Times of Uncertainty: Exploring Episodic Caregiving in Canada Today
June 15th, 2015 | The 519 Church Street Community Centre Toronto, ON
Monday, June 15, 2015
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview of Agenda
Tammy Yates (Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation)
9:15 to 9:25 a.m.
Donna Lero, Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph
9:25 to 11:00 a.m.
Episodic Caregiving Panel 1
Lived experience panel from differing perspectives
Amanda Piron, Actor, Stage Manager and Teacher, MS Society volunteer
Larry Baxter, PHA from Nova Scotia, CWGHR volunteer, National Coordinating Committee on HIV and Aging
Dave Skitch, Peer Coordinator at the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network, CWGHR volunteer
Nicci Stein, Executive Director, The Teresa Group
Young Carer, Hospice Toronto – Young Carers Program representative
11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Table Discussion and Report-back Table Topics:
- Employment and financial challenges
- Information challenges
- Self-care challenge
12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Presentation on Nine Circles HIV and Caregiving
Photo Voice Project: Social Supports, Informal Caregiving and HIV/AIDS: A Community-Based Study
Paula Migliardi, Winnipeg Research Team Member
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Episodic Caregiving Panel 2
Policy and practice perspective
Wendy Porch, Manager, Episodic Disabilities Initiatives
Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals
Catherine Suridjan, Public Policy & Stakeholder Relations Lead, Canadian Caregiver Coalition
Art Zoccole – Executive Director, 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations (2 Spirits)
2:00 to 2:45
Table Discussion and Report-back
2:45pm to 3:00 pm
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Rapporteur’s report; Wrap-up and Evaluation
Rapporteur: Suzanne Paddock
3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Annual General Meeting
CWGHR Board Members (Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation)
Preview of our website update!
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Reception and Presentation of the Elisse Zack Award for Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation to Dr. Kelly O'Brien
There will be an opportunity for you to add your thoughts at our ‘open mic’!
Translation and Interpretation
Simultaneous French/English translation and sign interpretation will be made available on an as-needed basis.
- An Environmental Scan and Commentary of Caregiver Supports for People Living with Episodic Disabilities
- Episodic Caregivers Support Initiative Environmental Scan Inventory
- Episodic Caregivers Support Initiative Literature Review
- Episodic Caregiver Support Initiative Executive Summary
- Episodic Caregiver Support Initiative – Final Report
- 2015 Award Event Program
- Forum Agenda 2015