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Systemic Advocacy

Concerned Friends has representatives on the following committees:

  1. Family Councils' Program Advisory Committee - Supports and promotes the goals and objectives of the Family Councils Program.
  2. Health Quality Ontario – Government agency tasked with measuring and reporting to the public on the quality of long-term care and resident satisfaction. Concerned Friends sits on the following committees:
    • Public Reporting Advisory Group
    • Public Reporting Stakeholder Consultation Subcommittee
    • Residents First Quality Improvement Steering Committee
  3. LTC Task Force on Resident Care and Safety - In May 2012 the Ontario Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety released an action plan to address abuse and neglect in long-term care homes.

    Download the latest progress task force progress report.

    Download the full task force report.

    Read Concerned Friends recommendations to the task force.

    Instructions on how to report abuse and neglect.

  4. Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
    • Long-Term Care Quality Inspection Advisory Committee - purpose is to provide advice to the MOH LTC Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch on the LTC Homes Quality Inspection Program.
  5. Ontario Seniors Secretariat Long-Term Care Advisory Committee - Seniors organization across Ontario meet with the Secretariat to exchange information and to advise on matters affecting seniors.
  6. Ontario Caregivers Coalition - A group of diverse organizations that work to advance the interests of informal, family caregivers.


  1. Behavioural Supports Systems http://www.BSSProject.ca A cross-sectoral system of supports and services designed to meet the needs of older adults with cognitive impairment and associate complex and challenging behaviour.
  2. Carewatch http://www.carewatchtoronto.org A Toronto based non-profit volunteer group that supports quality Home and Community Care
  3. Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse http://www.onpea.org Dedicated to raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect through public education, professional training, advocacy and service coordination.
  4. Partners in Dementia Care http://www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/news/partnerships_in_dementia_care_backgroun... Aims to facilitate a sustainable culture change in long-term care that reflects a relationship-centred approach to care and support for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
  5. Quality LTC Palliative Care Alliance http://www.palliativealliance.ca/ A research project to improve the quality of life for people dying in long-term care homes