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Family Council Network Four (FCN-4)


Ontario is divided into 14 Local Health Integration Networks ("LHINs"). Our region (LHIN-4) is the largest in the Province in terms of long-term care, with 86 LTC homes (about 10,000 residents). The region is referred to as "Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant" ... but it also includes most of the County of Norfolk and the City of Burlington. Since 2005, we have been holding Regional Family Council Network meetings 3 times per year to provide the Family Councils in the region with a forum to share ideas,discuss issues and to support each other.


For more information about our FCN-4 or setting up  a Family Council Network in your area contact:

Robert Gadsby, Chair of Family Council Network Four (FCN-4)

Email: robert.gadsby@rogers.com 

Phone: 905-828-1129


FCN-4 Advocacy Committee


At our Network Meeting on September 27, 2011 the participants agreed that our region should decide on a few key issues and then proceed with the necessary advocacy steps to push these issues forward on a province-wide basis. Also, at the meeting, the FCN-4 Advocacy Committee was formed. This group was tasked with the responsibility for reviewing the key issues received from the Family Councils in our region and recommending the appropriate action plan/direction/strategy.  All Family Councils in our region were asked to define their own top three issues in order of priority and were invited to send their suggestions to the Chair of the FCN-4 by the end of November 2011 to be passed on to the FCN-4 Advocacy Committee. This Committee held its first meeting on January 10, 2012.


View our Terms of Reference.

Family Council Network 4 Executive 2017-18

Bob Gadsby        Barbara Gadsby                   Claudine Vanevery Albert

      Chair                      Secretary                                              Vice-Chair

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