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

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Program Evaluation–MIRA/MERIT

A post-doctoral fellowship is available to conduct research through a partnership between McMaster University Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA mira.mcmaster.ca) and McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Education Research, Innovation and Theory program (MERIT merit.mcmaster.ca).

MIRA has created online learning programs for health professionals and the broader academic community to enhance knowledge of research on aging and providing care for older adults.  The fellow will conduct evaluative studies on the effectiveness of one or more of the educational programs.  A partnership with MERIT will provide the fellow with opportunities to engage with scientists who have expertise in health sciences education.

This fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in program evaluation, online learning technologies, and issues around aging, in an interdisciplinary environment.  The candidate will participate in designing and implementing evaluations of MIRA education program(s), including the development of outcome frameworks and measures, and knowledge translation.

The primary supervisor is Dr. Michelle Howard, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine. Her research interests are in the area of understanding how to best enhance the health care system to improve the experience and outcomes for people with serious illness or at the end of life.  She teaches the program evaluation course in the Health Sciences Education graduate program and is a member of MERIT.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.  However, an earlier start date is possible.  The latest start date to be negotiated is September 8, 2020. Documentation will be required to confirm that the PhD defense will be completed prior to the fellowship start date. Click here for full details.