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

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