Minutes CEISS Steering Committee
December 10th, 2007
|Tracy Buckler (Chair)|
Gwen DuBois-Wing (Co-Chair)
|Carol Neff ||Lisa Niccoli |
1. Welcome: the meeting commenced at 2:08 p.m.
2. Approval of Agenda: there were no additions to the agenda.
3. Approval of Previous Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on November 13th, 2007 were pre-circulated. No errors or omissions were noted. Moved by Mr. Alexander and seconded by Ms. Kirkpatrick that the minutes of the meeting held on November 13th, 2007 be approved. Carried.
4. Review and Approval of Project Charter: A draft project charter was reviewed and revised at previous meetings. Members were supportive of the revised charter and agreed that it should be signed.
5. Working Group Reports: The Committee received verbal reports from the following working groups:
Community Supports Working Group: an initial meeting has been held. A meeting will take place this week at which time members will review the draft terms of reference. The approved terms of reference will be shared with the Steering Committee. This working group plans to meet bimonthly and includes the following members: Paula Donylyk, Paulina Chow, Liisa Simi, Carol Neff, Donna Ostrom and Glenn Niemi.
Communications Working Group: this group met last week and plans to meet again prior to Christmas to work on a communications plan. It was noted that Karen Lewis (City of Thunder Bay) has joined the working group.
Supportive Housing Working Group: This working group has yet to meet however work is underway on a template for an agreement framework. Ms. Chow was asked to participate on the working group. It is hoped that a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and a Municipal Affairs & Housing agreement will be developed by the end of December. Ms. Simi suggested that the framework be reviewed by the CCAC. Ms. Donylyk volunteered to join the working group. A question was raised whether there are any legislative barriers related to supportive housing which the Steering Committee should discuss. A meeting with Ministry representatives will be arranged once feedback has been received on the draft templates.
6. Out of Scope Items Update: Updates were provided regarding out of scope items.
7. Visioning Exercise Discussion: There was a brief discussion regarding the November 21st workshop which was facilitated by Dr. Paul Williams. Copies of the presentations from the workshop were distributed. Members provided the following comments/suggestions:
- need to address independent activities of daily living (IADL) – important to build into a supportive housing model;
- the concept of a case manager was well received;
- need to remember it’s not just the client/patient – it is important to have the family and informal caregivers on board;
- need to look at innovative supportive housing models
- availability of 24/7 emergency access is important to keep people in their homes;
- important to manage the package of services so the client can access what they require and can move more seamlessly through the system;
- need to look at an adaptable funding model which promotes the seamless delivery of care;
- how do we engage consumers who would use these services in the future?
- need to look at creative planning around community supports – Ms. Pilatzke circulated information on the Esther Project in Sweden.
8. Review of Actions and Decisions:
- LHIN to organize sessions with consumers;
- LHIN to organize a session with business individuals; J. Sander (Innovations Centre) will be asked to facilitate;
- reports from working groups will be provided at the next meeting; and
- Project charter to be signed.
9. The next meeting will be held on January 14th, 2008. The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.
10. Meeting Evaluation: no issues were raised.