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OARC hosts free interactive webinars on topics of interest to Residents’ Councils and their supportive partners.  To learn about our upcoming webinars, we encourage you to check back here often or register here to sign up for OARC’s monthly e-newsletter.  Have a webinar topic that you’d like to see covered? Email us here info@ontarc.com

Live Webinar - March 18 – 2:30-3:30 pm

OARC Live Webinar - Residents Exploring Resiliency in Times of Grief and Loss in Long-Term Care Homes

Guest speakers: Tara Cohen, MSW, RSW, Program Manager – Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program; Pamela Grassau, PhD, MSW, BSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University; Melissa McVie, OARC Education and Home Support Facilitator and OARC Board Members

Residents living in long-term care homes experience different types of loss and associated grief, including the loss of friends/peers on a regular basis.  Join our guest presenters, Pamela Grassau and Tara Cohen, as they explore the realities of loss and grief in long-term care.  This webinar will look at ways to attend to our emotions and needs, strengthen self-compassion and resiliency in order to enhance well-being.  Together, we will honour the simultaneous joy and suffering that may be present during the grieving process.  OARC Board members will share how their homes’ residents are engaged in Palliative Care committees and related home efforts as well as finding ways to celebrate the memories of lost friends.  This webinar may appeal to Residents’ Councils, residents and their supportive partners including team members, family and friends.  

Special Note: We are mindful that this webinar may bring up feelings of grief and sadness.  If you feel overwhelmed, we invite you to pause and settle yourself – give yourself permission to stop listening/watching at any time and then resume watching webinar later when you are ready.  Please talk to the social worker at your long-term care home should you require further support. 

Registration link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/827875485630269441


The list below contains past webinars that will provide you with the knowledge and tools to support a positive and effective Residents’ Council.  To view the webinar of your choice, please click on the links below. You will be prompted to register for the webinar and as soon as the registration has been completed you will have immediate access to the recorded webinar and education materials.

Date Topic
Dec 11, 2019 Councils Making Coin: Exploring Residents’ Council Finances, Fundraising and Spending
Nov 13, 2019 Preventing fractures in long-term care
Oct 9, 2019 Practical Tips to Start and Move Forward with the Through Our Eyes Program
Sep 11, 2019 A Champion for Fairness - Patient Ombudsman
Jul 16, 2019 Cohesive Living in Long-Term Care: Supporting Your Peers
Jun 19, 2019 Supporting Ontario LTC Homes and Secondary Schools Identify and Maximize Partnership Opportunities: Intergenerational Toolkit
May 22, 2019 Residents’ Councils Influencing Human Resources in Long-Term Care Homes
Apr 10, 2019 Residents Welcoming Residents: Peer Support Opportunities to Enhance the Transition to Long-Term Care
Mar 13, 2019 Spring Forward: Tip and Hints on Making the Most of Horticultural Activities
Feb 13, 2019 Residents’ Councils and Family Councils: Key Distinctions and Opportunities for Collaboration
Dec 12, 2018 Residents’ Councils Contributing to Wellness: Exploring Late Life Depression, Self-care and Encouraging Supports for the Resident and Caregiver
Nov 14, 2018 Becoming an OARC Board Director: Resident Leaders in Long-Term Care
Oct 10, 2018 Residents’ Councils and RNAO’s Best Practice Guideline: Person and Family Centred Care
Sep 12, 2018 Confessions of a (Former) Residents’ Council Assistant: The Good, the Bad, and Hindsight Reflections
Aug 8, 2018 LGBTQ2S: Moving Toward an Inclusive Culture in Long-Term Care - One Home's Journey
Jul 11, 2018 Finding Respectful, Compassionate Approaches to Persons Living with Dementia – Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care
Jun 2018 Program Update: Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive
May 9, 2018 New Amendments to the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Apr 11, 2018 Improving Care Through Personhood Tools for Clinical Care in Long-Term Care Homes with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)
Mar 14, 2018 Keeping it Together – Supporting Osteoporosis Knowledge in Long-Term Care Homes
Feb 7, 2018 Conflict, Respect and Resolution - Residents’ Councils Managing Conflict
Dec 13, 2017 OARC Introduces Residents’ Council Bylaw Template
Nov 8, 2017 Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Update – Live Webinar with OARC and MOHLTC
Oct 11, 2017 An Introduction to Quality Improvement Plans and How You Can Get Involved
Aug 9, 2017 Facilitating Residents’ Council Meetings
Jul 12, 2017 Supporting Effective Residents’ Councils: The Minute Template
Jun 14, 2017 Supporting Effective Residents’ Councils: The Provisional Agenda
May 17, 2017 Managing Residents’ Council Finances
Feb 28, 2017 Transitioning to a Shared Leadership Model

*OARC uses GoToMeeting and GoToTraining for virtual education.  For more information and to test your connection click here.
Virtual, internet based education is accessible and convenient but can sometimes be unpredictable.  We will do our best to provide you with a quality experience.  Should a significant interruption occur, that affects the entire group, we will close the lines and reschedule the webinar.  Additionally, most OARC webinars are archived and accessible.

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