June 20, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
This webinar will focus on strategies to support the LGBTQI2S+ community living in long-term care, through the exploration of one dynamic individual’s experience as a gay man working as a long-term care home administrator, and the journey he undertook towards supporting his team in creating a more welcoming, inclusive care home. We will explore some of the lessons learned, and provide participants with a wealth of resources to explore this topic further.
1. Learn 3 simple and practical leadership strategies that can easily be implemented to improve quality of life and care for all residents, and particularly those who identify as LGBTQI2S+.
2. Gain a deeper understanding of the potential effects of a lifetime of oppression.
3. Demonstrate the ability to utilize LGBTQI2S+ inclusive language.
Rick is a retired LTC Administrator experienced in municipal, not-for-profit, private and cultural not-for-profit care homes. With more than 40 years social services experience, he began his career on the front-lines, moving through the ranks to become executive director. Rick believes that management has a primary responsibility to create a culture of love and acceptance within a care home for both residents and staff. Rick received the City of Ottawa “Individual Equity and Diversity Mayoral Award” for his (four year) ground breaking LGBTQ Mad Poster Project. Believing that change starts with one person who fearlessly opens the closet door confident the light will invade the darkness without fear that darkness will overcome the light. Rick has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Behavioural Science Technologist Diploma and Canadian Hospital Long-Term Care Certification. Rick loves his husband, his puppy and his cars. He is a member of the Mercedes club of America, the Porsche club of America as well as a Jaguar Concours Judge.
Join us for our Next Webinar
Join us on August 22nd for the second of this this two-part webinar series- Supporting the Rainbow Community: Real Stories. This webinar will be presented by individual with lived experience from the Ottawa Senior Pride Network and the Senior Pride Network Niagara.