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On December 21, 2020 the provincial government announced $12.5 million of funding for 15 high-needs communities in Ontario to help deliver key interventions in neighbourhoods that were hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. These interventions were to include community...Read More
We utilize a Supervision Model in each counselling session with youth in our community. Most of our counsellors at the CYHC are trainees- this is how we provide free services to youth in our community. The trainees receive counselling experience and the youth receive...Read More
Collaboration of Community Based Services to Build Pathways to Isolation Supports for Vulnerable Populations During the Covid-19 Pandemic
In March 2020, at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, safe isolation space emerged as a priority for people experiencing homelessness in order to mitigate transmission of the virus through emergency shelters and amongst vulnerable populations. It was recognized that...Read More
Accreditation Canada recognizes ambulatory medication reconciliation (AmbMR) as a required organizational practice to enhance patient safety. In 2013, the nephrology clinic was the pilot site for AmbMR for the organization. Our team embraced this initiative as...Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented barriers to accessing health care services, social networks, and other important supports for vulnerable patients. Across the continuum of health care services, the pivot to virtual care has enabled life saving access to...Read More
A checklist was developed, utilizing the airline construct, that encapsulated all the critical steps needed to be undertaken for a successful shift exchange. Shift exchange is a critical period of approximately 15 minutes where the outgoing staff prepares documents,...Read More
Creation and Setting up of an Online Educative Module and an Innovative Clinical Protocol for the Genetic Screening of Ashkenazi Jews at the McGill University Health Centre
The Department of Medical Genetics at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of five departments in Quebec whose mission is to diagnose, treat and/or prevent genetic illnesses, which are often rare diseases. Some of these genetic illnesses have a higher...Read More
Health Quality, Safety, and Enhanced Experience for Community-Based Client – A Collaborative Medication Management Program
Peel Senior Link (PSL), in partnership with Resident Care Pharmacy (RCP), developed a comprehensive Medication Management Program (MMP), including drafting of policies and procedures, orientation videos, audit procedures, service agreements, ongoing evaluation and...Read More
The New Brunswick Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence provides bilingual services in prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and support to people with FASD, their families, and professionals. The Centre operates 24 diagnosis clinics per year and...Read More
According to the Quebec Institute of Statistics, 31% of people over the age of 65 live alone, and this figure increases to 40% for those over the age of 75. The figures look to increase over the next few years. Social isolation too. Formerly Operations Director in the...Read More
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