Looking Backing: Thinking Ahead. Lessons Learned from Early Policy Makers in Long-Term Residential Care

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The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation along with York University’s Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care: An international study of promising practices project, invite you to attend a panel presentation on September 26, 2017 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am in HS 208 (155 College Street, Toronto ON)

Hear from a panel of early policy-makers including Lawrence Crawford, Paul O’Krafka and moderator Gail Donner, as they discuss their experience researching and advising on policies for long-term residential care in Canada. With an aging Canadian population, our commitment to long-term care is critical now, more than ever.

This event is free of charge, to register visit: https://uoftlongtermcarepanel.eventbrite.ca

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Lawrence Crawford has previously worked as a senior gerontological advisor and policy maker for the Government of Ontario from 1956 to 1985. During his long career he served as the director of the province’s Homes for the Aged Branch, its Office on Aging, and its Senior’s Secretariat, and facilitated numerous provincial conferences and government investigations into the consequences of population aging within Ontario.

Paul O’Krafka has worked in leadership roles in long-term care for over 30 years. Most recently he was the CEO of St. Joseph’s at Fleming a not-for-profit long-term care home located in Peterborough Ontario. Paul has been a member of numerous boards and committees including the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) as well as the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, and LHIN. In 2009, Paul received the Service Award for Geriatric Excellence (S.A.G.E) for executive achievement from the Regional Geriatric Program for Wellington, Hamilton, Niagara, Brant and Burlington.

Gail Donner is Professor Emerita in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and a founding partner of donnerwheeler, career planning consultants.  Gail has had a long and varied career in nursing and is the recipient of a number of awards including the Order of Ontario, the YWCA Woman of Distinction, the CNA Jeanne Mance Award and an honorary doctorate from Ryerson University.  Gail has been an active volunteer on many boards and committees, and has participated in a number of public policy initiatives.  In 2011-12 Gail chaired a Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety in response to reports of abuse and neglect of residents in Ontario long-term care homes and in 2014-15 she chaired the Expert Group on Home and Community Care; Bringing Care Home. The report of the expert group was released in 2015 and in 2016 Gail was appointed External Advisor (Part-Time) on home and community care to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

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