The Ontario CLRI at the RIA and the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Provincial Coordinating Office are pleased to release our latest product to support the ongoing implementation of Person-Centred Language (PCL): a Word Swap Poster.
This one-page poster invites readers to consider swapping out common words in favour of PCL in everyday conversations. The poster is available in French and English and contains a total of 15 examples under four categories: people, places, actions, and items.
We hope these examples can inspire you to reflect on the power of words when supporting people living and working in LTC, care partners, and anyone with, or at risk of, responsive behaviours/personal expressions.
Download the poster today at clri-ltc.ca/wordswap
We invite you to share the poster with your networks and to let us know how you have implemented PCL into practice by emailing BSO at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using #WordsMatterPCL on social media.
And Don’t Forget to Take the Pledge!
As you may have heard, the Ontario CLRI at the RIA and BSO reached our summer 2021 goal of reaching 5,000 PCL pledges – in fact as of November 2021 we’re approaching 7,000 PCL pledges!
Now it’s your turn to help encourage your organization and networks to take the PCL pledge.
Have your team take our PCL pledge and share a video online using the hashtag #WordsMatterPCL to show that your team took the pledge.
Together, we can inspire language choices that are appropriate, respectful, life-affirming and inclusive.
Learn more about all of our PCL resources.