Call for Wayfinding Volunteers

We are seeking Ontarians aged 55+ who have a strong sense of volunteerism, an active interest in the long-term care sector, and are keen to help others in accessing services, support and resources. Concerned Friends operates a free service that matches knowledgeable volunteers with seniors and members of the public seeking support and assistance. Over

CF Quoted re Hospital Fines

Board Director Shelley Birenbaum quoted by CBC Windsor regarding hospital fines. "Shelley Birenbaum, the director at Concerned Friends, said that older people are a group that are constantly being placed last in line. "I have great sympathy for the hospitals but this is not the problem of people waiting for long-term care, they didn't cause the

Add Your Voice To Ours!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our year-end donor campaign! The Add Your Voice to Ours Campaign is our annual fundraising initiative that supports Concerned Friends’ efforts in wayfinding, outreach, and, education and advocacy. One-time and monthly donors will be contributing directly to further our work in these three key areas. For details, visit our

Meet the Board!

We are pleased to announce our new Concerned Friends directors-at-large: Alice Gaudine, Heeba Abdullah, Isabell Berry, Raymond Chong and Tony Nguyen who join with current directors, Shelley Birenbaum and Kathy Knowlton-Krueger. This term's executive officers include newly elected Board President, Kristle Calisto-Tavares, Vice President, Sharon Filger and Past President/Interim Treasurer Laurie Nicol. Welcome and thank

Our 42nd Annual General Meeting

Last week, we had the immense pleasure of hosting Concerned Friends members at our 42nd Annual General Meeting. This grassroots organization began when a small but mighty group of concerned citizens banded together to find ways to create better outcomes for long-term care residents. Despite decades passing, there is still a need for Concerned Friends

CF quoted re inspections

Concerned Friends volunteer Sheila Elston was recently interviewed and quoted in an article and on radio by the CBC. "If they're just going in for one incident, that a resident fell and there's no injury, they're only looking at documentation, they're looking at the policy of falls prevention and they're not looking at was the