Event Date: Dec 13, 2017
Participants in this webinar will:
1. Learn an overview of the human rights’ movement in Canada, including recent developments and engagement with the United Nations
2. Be encouraged to consider how our human rights apply to people living with a dementia
3. Hear personal stories and case examples that illustrate common instances of discrimination and abuse of human rights that occur regularly in our health and social care systems
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Phyllis Fehr M.L.A., R.N., S.A.N.E., Advocate, Dementia Alliance International board member
Phyllis Fehr was given a working diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's along with Lewy Body dementia; she was 53 years of age at the time. Phyllis promotes the abilities of people living with dementia by advocating for people living with this disease both locally, nationally and internationally.
Phyllis is on a number of boards and steering committees, including membership on the Advisory Group for the Ontario Dementia strategy and the Early Stage Working Group. She is an active board member for the Dementia LHIN board for HBHN; the Canadian Dementia Priority steering committee and numerous others. She is also a valued volunteer at her local Alzheimer Society for program planning and implementation.
Phyllis is a popular guest speaker at a variety of events from a lived experience perspective, educating about stigma of dementia. Phyllis spoke at the Senate of Canada, Social Affairs, Science and Technology on dementia. She has also spoken at the opening of the seventeenth session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United Nations on March 20th 2017.