CF quoted re Bill 7

Despite vocal opposition from long-term care experts and senior care advisors, including Concerned Friends, the Ontario government has passed Bill 7. A recent article appeared in the Globe and Mail highlighting our position and quoting Shelley Birenbaum, one of our Board members. Shelley Birenbaum, board member for long-term care advocacy group Concerned Friends, said the

Submission on Bill 7

The provincial government has proposed new legislation to be passed within a short time frame, disingenuously titled "More Beds, Better Care Act." The Act would give new powers to force the elderly and persons with disabilities who are waiting in hospitals into long-term care homes against their choosing, in what legal experts and patient advocates

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