We’ve reached over 15,000 Person-Centred Language pledges!
We have reached a new milestone in the Person-Centred Language (PCL) initiative. As of September, 26 2023 , 15,006 health care providers and persons with lived experience have committed to changing the way we interact with and refer to people living with dementia and other complex mental health conditions. Thank you to everyone who reviewed our commitment statements posters, signed our pledge, and encouraged colleagues, co-residents, family and friends to do the same.
Reaching 15,000 pledges marks an important milestone for the PCL Initiative which is co-led by the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Provincial Coordinating Office at the North Bay Regional Health Centre and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovations in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). Since its launch in 2017, the PCL Initiative has developed a set of commitment statements and associated products to inspire language choices that are appropriate, respectful, life-affirming and inclusive when interacting with and referring to individuals who communicate via responsive behaviours/personal expressions associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions, as well as their partners in care.
If you have not yet taken the PCL pledge, it’s not too late! Fill out your pledge and download your certificate today.
If you’ve already pledged, you may be wondering what you can do next to learn more about person centered language and promote within your home. Take a look at some of our interactive options and resources below!
Complete the e-course
The back-to-school season is the perfect time to complete our PCL eCourse. Available in English and French, this FREE eCourse demonstrates how PCL can have a positive impact on communication, care, and help to reduce stigma and discrimination (45min).
Check out our Word Swap Poster for ideas on how to incorporate PCL in your everyday conversations.
Receive a free Commitment Pledge Poster
Get in touch
Tell us how you’ve incorporated the PCL initiative in your organization by e-mailing us at provincialBSO@nbrhc.on.ca
Thank you for your commitment to the PCL Initiative!