CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit is seeking patient/public leaders to join its Board of Directors. In particular, OSSU is looking to include: patient and/or caregiver representatives; Indigenous community representatives; and, Francophone community representatives. New directors will serve an initial term…

Indigenous-led health projects tackle youth mental health and diabetes

Two OSSU-supported Ontario Indigenous health research projects will have far-reaching effects for people within the province and beyond. Empowerment, respect, partnership and connections are shared themes in these projects, one working to improve the mental health and well-being of Indigenous…

Webinar recording: Organizational Approaches to Patient Partnership in Research

On February 20th, 2020, OSSU’s Patient Partners Working Group brought together representatives from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Nadia Tanel and Beth Dangerfield) and L’Hopital Montfort (Denis Prud’homme) to discuss how their organizations had embedded patient partnership in research beyond…

Organizational approaches to patient partnership in Ontario

OSSU’s Patient Partners Working Group supported a cataloguing of organizations across Ontario that have instituted approaches to patient partnership in health research that reach beyond the project and embed partnership in the organization as a whole. This catalogue marks the…

From accidental opioid dependency to advocate

Charlotte Munro bears a tattoo of her ECG reading from when she emerged from a near fatal coma. It’s a talisman of sorts, with the phrase “have faith” incorporated into the graph lines. “When doctors didn’t have a prognosis to…