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It’s hard to believe that the first half of the year is almost over. Summer has come, our Changing the Way We Care conference has been held, many Councils will be wrapping up their work until the fall, and so it’s time to reflect on the first six months of 2017!

We kicked off the year...

Last week’s Changing the Way We Care: Innovation & Transformation conference was a huge success! Together with over 50 Family Council members, Long-Term Care Home staff, and other LTC stakeholders we learned, networked, networked and celebrated over the course of two amazing days. We were...

Family Council Week is in full swing! Councils across Ontario are promoting and celebrating their work through special educational events, social activities, and more. A key success factor for effective Family Councils is learning from one another and sharing your successes. To mark...

FCO is gearing up for our Changing the Way We Care: Innovation & Transformation conference on June 14th and 15th in Toronto! The conference will feature informative and engaging plenaries, hands-on breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more! The...

With Family Council Week 2017 just around the corner (June 3rd to 9th), let’s reflect on the history of Family Council Week! The first celebration, then marked as Family Council Week, began eight years ago in 2010. Family Council Week was launched to celebrate and raise awareness of the large...

- By Samantha Peck, FCO Director of Communications & Education

Last week I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange (ANKE) at Hart House in Toronto. NICE, the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly, is “an international...

On May 4th Family Councils from the Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) area of Erie St. Clair gathered at The Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor for a day of education and networking. The day was graciously hosted by the Family Council at Aspen Lake. This gathering was a great...

By Olivia Saric, Social Work Placement Student

As I reach the end of my placement with Family Councils Ontario I think it is important to reflect on my journey and share what I’ve have learned.

I have spent 8 months and a total of 500 hours at Family Councils Ontario as a...

- By Samantha Peck, FCO Director of Communications & Education

On Wednesday April 19th, over 700 people including FCO staff arrived at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto for the start of the AdvantAge Ontario (formerly OANHSS)...

By Lisa Feldstein, Lawyer practicing Family Health Law™ at Lisa Feldstein Law Office.

What is “informed consent”?

When a person is asked to make a decision about health care, it is supposed to be informed. The...