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January 2014

We are excited to announce that we have launched three new working groups to help us accomplish our goal of supporting family centred care in Canada.  We have an Education & Research group, a Social Media & Communications group, and a Conference & Events group. If you are interested in participating in any of these groups, or have project ideas to suggest, please contact Laura Williams or Kate Robson

August, 2013

Workshops, webinars, and a brand new blog!

We are happy to share some announcements with you. Our 2013 CFAN workshop is now open to registration, as is an amazing social event co-sponsored by Holland Bloorview and Sick Kids.

We are also very proud to say that a long-time CFAN leader, Frank Gavin, will be co-presenting a CAPHC webinar on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  Register now for Parental Presence During Induction of Anesthesia: Finding Common Ground. 

And finally, we have just launched a new blog to make it easier for us to share CFAN news with you, but also so that CFAN members can share news with each other. Are you working on an innovative project that you would like other members to know about? Have you read something that has added to your knowledge of Patient and Family Centred Care? Let us know about it! We welcome member contributions to our blog. 

December 2012

Greetings CFAN Members!

I hope 2012 has been an amazing year for all of you.

Those of you who joined us in Vancouver already know I have moved into the Past Chair position. I would like to officially welcome Laura Williams from Holland Bloorview and Kate Robson from Sunnybrook HSC as the new Co-Chairs of CFAN.  I am confident the 2013 Steering Committee will bring some new innovative ideas and strong focus to an already passionate group.

It seems there is a lot going on across the country with Patient and Family Centred Care. If you have some news or accomplishments in this field, please share it with your colleagues through CFAN! Send articles, reports, educational materials, pictures etc to any time and they will be posted in the CFAN area of the Knowledge Exchange Network on CAPHC. 

Thank you all for your passion and your participation. 

Lisa Hawthornthwaite


January 3rd, 2012

Happy New Year! We are proud to reflect upon 2011 and report that the steering committee offered an exceptional opportunity this past year at the CAPHC annual conference. Marking our 10th year as a national network, special guest, Karen Wayman from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital facilitated an intense family centred care seminar to a sold out 55 members in October. Special thanks to Children's Health Foundation in London and CAPHC for making Karen's trip from Palo Alto, California to Ottawa, Ontario possible!

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Special thanks to Christine Kouri and the Ottawa Family Forum for their valuable participation in the planning! Julie Drury, our parent speaker in 'Sydney's Spot', moved the audience by sharing her families' journey towards better complex care coordination at CHEO. Congratulations to the team at CHEO who has made some notable advancement in this area.

1. Julie Drury, CHEO Family Forum 2. Karen Wayman,Director Family Centred Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 3. CFAN members dinner following Sunday's workshop in Ottawa

1. Julie Drury, CHEO Family Forum

2. Karen Wayman,Director Family Centred Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

3. CFAN members dinner following Sunday's workshop in Ottawa

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