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Title: Change Day Ontario –Driving positive change in health care


Change Day Ontario is a part of a growing global movement that empowers individuals and teams to make small actions to collectively bring positive change to the health system.


You too can join the movement through your participation in Change Day Ontario. The power of the program is in the people behind it and we’re looking for people like you to join the movement. 


What is a pledge and who can make one? 

Anyone engaged within the health sector is invited to participate by making a pledge.


The pledge, and how it comes to life, is completely up to the individual. It can be anything from spending an hour in an ICU bed to gain insight into a patient experience to taking 15 minutes a week to shadow a colleague to better understand their role.


Why participate in Change Day Ontario?

Change Day Ontario provides an opportunity to encourage people with first-hand experience to drive the change they want to see in the health sector. By making a pledge, you have the opportunity to drive this change and bring a positive change to health care.


Sign up at changedayontario.ca to become an Ambassador to help lead this change and support individuals as they work to improve the patient experience, teamwork and overall happiness. Ambassadors are an integral part of making Change Day Ontario a success and supporting improvement within the health system across Ontario.  Ambassador resources are available at changedayontario.ca.


For more information about the Change Day campaign, and to make your pledge, please visitchangedayontario.ca.


The difference is you!

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  • May 31, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Please click on the link below to view YRP Video on tips on how to prevent Fraud during COVID-19.

    Click here

  • May 20, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

     WEAAD celebrates its 15th anniversary! 

    CNPEA and Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario invite you to join us as we mark this milestone day. This year's theme is  

    Uproot Elder Abuse, Plant a Seed for Change
    inspired by WEAAD founder Elizabeth Podnieks. 

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    Since WEAAD’s inception, communities across the globe have used the day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by sharing information and promoting resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being.

    The current pandemic may have disrupted our way of life and altered WEAAD plans, but here’s something we can all do safely in our own homes: plant something in our gardens and on our window sills. Make it a neighbourhood planting ceremony, or a family activity, by using a video call or hosting a Zoom gardening session! Trees and plants have a healing quality that positively affect us, our communities, and our world. 

    On June 15, join us on social media to share our campaign #UprootAbuse and your gardening pictures/videos with us. A safe, fun, and intergenerational activity to engage in together to help plant the seed for change! 

    We also chose to plant trees and seedlings this year to symbolize the connection between older adults and the planet we all dwell on. Environmental crises are directly connected to increased vulnerability and to the violation of older people’s human rights. In times of disasters, older adults are often among the most vulnerable populations, facing ageist attitudes and policies, and a lack of access to suitable resources and services. 

    On June 15, 2020, let’s recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with renewed conviction and energy, to uproot elder abuse and plant a seed for change.

    More details about our social media campaign and how you can participate are coming soon...

    Click HERE for more Info

  • May 04, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous


    How to wash hair in a chair

    How to wash hair without a sink



    • Weekly shampoo with gentle vigorous scrub and massage.
    • 3 rollers: one in bangs, one for each side – just for a little curl and pampering
    • Long bangs: bobby pin, barrette or headband
    • Add a little lipstick, dab of colour on the cheeks and a little eyebrow pencil makes everyone look fabulous
    • Dress up and look good for YOU, every day, all day!

  • April 29, 2020 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    Help Connect Volunteers to
    COVID-19 Response Efforts

    SPARK Ontario is partnering with the Ontario government to connect volunteers with opportunities to support seniors, people with disabilities and other Ontarians requiring assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We are asking not-for-profit organizations and community response efforts to post their volunteer opportunities at SPARK Ontario and connect with the thousands of Ontarians who want to help.

    SPARK Ontario is a free, bilingual online platform that connects not-for-profit organizations with potential volunteers. Almost 25,000 volunteers have already reached out across Ontario looking for ways to help!

    We hope you will consider sharing the following communications resources with your community.

    1) SPARK Ontario template message for websites and newsletters encouraging not-for-profits to post volunteer opportunities at SPARK Ontario

    2) Click here to access social media tiles you can post and share with local organizations and prospective volunteers

    For additional volunteer resources, connect with your local volunteer centre.

    Thank you for supporting COVID-19 response efforts in your community! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

    Copyright © | 2020 | SPARK Ontario | All rights reserved. 

    Our mailing address is:
    SPARK Ontario
    1 St. Clair Ave W, 10th Floor
    Toronto, ON M4V 1K6

    You are receiving this as a part of SPARK Ontario’s COVID-19 response

    Want to change how you receive these emails?
    You can subscribe to this list.
    You can unsubscribe from this list.

  • April 27, 2020 7:38 PM | Anonymous

    I would like to try and shed some hope, and perhaps emotional support as we collectively navigate this current reality.

    During this time of increased anxiety and fear, our brain is under traumatic stress... we feel threatened. The amygdala,  the centre of fear in our brain, senses a threat. It kicks into action directing our body’s response to a perceived threat. Our heart rate increases, our breathing  accelerates in preparation for our body to fight or run.  The Fight/Flight response is activated. This response is a great temporary protection, however with a prolonged on-going perceived threat, our brain has difficulty returning to a calm state. 

    This is essentially what we are experiencing every day, and our body becomes exhausted as it is constantly in this fight/flight mode. 

    During this time we grieve many losses, the sudden collective loss of “normal”, as physical distancing becomes the unwelcome reality.

     Without the ability to know the outcome of this pandemic, compounded by constant media updates, there is a sense of hopelessness. Hope may come in the form of a vaccine, hopefully providing comfort and relief.

    All of this takes a physical and emotional toll.  Even though we are resting, even sleeping more - we are tired, we are frustrated, nervous, and exhausted. When we are just trying to survive, patience, critical and abstract thinking, concentration, all become impossible. 

    Just know, “We are all in this together!”

    We search for moments of joy, the plump robin fighting for the worm, a blossom peeking through the soil, children’s laughter kicking a ball down the empty street.  Moments of  profound joy!

    We don’t function optimally. Our expectations must be lowered. Survival comes in self-compassion, self-care - just walk, breath, sing, write, pray, play...

    When we are living day to day in a chronic state of stress, strength comes in the form of Grace.  Avoid the  ‘guilt couch’ !   As you navigate this unchartered landscape embrace grace, embrace the change.

    Carol Rose Kudelka. RN, PN

    The Peoples Church

    Parish Nurse

    374 Sheppard Ave., E

    Toronto, ON

    M2N 3B6

    416-222-3341 ext 162

  • August 08, 2019 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    RICHMOND HILL - With more than 240,000 Ontario seniors estimated to be living with some form of dementia today, being able to locate seniors in the first 24 hours after they go missing is crucial to saving lives.

    Ontario is putting the safety of seniors first by providing police officers with more tools they need to respond quickly and effectively to missing persons investigations.

    "Every minute counts when a senior goes missing to help keep them safe. This is another example of how our government is putting seniors and their families first by providing essential frontline services new tools to help find our missing loved ones faster," said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. "We are protecting what matters most to help seniors live independently in their communities, while also helping to ensure they are safe."

    The Missing Persons Act, proclaimed by the government on July 1, 2019, provides police with three additional tools to use when there is no evidence a crime has been committed. These tools will allow police to:

    • Obtain copies of records that may assist in a search;
    • Obtain a search warrant to enter a premise to locate a missing person; and 
    • Make an urgent demand for certain records without a court order.

    The Act also includes guidelines on what information police may disclose about a missing person before and after they have been located.

    Previously, when a person went missing without evidence of criminal activity, police were limited in the ways they could investigate. With this legislation, police can now respond to missing persons investigations quicker, while balancing concerns for an individual's privacy.

    "Police and family members tell us that the first hours after someone goes missing are the most critical," said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. "That's why we're providing our frontline heroes with more tools to quickly find our loved ones."

    Quick Facts

    • Fifty per cent of those who go missing for 24 hours or more risk serious injury or even death.
    • Sixty per cent of people living with dementia will go missing at some point, often without warning.
    • There is no requirement to wait 24 hours to report someone missing in Ontario.
    • Nearly 7,500 people were reported missing in Ontario in 2018.

    Additional Resources

    Link to full article

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  • October 10, 2018 7:49 PM | Anonymous

    Health Forum hosted by The Integrated Partnership for Seniors,  Mackenzie Health Hospital & Health Links Western York Region:

    • Western York Region Health Links – Mackenzie Health – Judy Smith
    • Delmanor Elgin Mills
    • Bedford Medical Alert
    • Qualicare Vaughan
    • Four Elms Retirement Residence (Verve)
    • Salus Hearing Centre
    • Seniors for Seniors
    • 1to1 Rehab
    • Memory and Company – Memory Health Club & Respite
    • Brookside Court & Hilltop Place (Revera)
    • Central LHIN
    • Home Instead Senior Care – Vaughan
    • Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre
    • Alzheimer Society York Region
    • Retire at Home
    • Memories + Adult Day Program and Wellness Centre

  • October 04, 2018 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    TIPS with community partners showcasing the services they provide in York Region 

    (left to right)

    Mary (Bedford Medical), Ashley (Memory & Company), Stacey (Alzheimer Society York Region), Linda (Chartwell Alexander Muir), Debra (1to1 Rehab), Preeti (Home Instead Senior Care), Kyle (Delamanor Elgin Mills), Yvonne Appleby-Clark (Southlake Regional Health Centre), Olivia (Memories+ Adult Program & Wellness Centre, Susan Steels (Southlake Regional Health Centre, Harvey (Retire-At-Home Services)

    A full day of networking with Southlake Regional staff, clinics and patients.

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