Other Opportunities

Citizen participation

Caring Ahead: Preparing for End-of-Life in Dementia Study

Medication Management Education Tool for Caregivers–Looking for Participants

Are you a family member or paid caregiver of someone with dementia? Baycrest is looking for study participants for a new medication management education tool. Participants must be located in the Greater Toronto area.

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University of British Columbia–Looking for Participants Living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

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University of Toronto–Study Participants Needed for GO-OUT Study

What is the GO-OUT study?
We are a group of students, physical therapists, and researchers from the University of Toronto. We wish to evaluate two programs to help seniors to walk outside more easily.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for adults aged 65 years and older who are interested in walking outside for exercise during the summer.

For more information: https://mybetterliving.ca/go-out-study

Board/Committee Opportunities

Belmont House Board of Directors

Located in Downtown Toronto, Belmont House is a charitable, non-profit, Christian home for seniors offering long term care and retirement living.  We provide quality care to our residents in a safe and stimulating home environment and have been accredited with exemplary standing, Accreditation Canada’s highest possible standing.  The Belmont House’s Vision is to be the Seniors Home of Choice.  Belmont House values respect, caring, innovation, teamwork, excellence and responsiveness.

This is a volunteer Board consisting of up to 13 members, serving for a 2 year term to a maximum of 8 years.  Directors on this skill-based Board are responsible for making decisions about the home’s future including its strategic plan; monitoring financial performance; and ensuring quality care in a safe environment.

We are currently seeking individuals who have a strong commitment to seniors’ care, a commitment to exceptional governance, and have one or more of the following leadership/skills/experience: healthcare; quality and continuous improvement; health care policy and ethics; and government experience.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact us by submitting your resume to:

Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee

c/o Margaret Johnson, Executive Secretary

Belmont House

55 Belmont Street

Toronto, Ontario

M5R1R1

Fax 416-964-1448

Email: mjohnson@belmonthouse.com

Employment Opportunities

Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC)- Post-doctoral positions

Applicants are invited for two postdoctoral fellowships with the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) research program situated at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. These positions will work specifically on the new CIHR funded grant, The Influence of Context on Implementation and Improvement (ICII). TREC is a panCanadian and international longitudinal health services and knowledge translation program of applied research. It is multi-disciplinary with researchers from 8 universities and functions in an integrated KT or partnered model. We have long standing relationships with stakeholders, end users, policy makers and our citizen advisory group. The ICII project will focus on extensive secondary analysis of 13 years of longitudinal data on organizational context and to a lesser extent facilitation, as two key components of the PARIHS framework of implementation. Organizational context is a central and foundational theme in the TREC program of work.

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2020-21 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice–Call for Applications

The Commonwealth Fund and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) invite promising mid-career professionals—government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from Canada to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Fellows are placed with mentors who are leading U.S. experts at organizations such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to study issues relevant to the Fund’s mission to support a high performing health care system ─ insurance coverage, access, and affordability; health care delivery system reforms (e.g. bundled payments, accountable care organizations, innovative approaches to care for high need/high cost patients, better models of primary care for vulnerable populations); cost containment; and other critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. JANUARY 8, 2020 is the deadline for receipt of applications from Canada. Click here for full details

Other Conferences and Events

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to highlight opportunities for Network participants to expand their knowledge concerning care for older adults living with frailty, or to share their research with particular audiences. If you have an event that you would like to have included on this page, please click here to send us the details.

2019

October 3-5, 2019 – Québec City: 10th Canadian Conference on Dementia

October 22-24, 2019 – Moncton: AGE-WELL Annual Conference

October 24-26, 2019 – Moncton: Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Conference — Navigating the Tides of Aging Together. Abstracts due April 15.

October 25-26, 2019 — Banff: Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) & Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts due March 26, 2019

October 30-November 2, 2019 – Vancouver: Family Medicine Forum

November 10-13, 2019 – Toronto: Canadian Critical Care Forum

November 6-8, 2019 — Leicester, England: British Geriatric Society (BGS) Autumn Scientific Meeting

2020

February 3-5, 2020 — Leuven, Belgium: World InterRAI Conference.

November 1-3, 2020– Niagara Falls, Canada: IFA 15th Global Conference on Ageing Registration Now Open