Getting involved: client and family centred care

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Family Leadership Program

Client and family centred care (CFCC) is one of Holland Bloorview’s core values and we are committed to a family centred approach in all we do. At the core of CFCC is the Family Leadership Program (FLP). The FLP creates partnerships with families so that their unique wants, needs and preferences are included in all areas of program planning, delivery and evaluation at Holland Bloorview and the Bloorview Research Institute.

The program was formalized in 2011 and now consists of 150+ volunteer family leaders who sit on 55+ special projects and committees internally and externally (as of 2015). Family leaders also provide one on one peer support and teach at new staff orientation, educate students and speak at conferences globally.

You can make a big impact at Holland Bloorview by joining the Family Leadership Program.

There are so many ways to get involved. We will work with you to find a volunteer role that fits your interests and schedule. You can participate in both research and hospital projects in person and from home.

Overview of Committees and Councils

Family Advisory Committee


Youth Advisory Council


Research Family Engagement Committee


Children's Advisory Council

Getting Involved with the Hospital

Be a hospital advisor

Getting Involved with the Research Institute

Be a research advisor

Benefits of the Family Leadership Program

Benefits for family leaders:

Eligibility for Family Leadership Program volunteering:
  • Be a family member of a Holland Bloorview client (current or past)
Family Leader application package

Thank you very much for your interest in becoming a Family Leader at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and/or the Bloorview Research Institute.

How to submit
  • Paper submission: The application and references should arrive as one complete package please. It can be delivered in person to main reception or mailed to:

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
    Attn: Beth Dangerfield and Jean Hammond, Family Partnerships Specialists
    or The Family Leadership Team
    150 Kilgour Road
    Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact: familypartner@hollandbloorview.ca or by telephone at 416-425-6220 ext. 3319 or 6302.

Meaningful partnerships