Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 3 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2019 on Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00 pm. The goal of this free telehealth education program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of health care providers. To learn more click here.


Monday, January 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network are pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives include to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This booklet was designed to support Aboriginal people and their caregivers in rural and remote communities living with life threatening illness. 133 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This workbook provides an outline for creating local palliative care programs in First Nations communities with the goal of supporting other First Nations communities interested in developing a palliative care program. 84 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article provides a Canadian example of implementing a public health approach to palliative care in an Indigenous context utilizing participatory action research. 28 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This publication describes participatory action research in a First Nations community in rural Canada to improve quaity and access to palliative care at home by better integrating First Nations' health services and urban non-Indigenous health services. 16 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article desribes an unique initiative reduces disparities in access to quality palliative home care and demonstrates that First Nations communities can successfully undertake a process of community capacity development to create unique and culturally responsive palliative care programs.25 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This article describes an innovative, community-based palliative care program that was developed and implemented in rural Naotkamegwanning First Nation, Ontario. The information included can be used to support other communities seeking to developed community-based palliative care programs. 18 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

September 19 - 21, 2019 at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa. This conference provides doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospice palliative care and other allied healthcare professionals; and caregivers, volunteers, spiritual advisers, and social workers with the opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform. This event expects to attract 500-800 hospice palliative care professionals. To learn more or to register click here.

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