September 19 - 21, 2019 at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa. This conference provides doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospice palliative care and other allied healthcare professionals; and caregivers, volunteers, spiritual advisers, and social workers with the opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform. This event expects to attract 500-800 hospice palliative care professionals. To learn more or to register click here.

Thursday November 1, 2018 from 1-4pm EST this FREE virtual event will overview Assess & Restore interventions from across the continuum of care including successes and opportunities, strategies and key learnings from:

  • VON SMART Enhanced In-Home Program - Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • The Home Independence Program (HIP) - Central West LHIN
  • Virtual Ward and Community Enhanced Recovery Program - Central East LHIN
  • Enhanced Service Delivery: Geriatric Care Coordinator/Lead for Senior’s Clinical Pathway Development - North West LHIN
  • Enhancing Assess & Restore Capacity  - Central LHIN

Please join us for this free knowledge exchange event! 

Register online at: https://2018novrcaforumreg.eventbrite.ca

Community Connect 2018, October 17-18th at the Hilton Suites Markham/Toronto. Immerse yourself in an environment of innovation, discovery and leading-edge thinking.This year's conference is an exceptional opportunity to connect with home care, independent living and community support service trailblazers - and network with thought leaders across various sectors and industries. Learn the latest about the big-picture systems drivers that impact our sector, engage with enterprising spirits who are re-imagining service delivery, and learn practical solutions to solve some of your most pressing operational concerns. This year's areas of special focus will include Workforce Issues; Strategies and Solutions; Health System Evolution; Leading for Influence and Impact; Innovation; and Excellence in Operations and Administration​. Register here.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 from 1:30-2:30pm EST join presenters Jaimie Killingbeck and Jennifer Hartwick for this webianr offered in collaboration with Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) and will explore some of the strategies that Schlegel Villages have used to engage residents in enhancing Village Life.  To learn more or register click here.

The Caregiver Support Framework is a resource for healthcare providers to use in leading collaborative improvement plans with clients and caregivers. The Logic Model’s Vision, Objectives, and the Five Main Elements can be used to guide, plan and measure the impact of specific caregiver support activities such as, peer education, caregiver training, and respite programs. 11 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

On May 25, 2018, Kelly Kay gave this presentation which provided an overview of the competency framework for interprofessional CGA. She examined the applications for interprofessional practice and provided an update on current knowledge to action activities. She concluded with a review of the major critiques associated with competency based practice to help practitioners avoid pitfalls. 30 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

October 1-4, 2018. Toronto. This event is for community engagers, practitioners, and innovators. It is an opportunity to come together with inspirational leaders from across the country and beyond to share ideas, successes and failures and to take this learning home and apply it to the community change work you're passionate about.  To learn more or to register click here.

Ottawa, June 25 and Kingston, June 26. Tamarack is providing a workshop showcasing simple, practical tools and approaches to building trust. Participants will be able to bring these back into their collaborative efforts and renew engagement and shared ownership.  To learn more or to register for either the Ottawa or Kingston workshop click here.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 3 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2019 on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of health care providers. To learn more click here.


There are many senior living options for aging seniors. At SeniorGuidance.org, they are dedicated to helping seniors, their loved ones and their caregivers to find appropriate senior facilities and communities that may be of interest to seniors who are looking to retire or need special care.

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