Concerned Friends began in 1980 when a group of 15 concerned citizens met in Toronto to discuss the lack of care in long-term care homes. In 1982 we incorporated as a non-profit, registered charity in Ontario. Ever since, we have been volunteer-driven and funded solely by memberships and donations.

Our job is to raise the quality of long-term care. We do this through individual advocacy work which feeds directly into our systemic advocacy work. We bring our concerns forward to politicians, to senior government bureaucrats, the Ombudsman, and the media.

Our Board of Directors meets six times per year in Toronto.

Board Members 2019-2020

Gerda Kaegi

Miranda Priestman

Katherine Walker

Pam Jivani

Laurie Nicol

Astrida Plorins

Suman Iqbal