A Voice for Change
Family Advisory Council
The CDFSG was instrumental in establishing the Addiction & Mental Health Family Advisory Council at the Cornwall Community Hospital. As the voice of local family caregivers who are dealing with a mental illness, the Council advocates for enhancements to mental health policies and practices. Family members of the Council also sit on a wide range of hospital, regional and provincial working groups and patient & family advisory committees (pfacs).
The CDFSG is a member of the Ontario Family Caregivers Advisory Network (OFCAN). It is comprised of family groups with the shared goals of: enhancing mental health and addiction services; fostering the exchange of information between families and those involved in providing mental health and addiction care; and encouraging partnerships between family caregiver groups.
Our members also sit at a number of other mental health tables, including:
Inpatient Working Group
Patient & Family Advisory Committee
ER Working Group
Essential Caregiver Partner Project
Clinical Research Advisory Group
Patient Portal Advisory Committee
Great River Ontario Health Team