Melissa Mancini

Melissa Mancini is a producer with The National.

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Abandoned shopping mall offers sanctuary, friendship for Ukrainian refugees amid the fear

Food, shelter and essential supplies are available at a former shopping centre for refugees pouring into Poland since their country was invaded by Russia on Feb. 24. Some 964,000 people have crossed from Ukraine into Poland since that day.

How smaller long-term care homes can help address big elder-care issues

Green House Project-style homes have benefits for seniors when it comes to things such as the level of personal care and quality of life for seniors, advocates say.

Nursing homes with repeated violations continue to break law, despite Ontario's promise to crack down

After a year that revealed the cracks in Ontario's long-term care system and saw the government promise changes, some repeat offenders continue to be cited by provincial inspectors for serious violations of Ontario’s Long-Term Care Act.

In one of Ontario's hardest-hit regions, COVID-19 takes a toll on essential workers

In Peel Region, there have been more than 500 workplace outbreaks since last year, fuelling more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases. Three people who live in Brampton, Ont., discuss the struggles they and their families have faced during the pandemic.
CBC Investigates

In face of deadly pandemic, Ontario long-term care homes continue breaking COVID-19 safety rules

Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic, inspectors were still catching Ontario long-term care homes violating crucial infection prevention and control measures. Many infractions occurred during or after outbreaks, a CBC News investigation found.

These nursing home chains have the highest COVID-19 death rates in Ontario, data analysis finds

Not all for-profit long-term care homes in Ontario are equal when it comes to containing COVID-19, an analysis of provincial data by CBC’s Marketplace has found.

85% of Ont. nursing homes break the law repeatedly with almost no consequences, data analysis shows

A data analysis of the most serious breaches of Ontario’s long-term care home safety legislation reveals that six in seven care homes are repeat offenders, and there are virtually no consequences for homes that break that law repeatedly.

Comprehensive nursing home inspections caught up to 5 times more violations. Why did Ontario cut them?

Ontario's government knew it was cutting thorough, effective investigations that helped identify infection control concerns in nursing homes three years before it made the cuts in 2018, but did it anyway, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
CBC Investigates

Nursing home told families hospital wouldn't accept sick residents during pandemic. That wasn't true

The long-term care home where more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic than anywhere else in Ontario is facing new scrutiny.

Ont. nursing homes have had 22 years to do safety upgrades. COVID-19 reveals deadly cost of delay

A failure to make safety upgrades to their buildings in the past two decades appears to have left many long-term care homes particularly vulnerable to the deadly spread of COVID-19, a Marketplace investigation reveals. Most homes still operating at the 1972 standard are owned by for-profit companies.