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Family Forum Council

CHEO Family Forum includes families from diverse backgrounds with diverse diagnoses and experiences within CHEO. The Forum also includes CHEO resource staff from many disciplines, all committed to advancing patient and family-centred care.

What we do:

  • Partner with CHEO to provide advice and guidance from a patient and family perspective to CHEO’s administration, staff and physicians
  • Advise on changes that can improve the quality of care and services from the patient and family point of view
  • Teach the principles of patient and family-centred care by sharing personal stories during orientation of staff, physicians and students through Family Faculty
  • Give voice to patient and family perspectives on hospital committees
  • Prepare and present an annual report of our activities to CHEO’s Quality Management Council of the Board of Trustees
  • Participate as a member of the Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN)

Our accomplishments:

Through our advice, feedback and guidance, CHEO is:

Member criteria:

Interested parents or guardians will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Have experience with CHEO services within the past two years
  • Comfortable in speaking in a group with candor
  • Able to use their personal experience constructively
  • Able to listen and hear different perspectives
  • Able to see beyond their own experience
  • Concerned about more than one issue or agenda

If you’d like to become a Family Forum member please contact the Manager of Patient Experience at 613-737-7600, extension 2203 or fill out our on-line application form.

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