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Health Standards Organization (HSO) is pleased to announce the release of our Consultation Workbooks to gather additional input to shape the development of our new National Long-Term Care Services Standard.
HSO is looking to reach as many people as possible with this Consultation Workbook to ensure Canada’s new National Long-Term Care Services Standard reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of all Canadians. Recreation Therapy’s perspective is vital.
Access to the Workbooks and the submission portal, are found here: https://longtermcarestandards.ca/engage.
- The Facility Based Continuing Care Review Final Report (2021) refers to the essential service of recreation therapy directly or indirectly throughout the 207 page report.
- Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (2021) Canadian Guidelines on Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Depression Among Older Adults.
- Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (2021) Position Statement for Mental Health Care in Long-Term Care During Covid-19
- The intervention provided by Recreation Therapy staff is described as “the stuff of quality moments. Our job is to create the conditions to make enough of those moments to make a good life and a good end of life.” Dr. Carole Esterbrook, U of A, Professor, Faculty of Nursing, U of A. (May 31, 2021 Media Release 16:43 / 41:00)
- Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (2021) Canadian Guidelines on Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Depression Among Older Adults
The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians on how to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Your feedback will support the development of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will focus on:
- reducing poverty among Canadians with disabilities
- getting more persons with disabilities into good quality jobs
- helping meet the Accessible Canada Act goal of a barrier-free Canada by 2040
- making it easier for persons with disabilities to access federal programs and services
- fostering a culture of inclusion
We invite you to participate by completing the online survey at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/accessible-canada/consultation-disability-inclusion-action-plan.html before August 31, 2021.
Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV
Gatineau QC K1A 0J9
Or by email to Accessible-Canada@hrsdc.gc.ca