People often ask us how to truly co-design and engage with caregivers and healthcare providers. In Lessons from Changing CARE: The Discovery Phase of Experience-Based Co-Design, we do our best to answer that question.
We first took on the issue of Ontario’s privacy and consent rules for caregivers in our 2017 report–Making Privacy and Consent Rules Work For Family Caregivers–after hearing repeatedly that privacy and consent is a barrier faced by many of Ontario’s family caregivers, and is too often used as a crutch for the lack of engagement with family caregivers.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the four Changing CARE teams launched their innovative, caregiver-focused projects.
One year, 15 cross-cutting working group sessions, 17 bi-weekly project managers meetings, and numerous steering committee meetings, to be more precise. Most impressively, across the four teams, more than 650 caregivers have participated, informed and partnered on the change they’d like to see.
Today – on Family Caregiver Day – Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s intention to provide $6.5 million in funding for the creation of a caregiver organization in our province.
Join us on Twitter on January 25th, 2018 to raise awareness of Ontario’s young carers. Young Carers Awareness Day is celebrated in the UK. For the first time, we are also recognizing this awareness day in Ontario. Join us on Twitter (@TheChangeFdn) using #YCAD to join the conversation. We invite young carers, young adult carers, organizations More >
On November 20, 2017 we hosted our second Hot Talks on Health event focused on family caregivers. The event shined an important light on the often invisible population of young carers.
The Change Foundation is hiring for the new role, Senior Program Associate, Strategy and Innovation. Reporting to the Executive Lead, Strategy and Innovation, the Senior Program Associate plays an essential role in collaborating with the Executive Lead on the portfolio strategy and implementing significant priorities that are aimed at advancing The Change Foundation’s strategy. Learn More >
When The Change Foundation embarked on our engagement with family caregivers and health and community care providers in 2015, our goal was to better understand the caregiver experience — particularly in their interactions with providers.
I am pleased to announce that Jodeme Goldhar, The Change Foundation’s Executive Lead of Strategy and Innovation, has been named a Senior Associate of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC).
The Change Foundation’s response to Kielburger article in the Huffington Post, “Forced to Grow Up Too Fast, Canada’s Young Carers Face Trauma,” shining a light on young carers.