- 1 st International Conference - Community, Work and Family: Change and Transformation. March 16-18, 2005 Faye Porter Vice President, VON Canada & National Director, Care Renewal. Community, Work and Family. Conference Objectives: Care
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March 16-18, 2005
Vice President, VON Canada & National Director, Care Renewal
Respite refers to caregivers’ emotional, psychological, spiritual, physical and/or social relief or renewal which results from services, activities and strategies intended to help them maintain their own health and achieve greater balance in their lives. This in turn enables caregivers to secure better quality of life and greater opportunities for community participation for themselves and the family members or friends for whom they provide care and support.
Respite = Relief from caregiving responsibilities
Respite = Relaxation, fun, time for leisure
Respite = Recognition of role as partners in care
Respite = Choice/Options
Respite = Empowerment
Respite = Renewal
Respite = Community capacity
Respite = Respect
Role of The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation
Paper - A Call to Action: Doing the Right Thing for Caregivers
Publication by Silver Donald Cameron, funded by The J.W McConnell Family FoundationPhase 1, Respite for Family CaregiversAvailable on VON Canada’s public web site www.von.ca
VON Canada - Intermediary for:
As a caregiver, you are the very heart of our caring society. We are here not only to ensure that the work you do is valued and recognized, but also to fulfill your personal need to realize yourself as a unique individual, not only as a caregiver.
You deserve to be heard, and to be able to choose how you provide your care. But most importantly, you deserve the opportunity for respite to develop your own personal life to its full potential. We will do everything we can to achieve these goals in partnership with you.
Recognize the contribution and enhance
the quality of life of family caregivers
Knowledge transfer of
Phase 1 projects
Phase II projects that focus
on respite as an outcome
Knowledge transfer of
Phase 2 projects
Respite Policy Day, Health Canada
Other areas of action:
Developing & maintaining connections:
Repositioning Care Renewal - Building Capacity: