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Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Nicol

Meet Laurie! Laurie is our Past President & Interim Treasurer. She is a Certified Association Executive with over 35 years’ leadership experience in the non-profit sector. Laurie joined Concerned Friends to channel her passion for advocacy and to support the need for improving conditions in …

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Take On Life Challenge!

Raise your hand if you’re ready to join us for a FUNdraising challenge event! Announcing the launch of the Take On Life Challenge! The Take On Life Challenge is a pledge-style event where you get to participate and ask your friends and family to support …

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Kristle Calisto-Tavares

Today we turn the volunteer spotlight onto Kristle Calisto-Tavares. Kristle is a volunteer and current President of the Concerned Friends Board of Directors. She runs a social-purpose business working with organizations and enterprises toward collaborative change-making. Why did you get involved with Concerned Friends? “My …

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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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