CanAge Conversations

July 28, 2020

CanAge Conversations #1 with Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge, debuted with this vital live webinar, the first in a series of Advocacy focused sessions: 

"Setting the Stage for Advocacy in Long-Term Care and Beyond for People With Dementia"

Grier Dementia TrainingDementia Advocacy CanadaThe Alzheimer Society of Ontario, and Dementia Alliance International join CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, to host a live online webinar to discuss:

1) What is advocacy?
2) Different types of advocacy
3) The role of numbers in advocacy
4) Roadblocks people encounter on the advocacy journey

Whether you are a novice regarding advocacy or have been working in the field for years, this session with industry experts has valuable information for everyone.

Expert Panel:
1) Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO CanAge
2) Kim Grier, Founder & Managing Director, Grier Dementia Training and CanAge Fellow
3) Lisa Poole, Co-Chair, Dementia Advocacy Canada
4) Christine Thelker, Dementia Advocate, Member of Dementia Alliance International
5) Cathy Barrick, CEO, The Alzheimer Society of Ontario and CanAge Fellow



(1) RECORDING of the event is available at canage.ca/youtube.

(2) PRESENTATION of the event

(3) RESOURCES  OVERVIEW mentioned during the event 

(4) ASO MPP Meeting Toolkit (Alzheimer Society of Ontario)

(5) THREE ABOUT ME - Resource for caregivers (Grier Dementia Training)


(7) BOOK: "For This I am Gateful" (Christine Thelker)

(8) BIOGRAPHIES of the experts

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
University of Toronto

246 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON, M5S 1V4

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