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Join Our Board

Concerned Friends currently has two director vacancies. As a director, you will join an active operational Board committed to advancing the health and well-being and enriching the experiences of those living in long-term care homes across Ontario.  Established in 1980, Concerned Friends, a registered charity …

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New federal voluntary standards

Concerned Friends applauds the development of national standards for long-term care homes and urges the federal government to make such standards mandatory–as a criterion for federal funding for health care. Concerned Friends urges Ontario and Minister Calandra to integrate these standards into proactive inspections and …

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Bill 7: Call for those affected

Have you or a family member been impacted by Bill 7? Bill 7 (More Beds, Better Care Act) put in place rules that allow hospitals and government officials to compel hospital patients into accepting admissions to long-term care homes they do not wish to spend …

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Bill 7 Webinar

Bill 7 was passed into law in August 2022 with no meaningful public consultation. The Act enables the transfer of older and disabled patients from hospitals to long term care facilities not of their choosing and which may be located a far distance from family and friends. …

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CF Op Ed

CF was pleased to see an op-ed letter printed in the Globe & Mail on January 6, 2023. The letter submitted was edited and reworked a bit by the Globe. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/letters/article-justin-trudeaus-greatest-accomplishment-his-promotion-of-women-the/. Scroll down to the heading “All Together” The original article referenced in the letter was …

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Hello Winter

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Our final 2022 quarterly newsletter is out. Hear from our new Board President about all the great things we got up to in 2022. Meet the Board for 2023 and get an update on current projects plus a few reminders for members. Read the full …

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Wayfinding Volunteers

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 …

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CareTO piloting new model for LTC homes

The City of Toronto is piloting a new resident-centred program called CareTO¬†which aims to improve care in long-term care facilities. In addition to increased staffing and changes in the way staff tasks are structured, the program allows residents to have more choices: in what they …

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