2020 Summer School - Day 1

Webinar 1 - The CNO’s Response to the Public Inquiry: What Homes Need to Know
Tuesday, July 28, 2020                  Webinar Sponsored By:  
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear what the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) has learned through the Inquiry’s process. 
  • Learn how the CNO has responded to recommendations from the Inquiry Commissioner’s report.
  • Ensure you’re updated on what you need to report to CNO, based on revisions to the CNO Reporting Guide. 


Angela McNabb, Strategy Consultant, College of Nurses of Ontario. Angela began her career at the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in 2006. She spent the first ten years as an Outreach Consultant on the Practice Team with a specific focus on the mental health, corrections, complex continuing care and rehab sectors. In 2016, Angela moved into her current role of Strategy Consultant on the Strategy and Innovation Team. 

Louis Winston, Investigations Team Lead, Professional Conduct, College of Nurses of Ontario. Louis began his career at the College of Nurses of Ontario in 2018. He spent the first year as an investigator, primarily focusing on risk-based assessment of information that CNO received and providing recommendations to the Executive Director with respect to what the appropriate regulatory response should be.  Currently, as a Team Lead of Investigations, Louis provides strategic advice to a  team of 12 investigators and works to improve the investigative process. 

Webinar 2 - When Residents Stop Eating and Drinking: How Should You Respond? 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define what Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) is and identify the ethical arguments for and against its use as an option at the end of life. 
  • Hear about proposed criteria for VSED and a decision-making process for clinicians.  
  • Review three cases that illustrate the potential challenges for health care professional and organizations in supporting VSED and how these were handled.  


Peter Allatt
, Bioethicist, Sinai Health System. Peter has thirty years experience doing Bioethics teaching, consultation and research on a wide variety of ethical issues with a focus on End of Life Issues. Research and writing includes: Quality of Life Feeds (QoLF), Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED), Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), Resuscitation Status (DNR), Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care and Values Histories.

Dr. Jordan Pelc, Hospitalist, Sinai Health System. Jordan is a hospitalist physician working in both acute-care and inpatient rehabilitation at Sinai Health in Toronto. He is the Hospital Medicine Site Lead for Bridgepoint Active Healthcare. He is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Webinar 3 - Transforming Residential Spaces with Floors and Wall Protection
Tuesday, July 28, 2020                 
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

Webinar Presented By:

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the important and valuable roles that Altro floor and wall choices play in meeting the safety, hygiene, mobility and comfort needs of residents and their caregivers.
  • Learn about products for bathing, suite and common areas that can be installed with a minimum of disruption.
  • Listen to the experience of one seniors’ campus for residents living with dementia when they looked for a durable, slip-resistant, yet aesthetically pleasant flooring solution.


Susan Drew
, Market Segment Manager – Senior Living & Behavioral Mental Health for Altro, has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry specializing in flooring and wall finishes. Susan brings a wealth of knowledge to the unique challenges of senior care and behavioral healthcare environments.  In the past 5 years, she has traveled across North America speaking to the A&D community discussing how the built environment can benefit our most vulnerable populations.

Webinar 4 - Building Shared Seniors’ Accommodation in Ontario 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn from the experiences of one nonprofit organization in working with public, private and financial partners to create novel forms of shared housing for seniors in communities across Ontario. 
  • Understand the advantages of partnership for all parties, how to engage with diverse stakeholders, and how to make the collaborations effective for all involved.  
  • Explore opportunities for new built spaces and creative adaptation to existing spaces, as well as models for affordable financing of these shared housing projects.

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JP Melville
, Executive Director, Abbeyfield Canada. JP has worked closely with Abbeyfield since 2014.  He became Executive Director of Abbeyfield Canada in 2019.  He brings to this position 15 years of experience as an Ottawa based, not-for-profit business and project management consultant.  His works focuses on partnerships across sectors, organizations, individuals, and the private sector to assist his clients in realizing mission.  His contribution has been to focus on adapting and integrating the Abbeyfield business model of not-for-profit shared accommodation to a rapidly evolving housing sector.

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