Friends of FCO

For over 20 years, FCO has led and supported families and friends of long-term care residents to start and maintain effective Family Councils, work collaboratively with long-term care home staff to improve the quality of life in long-term care homes, and inform public policy. This year, we invite you join us as a Friend of FCO and help us do even more to support Family Councils in long-term care!

We truly appreciate every single donation we receive, and every dollar makes a difference. A monthly donation is a commitment to our mission that will provide us with a steady and predictable source of funding which allows us to effectively plan for the future, develop new and innovative programs for caregivers, and to continue to work toward our vision that people in long-term care have a vibrant experience and the best care.

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*one time donations are still appreciated and accepted through the form linked above

Why donate monthly?

It’s easy! There are no checks to mail and no monthly reminders needed. Contributions are automatic.
It’s flexible!
You choose the amount that you would like to give each month. You can increase, decrease, pause, or cancel at any time.
It’s affordable!
Monthly giving allows you to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year.
It’s impactful!
Monthly giving means lower administrative costs for us, so we can do more with your donation. Additionally, having a regular income allows us to put even more focus on the long-term approach and achieve more each year.
....and it’s got perks!
At the end of the year you will receive a donation report for
tax receipting purposes. FCO offers all of our friends the following additional perks
as well:

  • Discounted admission to all paid events
  • Discounts on FCO merchandise
  • Quarterly impact reports to find out how far your dollars have gone!

How will my donation be used?

Family Councils Ontario supports Family Councils across the province by:

  • Consulting with Family Council members and staff of long-term care homes via phone and email to provide information, help brainstorm ideas, and assist in resolving issues;
  • Educating prospective and current Council members on issues related to Family Councils and long-term care via presentations and workshops;
  • Training long-term care home staff on how to build and maintain positive relationships with residents’ families and how to work with the Family Council;
  • Hosting in-person and online education sessions throughout the year on topics of interest to Family Councils such as elder abuse and neglect, capacity and consent, and self-care;
  • Supporting and promoting networking between Councils from different homes;
  • Producing and publishing resources including our monthly newsletter, educational resources, and our Family Council Handbook Your Guide to Starting and Maintaining a Family Council;
  • Connecting and informing Family Councils via our website, Facebook page, our YouTube Channel, and Twitter feed.

We would not be able to continue this incredibly important work without the support of our Friends of FCO!