Homecare and Long-Term Care: Tensions and Possibilities

April 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a joint book launch and panel discussion of The Privatization of Care: The Case of Nursing Homes, edited by Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong (Routledge) and Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances by Cynthia Cranford (ILR Press).

Monday, April 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

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Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University. She held a CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research, and has published on a wide variety of issues related to long-term care, health care policy, and women’s health.

Cynthia Cranford is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her recent research compares the social organization of in-home personal care and support – the bodywork, emotion-work and housework that allows elderly, chronically ill and disabled people to live at home – across different contexts.

Mary Gellatly is community legal worker in the Workers’ Rights Division at Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) in Toronto. Mary is a clinical instructor for the PCLS intensive poverty law program in partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School. She has over 25 years of experience in the area of workers’ rights and migrant workers’ rights. She was one of the co-founders of the Workers’ Action Centre and Caregivers’ Action Centre.

Anil Naidoo is a National Representative at the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). He is on the board of the Canadian Health Coalition and is co-chair of the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat. Over the past two decades, Anil has been involved with many campaigns in support of strengthening and improving public health care in Canada.


Leah F. Vosko is Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Political Economy of Gender & Work at York University and the academic research lead on Closing the Enforcement Gap. Her research focuses on precarious employment, employment standards enforcement, and temporary labour migration. She also oversees the collaborative Gender and Work DatabaseComparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database, and forthcoming Employment Standards Database projects as well as the Canada Labour Code-Data Analysis Infrastructure, which investigates employment standards enforcement in the federal jurisdiction.