At Welcome Home Transitions we believe in providing as much information to make informed decisions. Here are some very useful resource links.
AGE-WELL NCE (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life NCE Inc.) is Canada’s technology and aging network. AGE-WELL is dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Their aim is to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through technologies and services that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation. http://www.agewell-nce.ca/
Alzheimer Society of Toronto exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to promote research. Their strategic objective is to become a nationally recognized leader, innovator, and sought-after partner who enables people to live well at home and anywhere in the community throughout their dementia journey. https://alz.to/
The brainXchange™ is a network of people dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with or at risk of having brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions related to aging or have experienced brain health changes earlier in life that are now more complex with aging. We focus on the national and provincial sharing of resources and knowledge through in-person and virtual exchange to support relationships among industry, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, people with lived experience, and care partners. https://brainxchange.ca/
Canadian Association for Long Term Care (“CALTC”) is a national organization comprised of provincial associations and long-term care providers that deliver publicly-funded health care services for seniors across Canada. CALTC members also represent care providers delivering home support services and care for younger disabled adults. CALTC members also represent care providers responsible for the employment of Canadians and delivering quality care to Canada’s most vulnerable residents each day. https://caltc.ca/
Canada Health Infoway (“Infoway”). Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health solutions across Canada. Through their investments, they help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Established in 2001, Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. https://infoway-inforoute.ca/en/
The Change Foundation is an independent health policy think-tank that works to inform positive change in Ontario’s health care system. https://changefoundation.ca/
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (formerly known as ONPEA, The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse) is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of The Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse and has been doing so since 2002.
Their framework focuses on service coordination, building local capacity of front-line workers, caregivers, and community networks, by providing public education and training of professionals/service providers and families of seniors, to raise awareness around elder abuse issues. http://www.eapon.ca/
Halton Healthcare provides a wide range of hospital and community healthcare services in Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. https://www.haltonhealthcare.on.ca/
Halton Information Providers (“HIP”) is a coalition of the four Halton libraries' community information services and the Child Care Directory and Information Line. The primary purpose of each centre is to provide free and confidential information to connect people to the social and community services available in Halton. HIP brings people and services together through our individual service centres, online directory and publications. http://www.hipinfo.ca/
Get help navigating Ontario’s health care system and connecting with the programs or services you're looking for. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/
Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto has a mandate to carry out research into aging from a life course perspective, including population aging, and the aged in the social, psychological and health sciences. http://www.aging.utoronto.ca/
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal consists of evidence-based Blog Posts, Web Resource Ratings and Evidence Summaries for trustworthy information about health and social aspects of aging. https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/
Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (the “LHIN”) guides ongoing and future initiatives in the development and implementation of a seamless health system for its local communities.
As one of Ontario’s 14 LHINs, they manage the planning and performance of the health care system and bring greater accountability and leadership as it changes and evolves.
LHINs are the only organizations in Ontario that bring together health care partners from the following sectors – hospitals, community care, community support services, community mental health and addiction, community health centres, long-term care and primary care – to develop innovative, collaborative solutions leading to more timely access to high-quality services for the residents of Ontario, and through the Mississauga Halton LHIN for its local communities. http://www.mississaugahaltonlhin.on.ca/
The National Institute on Ageing is a Ryerson University think tank focused on the realities of Canada’s ageing population. Their mission is to enhance successful ageing across the life course and to make Canada the best place to grow up and grow old. It is Canada’s only think tank dedicated to policy solutions for an ageing population. They work at the intersections of healthcare, financial security, and social well-being. https://www.nia-ryerson.ca/
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. http://www.nicenet.ca/
The Ontario Caregiver Organization (“OCO”) exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. Established in the Spring of 2018, the OCO is an independent non-profit that is funded by the Ministry of Health. https://ontariocaregiver.ca/
Ontario Health Coalition exists primarily to protect and improve the public health care system. They work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. It is led by a shared commitment to core values of equality, democracy, social inclusion and social justice; and by the five principles of the Act: universality; comprehensiveness; portability; accessibility and public administration. It is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest activist coalition and network. https://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/
Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) Investor Office sets the strategic direction and leads the OSC’s efforts in investor engagement, education, outreach and research. The Investor Office also has a policy function, plays a key role in the oversight of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments, and provides leadership at the OSC in the area of behavioural insights and improving the investor experience. https://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/Investors_office-investor_index.htm
Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto (the “RGP”). The RGP is a trusted leader in the care of older adults living with frailty. We innovate bold solutions to complex care challenges, and drive system change to advance the quality of care for older adults living with frailty. https://www.rgptoronto.ca/