EVENING: The Art of the Possible: Creating and Sustaining Transformation in Long-Term Care


Where: Villa Marconi Long-Term Care Center, Ottawa Cost: Free


When: November 12, 4:30pm-8:30pm (Dinner Provided)

What : What is Transformation in LTC, Why is it important, and What Does it Look Like in Practice? Key Note presentations by Jennifer Hartwick and Dr. Susan Braedley, together with an interactive panel of team members will share their experiences in implementing changes in long-term care homes.

Target Audience: Your “transformation team” who are interested in culture change. This could include team members, volunteers, leadership, resident and family council, and board members.


Jennifer Hartwick, Director of Strategic Projects at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

Jennifer Hartwick has a passion for working with older adults and has over 16 years of both retirement and long-term care experience. She has both a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. Jennifer has held several positions within Schlegel Villages which currently operates seven continuum of care communities and 12 LTC Homes in Ontario. Her roles have allowed her to gain experience with a wide variety of operational issues. Today, she is the Director the Strategic Projects for the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA)– a charitable not for profit foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults. In this role she is supports the Agrifood for Healthy Aging program (A-HA) as well as the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP).


Susan Braedley, Associate Professor at Carleton University

Susan Braedley (MSW, Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Braedley’s work addresses health policy issues particularly as they pertain to improving healthy aging among residents and workers in long term care residences. Dr. Braedley’s research program focuses on aging, care work, health and equity. She is Co-investigator on many funded research projects, including “Re-Imagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices” – an international collaborative project to identify promising practices in long term residential care. A Major Collaborative Research Initiative, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Venue Information

Villa Marconi Long-Term Care Center
1026 Baseline Rd
Ottawa , ON

Organizer Information

  • Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care

  • Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program

  • Champlain Dementia Network

  • Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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