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Supporting Families Research Project

Caregivers face complex and unique challenges when placing and supporting a loved one in care. How have you been supported through this journey?

In 2017, Family Councils Ontario launched a new project to examine the role and scope of support services in Long Term Care. Our goal is to understand how families are being supported and to explore ways we can improve these services.

This is a collaborative and knowledge sharing project. We hope to work with both families and service providers to gain a deeper understanding of services and to foster positive change.  

Research Project Report

The Supporting families in long-term care: Results from a research project report is available to download and read. This report provides an overview of the project including methods, key findings from family and Social Worker/Social Service Worker perspectives, key learning, and discussion.


Webinar Recording

If you missed- or want to rewatch- the Supporting Families webinar hosted by the Bruyere CLRI, you're in luck!

The webinar recording is available to watch on demand.

Thank you to the Bruyere CLRI for hosting the webinar and supporting this project.


Next Steps

We are exploring the issue  of how social workers/social service works can best support residents' families, based on the research project. We are looking to connect with families, caregivers, Social Workers/Social Service Workers, LTC home staff, and other sector partners to advance this work. If you are interested in joining the provider or family working group, contact Sam at