Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.

Tuesday July 9th from 12-1PM EST join Amber Schiec and Marguerite Thomas as they discuss designing your own multi-faceted campaign to deliver the message to clients to walk more and to walk safely. To learn more or register click here.

Monday June 24th from 12-1PM EST join Mariel Ang and Daphne Kemp as they provide you with the information you need to create and set up your own Mock Potential Environmental Hazards Room regardless of your setting. They will provide the logistics in set up, promotion and how to engage staff, clients, families and/or public on environmental hazards and how they can react with more biological risk factors. To learn more or to register click here.

June 11, 2019 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenter Dr. Julie E. Moore as she discusses how you can transform your work from awareness raising to motivating action, resulting in the outcomes you want to achieve. Register here.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

On April 1st, 2019,  Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life.  Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here.  Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.

Thurs. Mar. 21 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sharon Koehn PhD for this free webinar as she discusses the two phases of the Building Trust project. To learn more or to register click here.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 12 – 1 pm ET join presenters Jennifer Zelmer, Paul L’Archevêque and Erik Sande for this webinar where they will discuss the key foundational concepts of value-based health care, share current activities in Canada including early lessons learned and more. Register here.

March 28, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Barb Sutcliffe as she disccuses the topic of culture change and how to move from being task-focused to people focused. Resources will be shared to support long-term care homes interested in putting living first and creating a culture where everyone - residents, family members, and team members thrive.  Register here.

Mon. March 18 to Sun. April 14, 2019. This online workshop for health care and other professionals can be completed weekly at your discretion.  Objectives include to become familiar with differential approaches to substance use; develop skills to recognize types of Substance Use Disorders in older adults and to be able to use geriatric, addiction-specific screening and assessment tools. The cost is $240 or $120 for students.  The registration deadline is March 11th.  Register at www.aging.utoronto.ca.

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