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Background

More than 2 million Canadians and 1 in 5 Ontarians are informal caregivers. They provide approximately 80% of the care needs for people with chronic health issues and contribute an estimated $25 billion in economic value. If we are to sustain our publicly funded healthcare system, we need to spotlight the challenges caregivers face.
Join national and local experts to ask how we can best support informal caregivers.

 

  • What are the trends in informal caregiving in Canada and abroad?
  • What has worked well in supporting informal caregivers? What hasn’t? What are some key lessons?
  • What are the evidence-based best practices for frontline staff working with informal caregivers from diverse backgrounds?
  • What would a comprehensive caregiver strategy look like that meets the needs of informal caregivers, those they care for and that will also help sustain the health system?

It’s time to turn private challenges into public policy issues.

 

Event Details

 

 

Date & Time

Thurday, June 9, 2011
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Location

George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University, 245 Church St., Toronto (Ontario)
[Map]

 

Registration

Registration Fee: $75.00
Registration include access to the symposium, continental breakfast, lunch, and all hard copy materials.
To register for the event, please click here.

Kickoff Address
Photo of Margaret Federico

Margaret Federico [MFA], Novelist, Columnist and Informal Caregiver (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Margaret will share her experiences as an informal caregiver and draw from her extensive literary background, mixing humour with real life caregiving.
[Webcast]




Invited Speaker

  • Camille Orridge, CEO, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (Toronto, Ontario) - Camille will set the context of the conference with her presentation: Mobilizing a system response to caregiver support.
    [Presentation] [Webcast]

 

Keynote Speaker

  • Adalsteinn Brown [DPhil], Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) - Adalsteinn will open the panel with a presentation on the key findings from groundbreaking report, Caring-About-Caregivers: Caregiving for the future of Ontario.
    [Webcast]

 

Panel Speakers

  • Dr. Joel Sadavoy [MD, FRCP(c)], Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Ontario) - Dr. Sadavoy will speak about the challenges to supporting informal caregivers from a physician-hospital perspective.
    [Presentation]
  • Françoise Hébert [PhD], Alzheimer Society of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) - Françoise will speak to the unique issues facing informal caregivers from the perspective of a nonprofit community-based organization.
    [Presentation]
    [Panel Presentations and Discussion Webcast]

 

Afternoon Session:
A series of skill-building workshops offering a rich opportunity to engage in knowledge translation and exchange with other front-line practitioners, health administrators, policy makers and consumers.

Time Facilitators Description
1:15pm - 2:45pm Kitty Sin Ting Lee
(Yee Hong Caregiver Education and Resource Centre)
CAREGIVER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR DIVERSE POPULATION
[Presentation]
[Webcast]
3:00pm-4:30pm Ann Pottinger
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
GUIDING THE JOURNEY
Caring for Self and Others
[Presentation]
[Webcast]
1:15pm -2:45pm
or
3:00pm-4:30pm
Lori Holloway Payne
(Personal Support Network of Ontario)
WORKING WITH INFORMAL CAREGIVERS FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS
Guidelines for Best Practices
[Presentation]
1:15pm -2:45pm
or
3:00pm-4:30pm
Mark Stolow
(Care-ring Voice Network)
CARE-RING VOICE NETWORK
A Tele-learning Program in Support of Families
[Presentation]
1:15pm -2:45pm
or
3:00pm-4:30pm
Dr. Leslie Nickell, Shawn Tracy & Stephanie Bell
(Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER
Lessons Learned in the IMPACT Clinic
[Presentation]
[Modified Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)]

 

 

Webcast

 

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The CRNCC is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Ryerson University