March of Dimes Canada Tech for Impact Fund and Webinar about Unlocking Accessibility on Your Smart Devices (IOS)

Credit: March of Dimes Canada

Tech for Impact Fund

March of Dimes Canada’s Tech for Impact Fund is providing $50,000 towards purchasing and delivering mobile devices, laptops, and adaptive aids that support the independent use of accessible technology.

Eligible participants who enter our draw by October 28, 2022 will have a chance to win.

To learn more, click here

 

Webinar: Unlocking accessibility on your smart devices (IOS)

This webinar covers accessibility features on iPads and iPhones for vision, hearing, physical access and memory/cognition categories. Delivered by our team of assistive technology specialists at March of Dimes Canada.

To view the webinar, click here

 

Survey – Impact of Virtual Care in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Speech-Language Pathology Services for Children (Ages 0-12) in Canada

A team of University of Ottawa researchers are undertaking a study to determine the impact of virtual care in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic on speech-language pathology services for children (ages 0-12) in Canada. The ethical aspects of this project have been approved by the University of Ottawa Research Ethics Board. Individuals who currently practice in Canada and work with the preschool and/or school age population (0-12 years of age) in any clinical setting and in any language are eligible to take part in this survey.   

We invite you to participate in this project—if you accept, you will be asked to complete a survey questioning your thoughts and experiences on the delivery of virtual speech pathology care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes to complete. Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary and not work-related. Your work organization is not affiliated with this research project and will not know who has agreed to participate.  

If you are interested in participating, please find the consent letter and survey here.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Allyson Cousineau Grant at agran3@uottawa.ca or Dr. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick at elizabeth.fitzpatrick@uottawa.ca.  

Launch of the 2022 Dementia Strategic Fund: Awareness Raising Initiatives

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a funding opportunity through the Dementia Strategic Fund (DSF): Awareness Raising Initiatives.

This is the third open solicitation resulting from funding announced in Budget 2019 to support the implementation of key elements of Canada’s first national dementia strategy.

The Dementia Strategic Fund: Awareness Raising Initiatives aims to prevent dementia, reduce stigma; and encourage and enable communities to become more dementia-inclusive.

PHAC is currently accepting proposals. An Invitation to Submit a Funding Request (ISFR) template can be requested from PHAC’s Centre for Grants and Contributions by email at cgc.solicitations-csc@phac-aspc.gc.ca. Please be sure to include “DSF: Awareness Raising Initiatives” in the subject line. The deadline to submit a completed funding request is 12 P.M. (EST), April 8, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity please contact PHAC’s Centre for Grants and Contributions by email at cgc.solicitations-csc@phac-aspc.gc.ca.

 

Health Standards Organization (HSO) Launches Public Review for Long-Term Care Services Standard Alongside New Report

HSO has announced the launch of the public review for their new National Long-Term Care Services Standard and their What We Heard Report #2: Findings from HSO’s LTC Standard Consultation Workbooks and Town Halls.
 

The draft standard will be open for feedback from January 27th to March 27th and can be accessed here. The report can be accessed here.
 

SAC encourages members and associates to participate in the public review, read the report, and share both opportunities with your networks.
 

The feedback gathered during the public review will be reviewed by the National Long-Term Care Services Standard Technical Committee, considered, and incorporated into the standard as applicable.

 

Join the Apraxia Kids Canada Board of Directors!

Apraxia Kids Canada is seeking a passionate individual to CHAIR our Board of Directors. We are searching for someone with board experience to share their knowledge and experience to help move our mission forward. We are searching for individuals who are committed to our mission in their local community and nationwide.

Apraxia Kids Canada is the only Canadian non-profit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research.

If you are interested in learning more about Apraxia Kids Canada and how you can make an impact in this growing organization, please reach out to us at apraxia.kids.canada@gmail.com including your resume and a brief letter explaining why you are interested in a volunteer leadership role.

 

2022 Accessible Canada Calls for Proposals

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has launched two Accessible Canada calls for proposals (CFPs) under the Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component (SDPP-D), which will remain open from February 4, 2022 to March 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

 

ESDC is accepting applications under the following funding streams: 

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) and Accessible Canada Partnerships (Partnerships).

 

To apply, or get more information about how to prepare your application, visit the following links:

 

Webinar about Draft National Long-Term Care Services Standards

Health Standards Organization (HSO) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) are collaborating on the development of two new national standards for LTC that are being shaped by the needs and voices of Canada’s LTC home residents, workforce, local communities, as well as members of the public.

HSO’s National Long-Term Care Services standard will address the delivery of safe, reliable, and high-quality long-term care services. CSA Group’s National Standard for Operation and Infection Prevention and Control of Long-Term Care Homes will address the design, operation and infection prevention and control practices in long-term care homes.

Join Dr. Samir Sinha and Professor Alex Mihailidis as they discuss the draft LTC standards, open for public review in January to April 2022.

The webinar will be held on February 17th from 12:00-1:00pm ET. Simultaneous French interpretation will be available.

To register, click here.

 

Dementia Guidelines and Best Practices Initiative

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a funding opportunity through the Dementia Strategic Fund (DSF): Dementia Guidelines and Best Practices Initiative.

This is the second open solicitation resulting from funding announced in Budget 2019 to support the implementation of key elements of Canada’s first national dementia strategy.

The DSF: Dementia Guidelines and Best Practices Initiative aims to improve access to and use of high-quality dementia guidance in Canada. This funding opportunity is intended to reduce gaps identified in both the availability and the adoption of high-quality dementia guidance.

PHAC is currently accepting proposals. Please share this email with potential applicants in your network as appropriate.

An Invitation to Submit a Funding Request (ISFR) template can be requested from PHAC’s Centre for Grants and Contributions by email at cgc.solicitations-csc@phac-aspc.gc.ca. Please be sure to include “DSF: Dementia Guidelines and Best Practices Initiative” in the subject line. The deadline to submit a completed funding request is 12 P.M. (EST), January 28, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this funding opportunity please contact PHAC’s Centre for Grants and Contributions by email at cgc.solicitations-csc@phac-aspc.gc.ca.

 

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