to our residents and compensation for our employees. We recognize the value and contributions of our employees to Making People's Lives Better in our homes. But it is a complex puzzle that was imbalanced by the previous legislation. It is our expectation that the new legislation will reduce the gridlock caused by the prior amendments in the collective bargaining and grievance rights processes and allow us to continue to work effectively with unions and our employees.
Chartwell is an unincorporated, open-ended trust which indirectly owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities, from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. It is the largest operator in the Canadian seniors living sector with over 200 quality retirement communities in four provinces. Chartwell is committed to its vision of Making People's Lives BETTER and to providing a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life experience for its residents. For more information, visit www.chartwell.com.
SOURCE Chartwell Retirement Residences
For further information: Chartwell Retirement Residences, Sharon Henderson, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Tel: (647) 302-6117, [email protected]