Grace Wiwcharuk

Research Project

Privatization of Ontario’s Universal Healthcare System



My name is Grace Wiwcharuk and I am a fourth-year Professional Communications student completing my final weeks of my undergrad here at TMU. Throughout my undergrad, I’ve been particularly drawn to the intersection of public health and communication, which led me to research a critical topic for the future of Ontario’s healthcare. Through my research, I’ve gained invaluable insights into the complexities of healthcare communication. This endeavor has enriched my understanding of the field and equipped me with practical skills essential for professional success.

As I prepare to transition into the next phase of my life, I am immensely grateful for the transformative experiences and opportunities afforded to me by the Professional Communication program at TMU. It’s been a privilege to be part of a community that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages a commitment to making meaningful contributions to the realm of Professional Communication.



Research Summary

Ontario’s public healthcare system provides equal access to healthcare and access to various services and programs. The healthcare system promises connected and convenient care through delivering care in communities, making it easier to access services for all Ontarians. The Ford Government has proposed Bill 60 to allow private healthcare facilities to perform more surgeries to reduce wait times and delays for Ontario Residents. The research addresses the gaps in healthcare by analyzing the Government’s policy direction, the existing for-profit surgical and diagnostic industry, and the implications of expanding for-profit involvement in Canada’s largest province. Overall, the goal of the study is to examine Ontarians access to healthcare and how the government of Ontario can improve Ontarians access. 

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