FCO Virtual Family Forum

To help keep long-term care residents safe during the pandemic, many safety measures have been implemented including masking, social distancing, restricted visitor access, and vaccinations. On March 9th, 2022 the Ministry of Long-Term Care announced that they will be moving forward with their plan to ease pandemic restrictions across the province, including within long-term care homes, in an effort to balance the risk of infection with overall resident quality of life. We understand that this strategy can contribute to feelings of fear, frustration, sadness, and confusion. Families are facing an unprecedented situation and we know that you need support. We are here to help.

Please join our Virtual Family Forum created by Family Councils Ontario to share your concerns brainstorm ideas for maintaining a connection with residents, ask FCO staff questions about the COVID-19 situation and how it is impacting LTC, and give and receive support from your peers.

The discussion will be driven by family members with facilitation by an FCO staff person. The forums will take place on the following days and times:

August 10th, 2022 @ 10:00am (Click here to register)

August 23rd @ 6:30pm (Click here to register)

Sessions will only be held if there is sufficient registration (at least 6 people registered to attend). If sessions are cancelled, or at any time, caregivers and Council members can reach out to FCO staff for support. Registration closes at noon the day prior to the scheduled session. Please note that each session is limited to 25 participants.

Note: discussions will be limited in scope to Ontario long-term care.

After you register, you will receive more information about how you can join the group for these discussions either by phone or on your personal computer.

If you want to connect with us one-on-one, you can continue to do so by phone and email. We’re here for you.

More dates and times will be added on a monthly basis. Subscribe to our ebulletin to receive notice of upcoming forums and other events.