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Free Wayfinding Help

Did you know that Concerned Friends offers a free Wayfinding Program that can help you navigate the long-term care home system OR provide support for issues relating to a loved one already residing in a LTC home? Some of the most common questions we get are relating to: - help choosing a home - care

We Need Your Stories

We are gathering stories of impact from anyone who has benefited from our phone or email support, information and resources on our website, or as a member of the Concerned Friends community. We have created a form to capture this important qualitative data which you can access HERE. Please consider telling us the story of

Recruiting a CF Board Treasurer

We are recruiting a Board Treasurer with strong financial acumen and understanding of fiduciary responsibilities to steward a registered charity. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining an operational Board of Directors to actively lead the financial management and accountability of the organization, you can find more information and how to

Become a CF Board Member!

We are seeking Ontarians who have a strong sense of volunteerism, are looking to play a leadership role in the community we serve, and who have an active interest in the long-term care sector. Join an active operational Board of Directors committed to advancing the health and well-being and enriching the experiences of those living in

2021 Inspections Report Card

For many years, Concerned Friends has been reporting on the government-mandated inspections within the 627 long-term care facilities located across Ontario. In 2021, the number of inspections completed (1,787) decreased slightly from the previous year (1,886). However, in both years, the number of inspections was significantly lower than 2019, by at least 28%. Although each

Election Toolkit

The Ontario Provincial Election is fast approaching (Thursday June 2, 2022) and the good news is that long-term care is addressed in the platforms of all the major parties. The bad news is that there is no consensus on how to fix this very broken system. Each party has articulated different strategies ranging from an

Submission on Fixing the Long-Term Care Act

Concerned Friends submitted comments and recommendations on the proposed Phase 1 Regulations under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021. For a copy of Concerned Friends submission click here. Our 26 recommendations fall under the following key areas. Accountability, Enforcement, and Transparency Definition of Not-for-Profit Homes Diversity and Discrimination Emergency Planning/Pandemic Preparedness Quality of Care Resident Safety