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TORONTO: Thursday, September 20, 2018

All of Canada needs to benefit from Canada’s best frailty innovations



Canada is a nation of 13 healthcare systems and great local/regional innovations in these systems all-too-often don’t get shared on a national stage. CFN created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to address this by putting the spotlight on Canada’s best. Recognizing these innovations is just part of the formula – our goal is to start conversations, breed new thinking and approaches to frailty across Canada’s health systems.

The FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase national competition attracted submissions from citizen-led initiatives, community volunteer programs, service provision, delivery, training in all settings of care (home residential/long term facilities, acute, primary and palliative), policies and practices, and determinants of health influencing frailty.

The review process will determine which initiatives will have the greatest impact in addressing frailty, the potential to scale up and spread to other regions and jurisdictions, and potential to impact policy and practice. Winning submissions could become a focal point for projects/initiatives with CFN and its network of partners across Canada.

CFN has recruited a panel of leading experts to review to the submissions from the FRAILTY MATTERS competition:

Flora M. Dell, C.M., O.N.B., gerontologist, citizen advocate/volunteer

Nadine Henningsen – Executive Director, Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA)

Yves Joanette - Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging

Isobel Mackenzie – Seniors Advocate, Province of British Columbia

Wanda Morris – Vice President of Advocacy and COO, Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)

Christine Quinn – Director of Programs, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Stephen Samis, Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services, Government of Yukon

Shirlee Sharkey – CEO, Saint Elizabeth Health

Chris Simpson – Acting Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University; past-president, Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Duncan Sinclair – former Vice-Principal Health Sciences; Fellow in School of Public Studies, Queen’s University

For information on how innovations applied in the Showcase competition, click here to view the Showcase Guidelines.

Canada needs to talk about frailty. Join the conversation this September!