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In recognition of World Mental Health Day, for this week’s blog post we’re going to discuss a few ways Family Councils can support the mental health and wellbeing of their...

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even...

Optimism is defined as “hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.”1 Optimism influences and impacts all aspects of your work and can help to keep your group on track during difficult times. As a Family Council member, optimism is an important attitude to...

Welcome to the first post in our 2018-2019 guest blog post series!

 

Achieving Quality Care in Long-Term Care

By: Esther Goldstein, B.Sc., B.S.W., RSW

Relocating your loved one to a long-term care home is a difficult, stressful and...

Successful Family Council works doesn’t exist in a vacuum- to be effective, you need authentic partnerships both within your Council and between the Council and others...

Happy September!

It’s hard to believe that another summer has come and gone! We’re back in full swing and so excited to share what we’...

It’s hard to believe, but July is right around the corner! Many Councils are planning for the fall, reviewing their year so far, and taking breaks for the...

By Natacha Dupuis, FCO Bilingual Outreach Coordinator

I was raised to have the upmost respect for older adults.  Since a young age I was fascinated by the knowledge and experience that seniors can provide me. I remember waiting anxiously every week for a new episode of the Golden...

By Tiffany Fearon (Client Services Coordinator, Family Councils Ontario)

With a background in Criminology, Sociology, and Gender Studies, a younger version of myself would have never guessed that the long-term care sector would become my new home. My journey to becoming the first...