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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 →

Presentation to Credit Valley Hospital

Credit Valley Hospital chose June as the month to recognize seniors. To assist with this initiative, Carole Ann gave a presentation on June 28 regarding the stages of caregiving using examples of Sara Shearkhani’s and Carole Ann’s stories. The presentation was televised to two other Trillium Hospitals. After the talk, Carole Ann was approached with questions from the audience and… Read more →

2016 CAHSPR Conference

Carole Ann Alloway and Sara Shearkhani, co-founders of Family Caregivers Voice, presented at the 2016 CAHSPR conference on the topic of caregiver engagement. The panel discussion was designed by Health Quality Ontario. Carole Ann and Sara presented with representatives from HQO, The Change Foundation, CCAC, and Saint Elizabeth Health Care. The panel was very informative and well received. Read more →

Shedding New Light by The Change Foundation

“In March 2015, The Change Foundation formally released Out of the Shadows and Into the Circle, it’s 2015-2020 strategic plan focused on improving the experiences of family caregivers in the Ontario health care system and their interactions with health providers…. As part of this process, Sara Shearkhani worked with The Change Foundation to complete a literature review to summarize and… Read more →