LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA: TOWARD DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY POLICY
*REGISTRATION NOW OPEN*
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
PLACE: The Atrium, George Vari Centre, Ryerson University, 245 Church Street, Toronto [Map]
COST: $80 (students and seniors $40) including light morning refreshments & a networking lunch
EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.crncc.ca/events-alphabetical-sort/dementia2017.html
REGISTRATION LINK: www.eply.com/1773026
Did you know that Penetanguishene, Ontario has adapted the idea of Holland’s Hogeweyk (Dementia Village)? Or that innovative German approaches, including “local alliances for dementia care” are now informing dementia care strategies in Canada?
This symposium features top-tier speakers who will talk not only about cutting-edge innovations in dementia care internationally, but about exciting approaches and possibilities closer to home. Symposium participants will hear the latest news on federal Bill C-233 (National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act) and gain personal insight into Ontario’s emerging dementia care strategy from a person with lived experience.
Centrally located in downtown Toronto at Ryerson University, with easy access to transit, this symposium is priced ($80 regular; $40 student/senior) to promote broad access. It also offers participants a networking lunch to strengthen existing connections and build new ones.
· Rob Oliphant, Liberal MP, Don Valley West, co-sponsor of Bill C-233
· Henk Nies, Chair, Vilans (Dutch Knowledge Center for Aging and Long-term Care) and Professor of Organization and Policy, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
· Eckart Schnabel, Lead, Research Centre for Care Insurance, National Association of Health and Care Insurance Funds, Berlin, Germany
· Phyllis Fehr, Person with Lived Experience, Ontario Dementia Advisory Group
· Frances Morton-Chang, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
· Ashnoor Rahim, Vice President Community Care Unit, Seniors & Wellness, Mental Health & Developmental Services, WoodGreen Community Services, Toronto
This symposium is presented by the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community (www.CRNCC.ca) in partnership with the Health System Performance Research Network (www.hsprn.ca), the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (www.ihpme.utoronto.ca), the Ontario Community Support Association (www.ocsa.on.ca) and the National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University (www.ryerson.ca/nia).