Patient/caregiver engagement and ethics

  As a caregiver, I have been involved in several patient/caregiver engagement initiative; some great experiences and others not so much. I shared my experience with one of my professors, Dr. Don Willison, who is an expert on research ethics. Given his interest in the topic and his current work around ethics of patient engagement in research, he kindly accepted to help me voicing my… Read more →

Canada Cares Award

Sara Shearkhani, co-founder of Family Caregivers Voice, received the Canada Cares Award. The event was organized by Canada Cares Foundation at CBC Toronto Atrium and Sara received her award from Lieutenant Governor David Onley on May 6th, 2017.   Read more →

Family Caregivers Voice at City Hall for Caregivers Day

Carole Ann Alloway was one of the speakers on April 4 – Caregiver Day to over 300 caregivers, councillors, the mayor and health care organizations, an event that was held at City Hall.  The first Tuesday in April has been proclaimed Caregiver Day in Toronto by Mayor Tory.  The province is in the process of passing legislation to make it provincial… Read more →

Family Caregivers Voice and Sinai Health System

Last year, Family Caregivers Voice’s co-founders (Carole Ann Alloway and Sara Shearkhani) approached Sinai Health System’s Bridgepoint Active Healthcare to design what was initially called “the caregiver village”; an idea inspired by the Dementia Village of the Netherlands and the Athens Village and other similar initiatives in US. In the coming weeks, we will share with you our idea in a form of a list “The… Read more →

Living Life to the Full- A Course for Family Caregivers by Canadian Mental Health Association

Carole Ann and I had a great meeting last week with great people of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to explores ways we can help each other to assist family caregivers. The meeting went absolutely fantastic and we learned a lot from our colleagues and friends at CMHA. One of the program that they have for family caregivers and we are… Read more →