Intervenor Organization of Ontario - Ottawa Workshop

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Algonquin College T Building, Room T317

1385 Woodroffe Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

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The Intervenor Organization of Ontario (IOO) is excited to host our first workshop in the Ottawa region!

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The event program will be as follows:

  • 10:00 - 10:20: Registration
  • 10:20 - 10:30: Welcome and introduction by Janine Tucker
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Overview of the IOO
  • 11:00 - 12:00: "Supporting Seniors with Age-Related Dual Sensory Loss" by Marta Zaharia and Alexa Hawley *
  • 12:00 - 12:30: Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30: "Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct" by Cheri Leigh Fowlow and Laura Aguiar *
  • 1:30 - 1:45: Refreshment break
  • 1: 45 - 2:45: "Ottawa Deaf Health Care Team" presentation *
  • 2:45 - 3:00: Closing remarks by Janine Tucker

Presentations:

Supporting Seniors with Age-Related Dual Sensory Loss - Marta Zaharia and Alexa Hawley

This workshop discusses the importance of providing appropriate access and awareness to services for seniors with Age-Related Dual Sensory Loss (ARDSL), within the context of intervenor services. Access to basic needs, information and communication, and appropriately trained staff assists with the achievement of a senior's quality of life; including mental, physical, and social wellbeing. ARDSL services are delivered differently than services for adults who have acquired the disability of DeafBlindness earlier in life and require continuous amendments, matching individual needs. Seniors with ARDSL are a rapidly growing, underrepresented population within the field of DeafBlindness in Canada. Due to insufficient resources and misdiagnosis, our goal is to develop and provide suitable intervenor services and training for service providers. These include outlining the differences in intervening with a senior compared to intervening with an adult who is DeafBlind. Through communicating these differences in service, we are hopeful that we can achieve our goal of access and awareness within the sector.

Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct by Cheri Leigh Fowlow and Laura Aguiar

This presentation will discuss the background and review process involved with the 2017 Intervenor Code of Ethics review, along with an overview of the Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct Handbook, and Intervenor Self-Reflection Guide. Through practical, interactive case studies, ethical dilemmas and scenarios will be analyzed, compared, and reviewed closely with the Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct and with the supporting documents (handbook and self-reflection guide). This workshop will involve group discussions and smaller group work.

Ottawa Deaf Health Care Team

Members from the Ottawa Deaf Health Care Team (ODHCT) will present on their work with people who are Deaf and DeafBlind in medical, long term care, and palliative care settings. Members of the ODHCT will answer specific questions from intervenors about working with people who are DeafBlind in medical, long term care, and palliative care settings.

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Algonquin College T Building, Room T317

1385 Woodroffe Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

Canada

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