CFN believes that caring for older adults living with frailty is a complex, Canada-wide issue that requires multi-faceted, national strategies and solutions, and our monthly webinars are one way we bring together talented people to focus on this goal.



Let’s Talk About Later Life! Compassionate Ottawa presents three resources to start community conversations

Dr. Mary Lou Kelley & Compassionate Ottawa

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM EST.

Read about Dr. Kelley’s work here.

Advance care planning in primary & long term care: “We became much more aware of what we want, how to approach the subject, and what can be done”

Dr. Michelle Howard, McMaster University
Dr. Tamara Sussman, McGill University
Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen, McMaster University

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM EST.

Read about the project here.

Culture matters in mobilizing advance care planning

This presentation will include findings from a series of focus groups conducted by the iCAN-ACP project’s Diversity Access Team with older adults and families from the LGBT, Chinese, and South Asian communities, the latter Canada’s two largest visible minorities. As well, findings will be presented from a large national survey (n=4380) investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults’ health, lifestyle and planning for future health care, and from a series of studies exploring barriers and facilitators to ACP from the perspective of health care providers (LTC facility staff, primary care physicians and hospitalists, OTs) and across the shelter-care continuum.

Presenters will include Dr. Gloria Gutman, lead investigator, and members of the Diversity Access Team, which is headquartered at Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM EST.

Read about the project here.