Family Council

Purpose of the Council:

Definition of Family Council

Family council is a group of family members, friends and representatives of residents living in a residential care facility who work together to maintain and enhance the quality of life of all residents.  Family Councils provide a voice towards facility decision making.

Objectives of Family Council

  • Provide networking, support and encouragement for family members, friends and representatives;
  • Engage in education and information opportunities;
  • Discussion of group concerns (rather than individual concerns) and generating solutions to problems that arise; and
  • Working on projects that will benefit residents.

Menno Home and Hospital Meeting Dates:

Day: Third Thursday – every other month


January 17, 2019

March 21, 2019

May 16, 2019

**Break for Summer**


Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Location: Menno Hospital Conference Room (behind Menno Hospital Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk)

The ultimate goal for Family Council is to be run by families to improve the quality of care for all residents.  If you are passionate about leading, facilitating, taking minutes etc for family council, please contact:

Menno Hospital Social Worker, Dan Janzen – 604.859.7631 ext. 2275

Menno Home Social Worker Precy DeArmas – 604.853.2411 ext. 2441

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