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Dog wearing disguise. Photo by Braydon Anderson on Unsplash.We are often asked: “how we can get more families to attend our meetings?” My...

Now that we’ve covered tips on preparing for a Council meeting, let’s discuss ways to make the most of your meetings themselves....

Happy New Year!

To kick off 2018, throughout January we’re going to focus on what makes a good Council meeting. Since the bulk of the work done by...

This month we are focusing our blogs on diversity in Long-Term Care.  During these weeks many traditions have special holidays and people from all over the world have their own diverse ways of celebrating. Even though the traditions may look very different, a closer look shows that the common...

Throughout December, we’ll be focusing on diversity in Long-Term Care.

Canada is an increasingly diverse country. Diversity in Canada includes facets such as race and ethnicity, and also age, language, gender, gender expression, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, abilities, and...

Throughout this month, we’ve been exploring various aspects of Family Council membership, from the legislation and associated best practices, to the importance of members having a stake in the Home and what makes a good Family Council member. To wrap up our blog series on membership, this week...

Family Council success is strongly dependent on its members, so it’s important to consider not only Council membership as a whole (e.g. relevant legislation, recruitment planning), but also the individuals who make up your group.

We’re often asked: what makes a good Family Council member...

Many Council members ask us if people who no longer have loved ones in a Home can stay on a family Council. The short answer to this is yes, however every Council may want to discuss a few considerations about continued membership.

Legislation leaves the specifics of membership up to each...

This week in our Family Council Membership blog series, we’re going to cover Frequently Asked Questions about the Long-Term Care Homes Act and Family Council membership.

Q: What does the Act say about the membership of a Family Council?

A: The Act also indicates...

This month, FCO is focusing on Family Council Membership! As Family Council success is strongly dependent on its members, this is an important topic to explore in depth. To get started, we’ll review the legislation and relevant best practices.

Family Councils are described in Ontario’s...