On March 23-25, 2014, the Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care and RIA co-hosted joint 2nd Annual CLRI Conference and the first national conference on culture change – Walk With Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada – and it was a great success!
Walk With Me was a sold-out event and welcomed over 400 delegates, including older adults and residents, formal and informal caregivers, management, educators, policy-makers and researchers. In addition to 3 powerful keynote presentations, including a live research-based play “Cracked: New Light on Dementia”, 35 concurrent sessions covered diverse topics from person-centred care to the built environment. Minister Deb Matthews (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) stopped by to address delegates on the morning of Day 2.
When delegates were asked what words or phrases would best describe their overall experience at Walk With Me, the following were repeatedly reported: inspiring, engaging, enlightening, excellent, thought-provoking, and positive.
Thanks to all who attended, and to the sponsors who made this conference possible. Please click here to view the presentation slides that have been posted on the RIA website. For more information about Walk With Me, please contact Hilary Dunn, Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.