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Health System Transformation and COVID-19 Webinar

Mon, 2021-02-08 14:00 - 16:00
About this Event:

When: Every second Monday of the month

RNAO's CEO Doris Grinspun will be hosting COVID-19 webinars for health providers.

Topics include:

  • updates on COVID-19 and the health systems: Latest news and pressing issues
  • guest speakers (as available)
  • questions & answers
  • calls to action

Health providers from Ontario, Canada, and anywhere in the world are welcome to join at no cost.

We are here with you in solidarity. Together, we are and will continue to tackle COVID-19 with the best tools at hand, including accurate information, calmness, determination and swift actions!

Upcoming webinars: Health System Transformation & COVID-19  

Feb. 8, 2021, 2 - 4 p.m. ET
COVID-19 Vaccine: A game changer

The COVID-19 vaccine will change the course of this pandemic. As millions of people are getting immunized, how can we as health-care workers become champions for this vaccine, and feel empowered to communicate about it with our patients, colleagues, family and friends?

Join Dr. Cora Constantinescu, pediatric infectious disease specialist for a session on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and effective communication. At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. appreciate the extent of vaccine hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine and some of the reasons for this phenomenon,
  2. understand how Canada measures up globally and at home; and
  3. apply a communication framework to hold a vaccine hesitancy conversation around COVID-19 vaccine.

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Additional dates

March 8, 2021, 2 - 4 p.m. ET
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April 12, 2021, 2 - 4 p.m. ET
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Stay tuned for details, including topics and guest speakers.

Archived webinars

Jan. 11, 2021

Topic: COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Progress to date
Speakers:

  • Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO
  • Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner, member, Lead Clinical Guidance and Surveillance Work-Stream, COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force

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Dec. 14, 2020: Continuing the conversation: mobilizing collective action for long-term care reform in Canada

Moderated by Globe and Mail columnist André Picard, the author of Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.

Panellists (in order of presentation):

Nathan Stall, staff geriatrician at Sinai Health System, will update on COVID-19 outbreaks in LTC in Canada, with particular attention to Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Dr. Stall will also share emerging research regarding COVID-19 and its impact on residents and staff in LTC.

Carole Estabrooks, nursing professor, University of Alberta, expert on knowledge translation in LTC, will challenge us to reject quick fixes and ask about our collective vision for LTC in Canada. Dr. Estabrooks brings a wealth of knowledge from the research program of TREC (Translating Research in Elder Care) and its impact during COVID-19 and beyond.

Morgan Hoffarth, RNAO President and Director of Care at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, will discuss current challenges and opportunities faced by front line providers and managers in LTC homes. She brings real life experience from a leader who was inspired to join an LTC home during COVID-19.

Wendy Francis, Family Councils Collaborative Alliance (FCCA), will share the vital role of family councils during COVID-19. The FCCA brings a collective voice to inform the challenges of families during the first and second waves of COVID-19, as well as learning for a post COVID-19 era.

Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO, will inspire a call to action. Our feisty CEO and sophisticated analyst and strategist will remind us this is our “last kick at the can.” We should honour the lives already lost – due in part to government failure, ageism and discrimination – and the anguish of their families, by securing a brighter future for all who call LTC their home. Dr. Grinspun will offer thoughts for targeted action.

 

Nov. 9, 2020: Cross Country Meeting: Mobilizing Collective Action for Long-Term Care Reform in Canada

The webinar was moderated by The Globe and Mail columnist André Picard, the author of Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.

COVID-19 has swept through long-term care homes, taking the lives of more than 5,000 residents in Canada with most deaths happening in Ontario and Quebec. Thousands of families and loved ones are devastated with their loss. Others, including residents and staff, are exhausted, distressed and fearful of what is to come on this second wave. 

RNAO recognizes the need and opportunity to turn tragedy into action, to secure a brighter future for our seniors. This is where we can come together and inspire all jurisdictions to build on the federal government’s Speech from the Throne that includes a commitment to work with provinces and territories to establish national standards for LTC and to take additional action to support people stay in their homes longer. 

Panellists:

  • Nathan Stall, staff geriatrician at Sinai Health System;
  • Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO;
  • Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO of SE Health;
  • Miranda Ferrier, President and co-founder of the Ontario Personal Support Workers Association and the Canadian Support Workers Association;
  • Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; and
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, President and CEO of CanAge. 

 

Oct 5, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 17)
Topic: The second wave: Are we ready, and what's next to ameliorate suffering and ensure A Just Recovery For All?

As daily COVID-19 case counts increase at alarming rates, join us as we discuss how Ontario can better prepare to face this unprecedented fight against this virus.

The Speech from the Throne addresses some policy imperatives RNAO has outlined in a letter and call to action sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, demanding that vulnerable people not be left behind as a result of COVID-19. A Just Recovery for All, a global movement endorsed by RNAO, shines a light on the actions needed to build a better and more inclusive society, and to seal the cracks of inequity exposed during the pandemic.

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Sept. 14: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 16)
Topic: Health System Transformation and COVID-19 What kind of mindset and action is needed now?

Community-anchored care is one reason why some regions of the world have fared better that others in their COVID-19 response. Come hear about successes from places like Cuba and the Balearic Islands (Spain) and discuss how these lessons apply to Ontario Health System transformation.

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Aug. 10, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 15)
Topic: Nurses' mental health and experiences of leaves of absence and a healthy return to work
Guest speakers: 

  • Abby Ayoub (University of Ottawa)
  • Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay (McGill University)
  • Ivy Bourgeault (University of Ottawa)

 

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July 6, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 14)
Topic: Reuniting families and residents: What will it take?

Learn from a panel as they discuss this critical and timely topic and hear about related updates from RNAO, including ECCO 3.0, Bill 175 and the Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee.

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June 29, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 13)
Topic: #Masks4Canada and the sharing of good data with guest speaker Dr. Kwan
Guest speaker:

  • Dr. Jennifer Kwan, family physician and one of the organizers of #Masks4Canada

 

June 22, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 12)
Topic: Impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous Communities
Guest speakers:

  • ORC RoseAnne Archibald
  • Mae Katt, Nurse Practitioner, Temagami First Nation
  • Marilee A. Nowgesic, CEO, Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association

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June 15, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 11)
Topic: Let's Talk About Racism 
Guest speakers:

  • Allison Dalby
  • Hoodo Ibrahim
  • Nora Van Dalen
  • Shirley Davis & Anthony Morgan

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June 8, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 10)
Topic: Mental Health and Addiction
Guest speakers:

  • Kimberly Moran, CEO, Children's Mental Health Ontario
  • Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Adrienne Spafford, CEO, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario

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June 1, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 9)
Topic: Action for Long-Term Care

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May 25, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 8)
Topic: Re-opening the Province and Safe Practices
Guest speaker:

  • Dr. Jeff Powis, Chief of Infection Prevention and Control, Michael Garron Hospital

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May 11, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 7)
Topic: Nursing Week 2020 Edition: Stories of Knowledge, Compassion and Courage During COVID-19
Guest speakers:

  • Esther Moghadam, Director, Health Promotion and Chief Nursing Officer, Ottawa Public Health
  • Kathleen Foley, Director of Quality Improvement and Evaluation, South Riverdale Community Health Centre
  • Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, SE Health
  • Tracy Comeau, Executive Director, Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged
  • Irene Andress - Irene Andress, VP, Patient Experience, Health Professions & Chief Nursing Executive, Michael Garron Hospital

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May 4, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 6)

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April 27, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 5)

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April 20, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 4)

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April 13, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 3)

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April 6, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 2)

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March 30, 2020: COVID-19 Webinar: Together We Can Do It! (Part 1)

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Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD