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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Family-Centred Care Advisory Council

The Family-Centred Care Advisory Council (FCCAC) is comprised of 26 volunteers - half staff and half family members/former patients - who are passionate about, and committed to, enhancing child and family-centred care at SickKids.  They meet once a month from September to June, from 6 to 8 p.m. to advise on various hospital policies, initiatives, and plans.

The following are just some examples of projects the council has worked on.  Recently, then:

  • Endorsed and led the second annual SickKids Child and Family-Centred Care Week.
  • Advised during the development of the SickKids Model of Child and Family-Centred Care.
  • Supported the development of the Family as Faculty program.
  • Participated in CFAN (Canadian Family Advisory Network).
  • Provided input on various initiatives including Project Horizon, Family Safety Reporting in CCCU, Bed-wetting education kit for Urology Ambulatory Clinic, program planning for Marnie's Studio and much more.

Committee Membership, 2015-16

Family Co-Chair

Sitara de Gagne

Staff Co-Chair

Karen Sappleton