Resident Advisory Council:
Long-Term Care Connects
3 Community Partners
Connecting past, current, and future residents and members of resident councils of long-term care homes across Canada to determine important research areas to promote equitable and inclusive care.
Caregiver Advisory Council: Long-Term Care Connects
8 Community Partners
Connecting staff members (e.g., care aide, nurse, recreation coordinator, director) in long-term care homes across Canada to determine important research areas to promote equitable and inclusive care.
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)
5 Community Partners
Connecting individuals in Saskatchewan with a chronic disease, chronic illness, or chronic pain to help guide the implementation of a 12-week group therapy program.
Mental Health Advisory Council: Long-Term
16 Community Partners
An advisory council focused on establishing research priorities in long-term care homes for residents living with a mental illness (i.e., anxiety, depression, PTSD) across Saskatchewan.
Staff Advisory Council:
Long-Term Care Connects
11 Community Partners
Connecting caregivers (e.g., family member of resident, friend of resident, member of family council) in long-term care homes across Canada to determine important research areas to promote equitable and inclusive care.
Middle-Aged Resilience and Resistance Study (MARRS) Advisory Council
7 Community Partners
Connecting middle-aged (44 to 64 years old) and older adults (65 years old and older) across Canada to discuss current misconceptions on aging and the presence of ageism in today’s society.
Community Partner – LTC Connects Caregiver Advisory Council
Genevieve is currently focussed on designing, developing, and delivering data/analytics courses. Prior to this she had a 30+ year career at the City of Toronto where she led a data/analytics team in human resources, worked in communications, as well as learning. She has served as a business leader, project manager and change management lead.
In addition, Genevieve has coached house league sports teams and managed a Rep Sports Team. She is a certified SPIN/cycling instructor, and she was a member of an international public speaking club (Royal Class Toastmasters) for over 10 years where she won division level speaking competitions and taught the basis of effective public speaking. Genevieve has served as the chair of the Houses of Providence Family Council and serves as a caregiver partner with the Long-Term Care Connects Caregiver Advisory Council.
Community Partner – MARRS Advisory Council
Rita has a background in outreach, a strong passion for resilience in middle age and of living a mindful, purposeful life. Her most loving assets, her husband and two great cats!
Rita is a council member of the BC Support Unit, housed within the BC Academic Health Science Network and is a Patient Partner co-chair with the SPOR Evidence Alliance. Her personal journey of emotional and physical resilience includes surviving two Heart attacks, two Divorces and walking with one of her two adult children through the Journey of cancer and ultimately (MAiD), Medical Assistance in Dying.
Her vision and mission for more than a decade has been to influence the medical system to be more holistically attentive to the 45-64 demographic, giving the end-users a greater resilience for the mental, physical and emotional challenges for later years. She feels the MARRS (Middle-Aged Resiliency Resistance Study) Acronym has a “cool” psychological irony causing end-users (the public), researchers and clinicians to have a closer look at the challenges and realities facing this huge, mostly Baby Boomer cultural demographic!