Inspiring Possibilities AGM and Conference: Siblings Canada panel

September 16, 2022
10:15 am – 11:30 am EDT
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Community Living Ontario is hosting its 69th Annual General Meeting and Conference – Inspiring Possibilities – from September 14 to September 16, 2022. The event is one of the largest gatherings in North America dedicated to promoting inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability.

Siblings Canada: Supporting and empowering siblings in their changing roles as caregivers

This panel discussion will focus on the experiences of sibling caregivers who support a brother or sister with a disability. Panelists will explore challenges such as system navigation and discuss how agencies and teams can include siblings in care planning. They will also share how siblings are advocating for policy change to better support people with disabilities and their caregivers.

Moderator:

Liv Mendelsohn, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence

Panelists

  • Helen Ries, co-founder, Siblings Canada
  • Alexandria Gonzales, representative, Siblings Canada
  • Katie MacDonald, representative, Siblings Canada