Current Participation Opportunities

Want to make a difference in the lives of people living in long-term care homes?

Join the SPA-LTC Partner Working Group

Membership to the Partner Working Group is open to:

  • Individuals/family members currently caring for a person living in a long-term care home;
  • Individuals/family members who have cared for a person in a long-term care home within the last twelve months;
  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older;
  • Individuals who are comfortable communicating via videoconference platform (such as MS Teams or Zoom);
  • Individuals who share our commitment to equity and inclusion;
  • Be willing to contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives;
  • Want to help improve the quality of life and care experiences in Long-Term Care;
  • Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.

We welcome applications from:

  • Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples;
  • Members of racialized communities;
  • Persons with disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and;
  • Men and women who identify as caregivers.

Partner Working Group Commitment:

  • Participate as a member for 1-3 year(s)
  • Meet virtually 8-10 times per year
  • Meetings will be 90-minutes in length
  • Meetings will take place between during business hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm EST
  • Each year, until March 2026, the Partner Working Group will break for summer
  • Support the SPA-LTC Alliance to ensure a caregiver perspective

Partner Working Group Activities:

  • Provide input from an individual/family/friend caregiver
  • Provide input and evaluate SPA-LTC resources, materials and activities
  • Help shape SPA-LTC outputs to be more meaningful for residents and family members
  • Advise on knowledge translation and dissemination of resources and activities
  • Participate in subcommittees of the Partner groups as needed
  • Take part in SPA-LTC organized events including conferences and/or learning opportunities

Participant Compensation:

    • Participants will be given an honorarium for their involvement with this group
    • All conference/learning opportunity related expenses will be covered

    How to apply:

    Submit your expression of interest to take part in the SPA-LTC Partner Working Group by emailing Sally Shaw, Program Manager at

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