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CURRENT ISSUE: Spring 2018

Access the Spring 2018 issue below.

In this issue, read about the Foundation’s role in Ontario’s new family caregiver organization, Ontario’s first celebration of Young Carers Awareness Day, a guest blog on the impacts of being a young carer, as well as insights from our speakers series on integrated care. 

See current and previous articles below:

Sharing Differenct Experiences Brings All Caregivers Together

Genevieve Obarski, Executive Lead, Program Implementation, The Change Foundation Lisa Levin, Chair, Ontario Caregiver Coalition Though the Family Caregiver Day Act may be more symbolic than anything, it is another signal among many that the roles and responsibilities involved with caregiving are gaining increasing recognition.On November 5th, an important step in recognizing the role of More >

Donna Thomson: What Do Caregivers Need From The Health Care System?

At The Caring Experience telephone town halls on November 24th, Ottawa caregiver Donna Thomson shared her experience caring for her son Nicholas, who has severe disabilities and requires constant care from Donna with dedicated support from his care team. During the Town Hall, Donna was asked how the health care system could better support Ontario’s family More >

A New Health Care Frontier: Ontario’s Family Caregivers

For many, summer is holiday season. For family caregivers, however, real holidays can be hard to come by. Their work is endless, and without them our health care system would crumble. That’s why we have chosen to focus on the valuable, but unrecognized, role of the caregiver in the Ontario health care system in our More >

The Change Foundation Launches First Phase of Long Term Care Project

The Change Foundation’s strategic work on patient engagement is extending further through a new partnership and project looking at resident and family councils in long-term care (LTC) facilities across Ontario. The project builds on The Change Foundation’s comprehensive examination of patient and family councils in Ontario hospitals (see the report here) and will deliver a More >

Learning About Patient Engagement Strategies With Ontario’s LHINs

Starting in September 2013, The Change Foundation partnered with Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) across the province to offer a series of learning sessions on patient engagement strategies and activities. The final session was held in partnership with the Waterloo Wellington LHIN in May 2015. Designed in partnership with LHIN staff and regional stakeholders, More >


The project leads for the Cultivating Change Changing CARE team share their insights and experience on co-design. To hear more from the team and the others, register for Hot Talks on Health on January 28, 2019: #TCFHotTalks #ChangingCARE