Ontario releases home care report

March 12, 2015

Sweeping recommendations in Ontario Government’s Bringing Care Home report The Government of Ontario is endorsing a new report on ways to makehome and community care more patient-and-family-centred. Drawing from consultations with patients, caregivers and healthcare providers, an expert panel led by Dr. Gail Donner made recommendations to improve the patient experience, promote access to services…

CFN awards Benchmark Study

January 30, 2015

CFN recently awarded a contract to design and implement a benchmark study (environmental scan) that systematically examines current care of the seriously ill, frail elderly nearing end of life. Through this scan CFN will quantitate the health care environment and the health care that this population receives in Canada. This study will also help identify…

Russell Williams elected Chair, CFN Board of Directors

January 23, 2015

CFN Network is pleased to announce the election of Russell Williams, President, Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D), as Chair of the CFN’s Board of Directors. Mr. Williams assumed the role at the Board’s first meeting held in Toronto on January 22, 2015. Click here for a PDF of this announcement (en français). CFN is a…

Call for Session Proposals — 2015 Conference

December 9, 2014

CFN will be holding the 3rd Annual CFN Conference on improving care for the frail elderly from Sunday, September 27 to Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Toronto. CFN is seeking proposals for sessions at the Conference. To ensure a broad slate of session offerings from different individuals and institutions, this is an open call. Proposals…

Thought-provoking coverage of end-of-life care on CBC’s The Current

December 1, 2014

CBC Radio’s The Current featured an hour-long end-of-life (EOL) care discussion on November 17th. The second half of the program included CFN EOL Theme Lead John You and Susan MacDonald, President of CFN partner, CSPCP (the Canadian Soceity of Palliative Care Physicians). . CBC received an overwhelming response from listeners who provided personal experiences…

National Seniors Council report on the social isolation of seniors

November 24, 2014

On November 24th, the National Seniors Council (NSC) presented their report on the social isolation of seniors to the Minister of State (Seniors), the Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Minister of Health.   The Ministers had identified social isolation as being of key importance to seniors’ overall well-being and mental health, pointing…

Russell Williams receives inaugural Research Canada Leadership Award

November 19, 2014

Congratulations to Russell Williams, CFN Board Member, who was awarded the new Research Canada Leadership Award! This new Award was created to honour champions who have made outstanding efforts in advocating for Canadian health research at the local, provincial and/or national level. Russell received his award at the HRF Gala Awards Dinner in partnership with Prix…

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY — CFN Health Technology Innovation Grant Program

September 29, 2014

CFN and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Sciences at Ryerson University have partnered to provide a unique funding opportunity for research scientists and engineers developing technologies that can be used to better the lives of the seriously ill, frail elderly.  The HTIG Program will fund projects of up to 12 months in length and…

COU releases reports addressing advancing care and support for older Ontarians

August 19, 2014

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) recently announced the release of a series of reports that explore how to enhance the knowledge and skills of health and social care providers to better meet the needs of older Ontarians. These reports address the educational recommendations in Samir Sinha’s report for the Ontario government concerning strategic initiatives…

CFN researcher named to Order of Canada

July 1, 2014

CFN Researcher named to Order of Canada Congratulations to to Dr. Deborah Cook, who was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on June 30th, recognized for her contributions to the improvement of global intensive care unit procedures and for her leadership in the creation of a national network for critical care research.  Dr….