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Fonds pour le cours sur La communication en fin de vie destiné aux soins de longue durée

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Les centres d’apprentissage, de recherche et d’innovation (CARI d’Ontario) pour les foyers de soins de longue durée de l’Ontario présentent :


Le ministère de la Santé et des Soins de longue durée de l’Ontario a donné aux CARI le mandat de coordonner la formation continue des préposés aux services de soutien à la personne (PSSP) sur l’amélioration des soins en fin de vie. Le Fonds pour le cours sur la communication en fin de vie offre La communication en fin de vie : atelier de formation des formateurs (première phase) et La communication en fin de vie : Formation des PSSP (deuxième phase) en collaboration avec le Collège Algonquin.


La première phase consiste en une série d’ateliers de deux jours visant à fournir aux formateurs en soins de longue durée (SLD) de l’Ontario des ressources éducatives pour enseigner aux PSSP en SLD des aptitudes à la communication en fin de vie et en soins palliatifs. Cent quatre foyers de SLD seront sélectionnés pour participer à la première phase. Chacun de ces foyers de SLD devra envoyer deux formateurs en SLD à une formation La communication en fin de vie : atelier de formation des formateurs. Les foyers de SLD seront admissibles à une subvention salariale et à une aide au déplacement pour permettre à leurs formateurs en SLD de participer à l’atelier en classe.

Tableau 1. Calendrier de La communication en fin de vie : atelier de formation des formateurs

London 4 et 5 octobre 2018
Hamilton 11 et 12 octobre 2018
Barrie  18 et 19 octobre 2018
Mississauga 18 et 19 octobre 2018
Peterborough 25 et 26 octobre 2018
Timmins 1 et 2 novembre 2018
Ottawa1 8 et 9 novembre 2018
Thunder Bay 8 et 9 novembre 2018

1 L’atelier à Ottawa se déroulera en français. Tous les autres altiers se dérouleront en anglais.


35 foyers de SLD seront sélectionnés pour participer à la deuxième phase. Les 35 foyers de SLD doivent d’abord terminer la première phase avant de recevoir du soutien pour participer à la deuxième phase. Ces foyers de SLD recevront une formation structurée de quatre heures afin de soutenir leurs formateurs en SLD dans la prestation de la formation sur la communication en fin de vie aux PSSP. Les foyers de SLD seront admissibles à une subvention salariale pour leurs formateurs en SLD ainsi que pour un certain nombre de PSSP qui participent à la deuxième phase.


  • Seuls les foyers de SLD de l’Ontario sont admissibles au Fonds pour le cours sur la communication en fin de vie.
  • Chaque foyer de SLD de l’Ontario remplit une demande de fonds pour le cours sur la communication on fin de vie. L’administrateur du foyer de SLD doit remplir la demande. Les demandes incomplètes ne seront pas acceptées.



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Si vous avez des questions après avoir consulté les documents ci-dessus, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l’adresse ou nous appeler au 613-562-6262, poste 1985.

Pour obtenir des renseignements détaillés sur le Fonds pour le cours sur la communication en fin de vie, veuillez consulter les documents suivants :


Documentary Coming Soon! Peer Support Groups in LTC

The Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère is thrilled to announce that we are making a short documentary! The film is of course about how peer support group programs are helping to reduce loneliness and social isolation for residents in long-term care (LTC). Thank you to the support of the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) for making the creation of this documentary possible!

Volunteers being filmed.

In June, the Ontario CLRI and Echo Bay Media videography company visited five LTC homes in Toronto and Ottawa area. All homes are part of our knowledge mobilization project: True Davidson Acres, The Glebe Centre, Osgoode Care Centre, Salvation Army Grace Manor and Bruyère’s Saint-Louis Residence. The homes greeted us warmly with open arms. We interviewed residents, family members, volunteers and recreation staff who are facilitating the Java Music Club, and Executive Directors. Several of the homes invited us to film their Java Music Clubs in action, which was a joy to see. A heartfelt thank you goes to each team for the enthusiastic and warm welcome they gave to the crew when we rolled up with our huge suitcases!

Several recreation staff shared with us how through their work they are focused on developing individualized resident-centered care plans, and shared the various ways they are empowering residents and helping them to live full lives. The film crew and Ontario CLRI also visited Carleton University to interview Dr. Renate Ysseldyk who is conducting research on the cognitive and psychosocial impacts of these peer support groups on residents. The founder of Java Group Programs, Kristine Theurer, was also interviewed for the documentary, and spoke about the origins of the programs, and the various challenges in long-term care that result in the need for peer support as a model for care.

Stay tuned for the link to the bilingual video, coming this fall! If you would like to receive a link to the documentary, please email Michelle Fleming.

OLTCA Call for Abstracts closes April 20, 2018

Ontario Long Term Care Association’s This Is Long Term Care
November 14-16, 2018
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Call for Abstracts — The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s signature conference, This is Long Term Care 2018: Disrupting the Norm, profiles new and emerging research, innovation, and successful quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. This year we are issuing a challenge to presenters to think out-of-the-box and challenge the status quo. In so many ways, our industry is headed for a shake-up. From our changing demographics and capacity challenges to keeping pace with the evolving needs of residents and families. As leaders, we must disrupt the norm and lead with a positive change in the sector.

Call for Content close date is Friday, April 20, 2018, at 12:00 noon.

To review application criteria or to apply click here.

Making Positive Impressions Through our Methods of Care

On March 2, 2018, Brian Pollard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Licensing and Policy Branch, Long-Term Care Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and two of his senior staff members visited Saint-Louis Residence. Hosted by the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère, positive impressions were made through discussions and project demonstrations. The engaging visit covered a broad range of programming and collaboration.

The afternoon began with brief overviews from Guy Chartrand (CEO, Bruyère Continuing Care) and Heidi Sveistrup (President, Bruyère Research Institute). The introductory part of the meeting was rounded out by Zsofia Orosz (Manager, Ontario CLRI at Bruyère), highlighting some exciting and innovative initiatives that are advancing with Ontario CLRI support.

One area Zsofia touched on was the Ontario CLRI’s collaboration with La Cité Collégiale and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario that helps improve oral care delivery. Read more about the oral care partnership. Another initiative covered was deprescribing, an effort to safely reduce and/or optimize medication use to meet life’s changes. Visit for more details.

Many other projects running at the Orléans campus impact residents’ lives positively. Dr. Clare Liddy (Clinician Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute) discussed the benefits of the Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service. As a joint initiative between the Bruyère Research Institute, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network and the Winchester Memorial District Hospital, this electronic consultation service connects primary care practitioners with specialists to reduce wait times. The participation of the Ontario CLRI ensures that the needs and realities of long-term care are fully considered as the Champlain BASE™ eConsult expands across the province. Dr. Liddy’s engaging presentation prompted an animated conversation with the MOHLTC representatives. Visit the Ontario CLRI website for a recent update and to watch a webinar by Dr. Liddy.

ADM and volunteer with CWA bike

Bruyère is benefitting from the influx of new volunteer pilots like Rob, proudly wearing the Bruyère red volunteer t-shirt.


Following these rich discussions, the group moved to participate in project demonstrations. The first demonstration was of Cycling Without Age (CWA). CWA helps seniors stay active and connected with their communities, making it possible for those with mobility challenges to get back on bicycles and enjoy nature. CWA uses a special three-wheeled rickshaw bike, a “trishaw”. A two-seater passenger carriage is in the front, while a volunteer “pilot” sits on a bike in the back and propels the trishaw forward. Through collaboration with a community partner, Bruyère is now running the CWA program at both of its long-term care homes. The Ontario CLRI contributed to a program evaluation and developed a brief brochure that homes can use to learn about setting up their own CWA program. For more information, download the brochure or to watch a recent webinar.

MOHLTC testing out Motiview

The MOHLTC guests enjoyed testing the Motiview technology for themselves.

The second project demonstration was of Motiview, an innovation combining the benefits of cycling for physical and emotional well-being. The Motiview Solution brings together an audio and video library with a stationary, user-adapted bicycle. Adaptable to each user’s requests, virtual bicycle trip through familiar surroundings encourage reminiscence as the user pedals. Motiview reduces the perception of difficulty, monotony, and discomfort associated with cycling, while enhancing participation and the experience. Funding from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation enables the multi-institutional team to test this technology in an Ontario context, including at Saint-Louis Residence and the John and Jennifer Ruddy Geriatric Day Hospital at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital. In the long-term care setting, the focus is on the social aspects and reminiscences.

All were wowed by the demonstrations and impressed by the initiatives built on collaboration, research, and willingness to test ideas. The Assistant Deputy Minister and his staff expressed great eagerness to return and tour Élisabeth Bruyère Residence next time. À bientôt!

Champlain BASE™ eConsult – The Necessary Solution to Unnecessary Wait Times

Limited access to specialist care remains a major barrier to health care in Canada. The consultation-referral process is complex and involves many factors that can limit the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care. Patients, Primary Care Providers and specialists express high levels of frustration about poor access and too-long wait lists.  Patients often wait months to see specialists, facing frustration and sometimes worsening conditions, only to learn for example that all they needed was a medication change. The risks of delays only increase as a person ages and as they become frailer.

Barriers to specialist care

What barriers do LTC home residents face to access specialist care?







Long-term care residents face multiple barriers to accessing care, as a growing number of residents suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, complex health issues, multimorbidity, and physical frailty. These conditions increase the need for specialist care and at the same time reduce the residents’ ability to easily go to see specialists. A recent report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information noted that 25% of elderly Canadian patients waited over 2 months for specialist care, and 37% went to hospital emergency departments for treatments their PCP could have provided. These figures place Canada last among the 11 countries surveyed.[1]


Given that wait times are affected by multiple factors, Ontario needs an integrated solution. This is where the Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service comes into play.

Champlain BASE™ eConsult is a secure, online platform connecting primary care providers (PCP) to specialists. The PCPs are able to consult with specialists on any questions they may have about their patient and receive a response from the specialist in a timely manner, never longer than seven days. With over 100 specialties available, the PCP can submit their patient-specific questions along with any supporting documents or photographs. Experience shows that this connection often eliminates the need for the patient to visit the specialist at all, as now the PCP can provide the care that their patient needs.

eConsult process diagram

A solution: eConsult


This service is highly successful in the Champlain region across the primary care community. In collaboration with the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère, the Champlain BASE™ eConsult service is now implementing the service in 2-4 long-term care homes in the Ottawa and surrounding area.

I know eConsult works. Down the road maybe they will get it [to help] caregivers of [residents with] long running diseases like Alzheimers, M.S. and Parkinson’s whose caregivers [and…] for whom it is hard to move their loved ones [particularly] in the later stages.“ – Family member who attended the National eConsult Forum in Ottawa on December 11, 2017.

Most recently, eConsult’s primary care lead Dr. Clare Liddy was featured in a webinar series hosted by the Ontario CLRI. On February 6, 2018, Dr. Liddy discussed the implementation of the Champlain BASE™ eConsult service in Ontario’s long-term care homes. The goal is to improve integration of care, patient safety, and quality of life for complex aging residents. Opening with an informative and engaging overview, Dr. Liddy explained the need for specialist access in LTC, the benefits of eConsult, the current project, and how homes can get involved.

Watch a recording of the webinar to learn more about the Champlain BASE™ eConsult Service and how it is being implemented in long-term care in Ontario.

A shorter version of this article first appeared in AdvantAge Ontario‘s Action Update, a monthly newsletter for AdvantAge Ontario members.

[1] Canadian Institute for Health Information. How Canada Compares: Results From The Commonwealth Fund’s 2016 International Health Policy Survey of Adults in 11 Countries — Accessible Report. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2017

All LTC homes to receive copy of Through Our Eyes

The Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC) has received special project funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The funding allows them to provide one copy of the “Through Our Eyes” program to every long-term care (LTC) home in Ontario.

This unique program guides LTC home staff and residents to co-develop and co-facilitate education sessions about the Residents’ Bill of Rights (LTCHA 2007). Inside you will find step-by-step instructions, videos, exercises, and resources to develop the education. See the program video here.

All long-term care homes will have a copy of this program by March 31, 2018.

OARC will also hold live webinars to review the program and support long-term care homes as they work through the “Through Our Eyes” program. Sessions were be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm (session full) and Friday, June 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Education & Mentorship Program: Enhancing Clinical Leadership in LTC


This FREE two-day workshop is intended for RPNs and RNs who have high potential to excel in leadership and who currently work in Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes.

At the end of day one, participants will:

  • Be able to describe principles of leadership and their personal leadership style and skills.
  • Be able to discuss the importance of leadership in the workplace.
  • Be more comfortable and confident using communications skills for delegation, conflict resolution, and empowerment of colleagues in the workplace.
  • Have increased confidence to implement leadership strategies in the workplace.

At the end of day two, participants will:

  • Be able to describe the concept of mentorship and relate it to their personal professional development.
  • Identify facilitators and challenges to implementing leadership practices in their workplace, in conjunction with someone working in a leadership role within their LTC home.
  • Describe strategies to address barriers to implementing leadership practices in their workplace.
  • Develop a plan for mentorship after the workshop including identifying a leadership mentor, and approaches for initiating the mentorship relationship.
  • Identify personal objectives for moving forward to implement leadership practices in their workplace.


Day One: March 19, 2018 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Day Two: March 20, 2018 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Nurses are required to attend both workshop dates.  Nurses’ direct supervisors are required to attend Day Two from 12PM-4PM.


Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Road, Perth, ON, K7H 3C6


Please complete the online COURSE APPLICATION FORM to apply for this training opportunity.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018

For more information, please contact Michelle Fleming at

Webinar Recording: Champlain BASE eConsult Expansion in Long-Term Care

On February 6, 2018, the Bruyère CLRI hosted the third webinar of their webinar series. The webinar is called “Champlain BASE™ eConsult Expansion into Long-Term Care in Ontario.” It focuses primarily on the implementation of the Champlain BASE™ eConsult service in Ontario’s long-term care homes in order to improve integration of care, patient safety, and quality of life for complex aging residents.

Presenting is Dr. Clare Liddy, a Clinical Investigator at the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre of the Bruyère Research Institute. Dr. Liddy is also an Associate Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Family Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. She continues to practice family medicine within the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team.

In the webinar, Dr Liddy discusses the following topics:

  • eConsult background and origins
  • The need for specialist access in long-term care
  • What we know about the benefits of eConsult
  • The current project
  • How to become involved in the program

To learn more, watch the full webinar here:

Webinar Recording: Reducing Social Isolation Among Older Adults

On January 18, 2018, the Bruyère CLRI hosted the second webinar of their webinar series. The webinar is called “It takes the loneliness away – Reducing social isolation among older adults.” It focuses primarily on how to put peer support into practice with older adults in care homes, including those living with dementia, in an effort to create meaningful relationships and reduce loneliness.

Presenting is Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), a researcher who pioneered the use of standardized peer support programs in senior living. In the webinar, she discusses the following objectives:

  • Discuss the mental health challenges facing older adults and learn how peer support can help advance current psychosocial care practices.
  • Evaluate the research results of the implementation of the Java peer support programs among continuing care communities.
  • Explore take home strategies to incorporate peer support as part of a new psychosocial care approach.

Watch the full webinar:

Quality in Long-Term Care Webinar Series

The Ontario Centre for Learning Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is hosting a free webinar series about evidence-based strategies to improve quality of care and life in Ontario LTC homes.

Topics include:

  • Enhancing Team Relationships on January 24, 2018
  • Maintaining and Improving Mobility on February 22, 2018
  • Chronic Disease Management on February 27, 2018
  • Improving Food Quality on March 28, 2018

For more information about these archived webinars and to register for upcoming webinars, please visit our Events page.