2021 Summer School - Day 1

Webinar 1 - Preparing Your Home for Virtual Care
Tuesday, August 17, 2021                 
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

(Technology and Innovation)

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the innovative approach to improve residents’ timely access to primary care during COVID-19 using virtual care.  
  • Explore the role of virtual care as a quality improvement practice to support LTC and retirement homes during COVID-19 and beyond.   
  • Obtain practical insight into the role of virtual care and opportunities for further expansion and implementation into LTC homes in Ontario.

Sara Clemens, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Toronto;
Audrey Devitt, Waterloo Wellington Behavioural Support Ontario System Lead, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph;
Carrie Heer, Nurse Practitioner, Coordinator & Clinical Lead, Nurse Led Outreach Team, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph

Webinar 2 - Ontario Health Teams: Collaboration Considerations for LTC Homes
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

(Collaboration and Capacity Building)

Learning Objectives: 

  • Get a status update on the development of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) and guidance for implementing initial projects within the OHT collaborative framework.
  • Understand legal and risk considerations for OHT members/affiliates and how to mitigate them when embarking on collaborative projects.
  • Receive a checklist of questions to ask prior to signing OHT documents and assuming OHT obligations.


Karima Kanani, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

Webinar 3 - Who Decides: Understanding Capacity and Consent in LTC
Tuesday, August 17, 2021                 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(Care and Services)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand consent and capacity law related to making property, personal care, and health care decisions as well as to the execution of planning documents, e.g. wills, powers of attorney.
  • Define key concepts such as capacity, consent, substitute decision-making, and know the distinctions between guardianship, powers of attorney and the role of the Consent and Capacity Board.
  • Learn how these laws and concepts apply to pandemic-related situations such as vaccinations and medical treatment, as well as to other scenarios (e.g. medical assistance in dying) and get guidance on developing capacity and consent policies for your home.

Brendon Pooran, Managing Partner, PooranLaw Professional Corporation

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Carrie Heer, Nurse Practitioner Coordinator & Clinical Lead, Nurse Led Outreach Team, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph.  Carrie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Windsor & Master of Nursing & Advanced Graduate Diploma: Advanced Nursing Practice from Athabasca University.  Carrie currently holds the position of Nurse Practitioner Coordinator/Clinical Lead, Waterloo Wellington Nurse Led Outreach Team where she works collaboratively with LTC homes to reduce ED transfers.  

Karima Kanani has a corporate/commercial law practice and is one of the firm’s top health industry specialists. Karima has been named as one of the "Best of the New Generation" of lawyers by Precedent Magazine, and as a “Rising Star” and "Leading Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch" by Lexpert Magazine.

Karima advises public and private sector healthcare organizations of all sizes on corporate governance, integration, corporate structuring and reorganizations, mergers and program transfers, infrastructure development, procurement of goods and services, government relations, joint ventures, and other general commercial matters.

Brendon Pooran founded PooranLaw in 2008, a multi-disciplinary law firm situated in Toronto, Windsor and London. He has extensive experience in consent and capacity issues, and regularly assists seniors with estate planning matters, including the drafting of wills and power of attorney documents.  Brendon frequently advises community-based organizations on policies governing consent and capacity, has been an advisory board member for multiple projects administered by the Law Commission of Ontario focused on law reform in this area, teaches Critical Disability Law at York University and was recently a Senior Lawyer Member on the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board.