We are looking for Ontario-based health care delivery/service organizations that will work in partnership with both The Change Foundation and family caregivers. We are not targeting a specific health sector, caregiving situation, or organization for these projects.
Family caregiver co-design must be central to the work.
We will be funding quality improvement projects; although these will not be purely research projects they will include an evaluation component.
Areas of focus for work should be based on themes we have identified during our Caring Experience listening exercise as well as other areas identified locally.
What materials will be available on August 17th?
A report summarizing The Change Foundation’s research and engagement plans in 2015-16 and the direction and focus of our future work.
Expression of Interest application and criteria.
Funding application guidelines, frequently asked questions and references.
Overall decision-making and funding announcement timeline.
What is the application process?
We will hold informational webinars about our funding opportunities on August 23rd, August 29th, September 7th, September 14th – these sessions will allow TCF to share our vision, as well as give interested organizations an opportunity to ask questions. Click here to register.
We will design an “expression of interest” process that will be accessible and supportive for organizations of all sizes.
Depending on the volume of expressions of interest, we will invite a short list of applicants to develop a full proposal OR we will invite all.
The process will be transparent and equitable. The process may include site visits for short listed candidates.
We will use an independent third party as a fairness advisor and we may include external reviewers in the selection process.
Successful proposals will be announced in November 2016.
WHAT’S BEING SAID
Where do #caregivers go for information and supports? We gained insights from our survey with 800 caregivers for the Spotlight on Ontario's Caregivers however we wanted to hear from our Caregiver Advisory Panel members as well. Check out what they said: bit.ly/2KJpOOmpic.twitter.com/WJG3ehZI0X
'Understanding Your Care Team' has been co-developed with #caregivers to help caregivers & patients understand the various types of providers that may be on their care team & their respective roles. Using plain language, each role is defined. Check it out: bit.ly/2S8QueGpic.twitter.com/ISgr1iYet1
Meet Apoorva. Apoorva takes care of her husband Abhishek, who has dementia. In this video, she discusses her caregiver journey and the importance of seeking help when struggling in the role of #caregiver. Listen to her story: bit.ly/2UDvEnW
The Caregiver Friendly Framework recognizes the many facets of supports & resources a caregiver may need to feel visible, included, encouraged, respected, supported & comfortable in their role. Access the framework for you to adopt in your organization: bit.ly/2VUALRdpic.twitter.com/PDdWAHtKsR
Developed by the Connecting the Dots #ChangingCARE team and co-designed by providers and caregivers, the Time to Talk toolkit is a self-recognition and support tool that aims to facilitate awareness of caregivers. Access the Time to Talk toolkit resources: bit.ly/2C4ukDApic.twitter.com/9FhEu4EWbR
Planning a co-design workshop? Access a variety of resources created by the #ChangingCARE teams to include caregivers in project planning & facilitate workshops. Materials include guides for facilitators, evaluation forms, sample agendas & activities: bit.ly/2H0VY8opic.twitter.com/IAMWs2xfKQ