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News and Events - 2020

May 2020

Our spring webinar series continues with webinars every two weeks until the end of June. Don’t forget to register! We will have more webinars coming in the fall.


COVID-19 is affecting us all. Here are some resources:


Dr. Lisa Howard and Dr. Julia Brassolotto, who presented Sexual Expression in Continuing Care Homes: Perspectives of Managers, Leaders, Family Members & Residents in November (recording available on members only website for associates and organizational members) have a new article out in the Journal of Aging Studies: “If you do not find the world tasty and sexy, you are out of touch with the most important things in life”: Resident and family member perspectives on sexual expression in continuing care

April 2020

Keep an eye on our Event Registration page. We have some exciting webinars coming up over the next two months.


Individual members – if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2020/21, now is the time to do so.

March 2020

ICCER is adapting its networking and education events to an online platform to support self-isolation and physical distancing. We will offer a series of webinars in April and May, including a two-part webinar on caregiver-centred care, as well as presentations on various innovations from the University of Alberta. We plan to continue to offer webinars through the coming months, so stay tuned for updates!


ICCER would like to welcome its newest Associate Member, Dignity Memorial.

February 2020

ICCER held its 8th annual Responsive Behaviours Symposium on February 19! Presentations are available under Responsive Behaviours Symposiums.

January 2020

ICCER is excited to announce its success in receiving the AHS Community-based Innovations for Dementia Care (CIDC) 2019 grant! Our project, “Creating Conversations: A Dementia Activity Toolkit to Reduce Social Isolation” will revise (Canadianize) an activity toolkit developed in Scotland for persons with dementia, then pilot and evaluate it in Alberta. The purpose is to reduce social isolation for persons with dementia by providing activities to increase communication between them and their caregivers. As the toolkit has a gardening theme, we will be introducing a gardening-based activity to provide a fun, multi-sensory experience that includes physical, cognitive, emotional, and social elements. Almost all of our member organizations will be participating in the project as participating sites, advisory team members and/or evaluation team members. We are pleased to be working with our partners in Scotland, the developers of Creating Conversations, University of Stirling and ArtLink Central.