NWDN Terms of Reference
Our Mission and Vision
The North West Dementia Network exists to improve the quality of life and system of care for persons living with or impacted by dementia through collaboration, knowledge translation, and innovation by linking health and
social service providers, educators, researchers, and
persons living with and impacted by dementia.
The North West Dementia Network is a collaborative voice dedicated to enhancing dementia care
over time and across settings.
Four main goals based on a regional survey, were highlighted at a planning meeting in September 2012, including:
· Identify assets and gaps across the continuum of dementia care in the North West LHIN;
· Focus on education opportunities, both formal and informal, for health and social service providers,
educators, researchers, and persons living with
and impacted by dementia;
· Support advocacy and awareness activities; and
· Support and collaborate with the NWLHIN
and other strategic initiatives.
· The North West Dementia Network will host one annual forum/year ensuring regional access
(ie., using teleconference or OTN)
· The Steering Committee will meet
· Specific working groups will meet more
frequently as deemed necessary.
Guiding the activities of the North West Dementia Network is a steering committee consisting of members who represent the diverse geographic regions and organizations in the North West Dementia Network. The steering committee consists of a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 13 positions, including at least two positions from outside of Thunder Bay, and 1 position representing the organization that hosts the network (in 2012, this is CERAH, Lakehead University). People can volunteer to put their names forward or be nominated by others for the steering committee. If there is not a minimum of 5 members, people can be recruited by the steering committee. Steering committee members will approve membership.
The steering committee is responsible,
among other activities, for the following:
· plans and hosts meetings and events,
· plans strategic directions and initiatives
with input from its members,
· works to enhance partnerships and linkages of individuals and organizations providing dementia care
across the North West LHIN.
Positions on the Steering Committee
· Nomination process within the steering committee
· Positions include chair, vice-chair, treasurer,
· Two year term with possibility of renewal if there are no new nominations for the position