Community Collaborations

CERAH works with many organizations, community partners, and community members to organize, facilitate, and  support various aging and health-related educational and knowledge translation groups. CERAH is involved in the following committees, collaboratives, networks, and working groups:

Palliative Care Education Collaborative

The Palliative Care Education Collaborative plans, facilitates, and supports the delivery of palliative care education across Northwestern Ontario. Membership is comprised of individuals with a mandate to deliver palliative care education in Northwestern Ontario. Regional and cross-sector representation is highly valued. The Collaborative is a working group of the Regional Palliative Care Program and reports to the Regional Palliative Care Program Advisory Committee. 

If you are interested in joining the Palliative Care Education Collaborative please contact us!

​Please contact Stephanie Hendrickson shendric@lakeheadu.ca

Palliative Care Education Community of Practice

The Palliative Care Education Community of Practice started in 2015 and has over 100 members to date. The broad membership is made up of health and social service providers and volunteers who share a common interest in palliative care and have a desire to come together, network, promote learning, exchange ideas, and problem solve. The purpose of the PC Ed CoP is to share knowledge, experience, and resources so that each member can practice more effectively. 

As part of the community of practice, CERAH and the Regional Palliative Care Program host 2 face-to-face events per year (one in the region and one in Thunder Bay).

If you are interested in joining the Palliative Care Education Community of Practice please contact us!

​Please contact Stephanie Hendrickson shendric@lakeheadu.ca

North West Regional Geriatric Education Collaborative

CERAH Co-Leads this education collaborative with representation from Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, St. Josephs’ Care Group, North West LHINS, CMHA- Kenora Rainy -River, Dilico, Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship
Centre, North of Superior Programs(NOSP), North of Superior Health Care Group (NOSH), and the School of Nursing, Lakehead University.

The purpose of this committee to promote the sharing of best practices and innovation in the care of older adults across all sectors of health care via one day workshops, webinars, and print material. The goals of the education produced include: advancing knowledge and practice in the health care of older adults across northwestern Ontario, raising awareness of similarities and differences in health care practice across Northwestern Ontario, building collaboration across the northwest between Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) providers and health care partners across all sector, and engaging health system leaders and partners, which may include government and administrative leaders, patients, families, and caregivers

For further information contact Ruth Wilford: rwilford@lakeheadu.ca or (807) 766-7298.

North West Dementia Network

The North West Dementia Network (NWDN) exists to improve the quality of life, and the systems of care for persons living with or impacted by dementia. This goal is attained through collaboration, knowledge translation, and innovation by linking health and social service providers, educators, researchers, and persons living with or impacted by dementia.

NWDN has four main priorities: Identify assets and gaps across the continuum of dementia care in the North West LHIN; Focus on education opportunities, both formal and informal, for health and social service providers, educators, researchers, and persons living with and impacted by dementia; Support advocacy and awareness activities; and Support and collaborate with the NWLHIN and other strategic initiatives.

Interested in more information or wish to join the network? Visit the NWDN website or contact us!

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North West Dementia Working Group

The North West Dementia Working Group NWDWG is an advocacy group for people living with dementia in North Western Ontario. The group was formed in March 2014 as a sub committee of the North West Dementia Network (NWDN).

The vision of the group is to ensure people living with dementia are treated with respect, dignity, and afforded their human rights, and the mission is to be a voice for people living with dementia. 

Membership consists of people living with dementia, and care partners living across the region of Northwestern Ontario.

Meetings are held at CERAH at Lakehead University (The Balmoral Street Centre). The meetings take place on the fourth Monday of every month from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. EST, and video or teleconferenced to those participating within the region. 

Interested in more information or wish to join the working group? Visit the NWDWG website or contact us!

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