OARC holds monthly live interactive webinars* from 2:30 to 3:30 pm (EST) on the second Wednesday of each month. Topics are selected based on member needs and Residents’ Council trends. The webinars are free of charge and require registration.
Practical Tips to Start and Move Forward with the Through Our Eyes Program
Speakers: Josie-Lee Gibson, OARC Education and Community Relations Manager and Melissa McVie, Education and Home Support Facilitator
In the Spring of 2018, every long-term care home in Ontario received a hardcopy copy of OARC’s Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive a program tool designed to transform education on the Residents’ Bill of Rights through collaboration and impactful resident-sharing.
Since the time of distribution, the OARC team has received and circulated many successful implementation stories and testimonials from users endorsing the program. However, despite the widespread positive reception and inherent value of the program, we acknowledge that for many homes, there are perceived roadblocks for getting started.
In this webinar, we take a candid look at some of the barriers for launching this innovative program and share some tangible solutions to help inspire team members and residents to dust off their Through Our Eyes binders and move forward with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
Registration link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5722946329234439170
Preventing fractures in long-term care
Speaker: Caitlin McArthur, MScPT PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow
Description: Fractures, or broken bones, can decrease residents’ mobility and quality of life. The Fracture Risk Scale can help decide if a resident is at high risk for a fracture in the next year. By knowing if you are at a high risk, you can put strategies into place to help prevent a fracture from happening. This webinar will describe what the Fracture Risk Scale is, how to use it to decide if you are at high risk or not, and what strategies can be put into place to prevent fractures.
Registration link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3236691054088973826
Councils Making Coin: Exploring Residents’ Council Finances, Fundraising and Spending
Speakers: Melissa McVie, Education and Home Support Facilitator, David Kent, OARC Vice-President and Reid Walker, OARC Secretary
One of the many exciting and protected powers of a Residents’ Council is the freedom to generate and manage their own funds. This three-tiered webinar will focus on some of the fundamental aspects of Residents’ Council finances and will dive into some of the creative ways that Councils have fundraised and spent/reinvested their money. As the popular saying goes, “you have to spend money to make money.” Hear from resident leaders/OARC Directors, David Kent and Reid Walker, as they share their own innovative ideas and experiences in these areas that have had a positive impact on quality of life at their respective long-term care homes.
Registration link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5187972349670510594
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.
|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.