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News release
June 9, 2021

Ontarians speaking out about health care

TORONTO, June 9, 2021 — Ontario’s doctors asked, and you responded!

The Ontario Medical Association launched a public survey Monday seeking Ontarians’ views on the future of health care. The OMA will use the survey, at, to create recommendations to improve health-care services locally and across Ontario as the province emerges from the pandemic.

Within the first 36 hours, the survey had been covered by 60 media outlets around the province. More than 650 Ontarians completed the survey within hours of being asked to tell us their views.

“This is a huge province and health-care priorities are different in every community and region,” said OMA President Dr. Adam Kassam. “As we create a plan for the future of health care in Ontario, from the grassroots up, we are asking everyone across the province to provide their input to ensure local health-care needs are considered.”

The OMA’s recommendations will address immediate health-care priorities, the backlog of health-care services built up during the pandemic and the pre-existing cracks in the system exposed by the pandemic, such as the need for better long-term care, home care and palliative services and access to mental health and addictions services.

About the OMA

The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000 plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.

For more information, please contact OMA Media Relations at