Event Date: May 26, 2016
Robert TerSteege, CIRS & Valerie Borggard, Navigator for the MS Knowledge Network will:
- provide an overview of how care partners can navigate different systems
- share different resources that care partners can use to help support themselves and their loved ones living with chronic health conditions.
This integrated webinar event is brought to you by the brainXchange in partnership with Parkinson Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Alzheimer Society.
Valerie Borggard, Navigator for the MS Knowledge Network, based in Alberta:
Valerie began working with the MS Society's Edmonton and Capital Region chapter in May 2007 as Education and Advocacy Coordinator and in 2012 became the MS GPS Coordinator. In these roles Valerie provided education, support and advocacy services directly to people affected by MS as well as having coordinated conferences, developed and led training sessions, and contributed to process developments. A registered social worker, Valerie's career has spanned service and coordination roles with several organizationsincluding Community Living and Residential Services.
Robert TerSteege, CIRS:
Since graduating university, Robert TerSteege has worked and volunteered in the human services sector for over 20 years, and has worked for non-profit agencies with a number of diverse and vulnerable client populations, including people living with intellectual disabilities; terminally ill people; people living with physical disabilities, and people living with neurological conditions.
He is a Certified Information and Referral Specialist. He has worked for different charitable organizations at the national, provincial and regional level, helping people navigate the medical and social service system, and connecting them to the services they need. He also plays a role in both advocating for individual clients, and has sat on the Steering Committee of the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, which helps advocate for family caregivers at a provincial government level. He joined Parkinson Canada in 2009.