This webinar discusses capacity to consent for treatment for people with communication disabilities. This webinar was held on May 18, 2016 and is brought to you by Communication Disabilities Access Canada and is made possible through funding from The Law Foundation of Ontario. For more information, you can visit us on the web at:

This webinar presented by Louise Hanvey provides an overview of what Advance Care Planning (ACP) is, fosters understanding as to why ACP is important for patients with prostate cancer, teaches patients and/or their families and caregivers the steps involved in the ACP process, and how to start these types of conversations, as well as familiarize participants with the available resources on ACP.

On November 3rd, 2016, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, join Best Start System Navigator from the District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board, Mélissa Boivin, community leader, Lola Dufour, and author of the Framework, Francine Charland, for a webinar that will highlight the tools and resources offered in the Northeastern Ontario Cultural Linguistic Competency Framework, as well as share stories on how it has already been used.  A copy of the presentation in PDF format is available. 

Dr. Vicky Scott, presented on the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) program adapted for First Nations communities in British Columbia.  The goal of the program for fall and fire prevention is to close an important health gap and contribute to the consistency of care among First Nation elders.  

The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care invite to join us for an inperson and webinar presentation on Tues. Oct. 18th from 4-5pm by Sarah Webster, Knowledge Broker for the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Outreach Initiative and Dr. John Puxty, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Queen's University. 

This recorded presentation featuring Dr. David Conn was presented on Sept. 14, 2016.  This webinar presented information that will help viewews:

  1. Recognize the signs of mental health problems with a focus on mood and behaviours of older adults living in Long-term Care
  2. Identify treatment options (both social support and pharmacological) to support older adults who are experiencing mental health problems in Long-term Care
  3. Appreciate the serious of delirium, risk factors, symptoms and causes of Delirium
  4. Intervene with older clients/patients to detect, treat and prevent Delirium

The link also provides access to additional resources.

On  Sept. 22, 2016  Arlene Etchen, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Knowledge Transfer Consultant in Ontario presented an overview of demographic trends and what it means to the housing market; shared insights from market research about what seniors want in housing and highlighted examples of seniors housing options. Watch the recording of the webinar here.

Thurs. Jun 23rd 2016.  Presenters, Rhonda Lovell and Megan Jaquith provided an update on the work to date in the development of a Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy for South East Ontario.  This webinar provided an opportunity to share feedback on the drafted strategy as well as information regarding opportunities in the further development and implementation of the strategy. View a recording of the webinar here.  

Putting the Patient in Patient-centered Care.  Patients Canada invite you to join a townhall meeting on Monday, June 13 in Toronto.  If you are unable to participate in person, join the conversation via webinar on June 15th or 16th.  Register here.  

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The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health held our May Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Michael Green's presentation "Diabetes Within Ontario's First Nations Peoples" on May 17th from 4-5pm at the Learning & Leadership Centre at Providence Care, 752 King St. W. Kingston, Ontario.  To view the webinar please click here.