Photo Caption: OCFP Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Amy Catania, right, presented Goderich’s Dr. Paul Gill, left, with the Award of Excellence at the 2019 OCFP Awards Ceremony in Toronto on November 28.
Our very own Chair of Rural Pain Medicine, Paul Gill, has been recently award the Award of Excellence by the Ontario College of Family Medicine.
“Dr. Gill’s leadership has been instrumental in bringing together many players in the healthcare system in Southwestern Ontario to maximize efficiencies and in creating a go-to resource for patients that enhances patient self-management skills, His vision and dedication have had a beneficial impact on his peers and on patients, and it is our pleasure to celebrate his contributions and achievements with this award.”
- Dr. Jennifer Young, President, Ontario College of Family Physicians.
"Hi, my name is Marissa Coasley. I’m a fourth year student at Western University. I’m currently doing a double major in sociology and criminology. I hope to further my education in clinical psychology as i would like to have a career specialized in treating teens and young adults with mental health related issues. I’ve always been interested in gaining a better understanding of the inner workings of people and through my studies I’ve gained an appreciation for the resilience of those in vulnerable conditions. I look forward to doing what I can to make a difference for those suffering to do a lack of access to mental health resources."
Hi, I’m Brittni Jackson! I’m 21 years old and I’m in my 3rd year at Western University where I
am specializing in psychology and taking a minor in criminology. One day I hope to be a clinical
psychologist, diagnosing and treating psychological disorders and illnesses. Being from a very
small, rural community, I grew up surrounded by agriculture and have seen firsthand the lack of
resources for mental health. Now, I’m hoping to help change that!
"Hello, my name is Saira Sanghera. I am a third year student specializing in Criminology at
Western University. I have a strong interest in the prevention and promotion of mental health in
the community setting; particularly in vulnerable and isolated populations that do not have
access to mental health resources. In the future, I would like to pursue a career in Clinical Social
Work or in Psychology."
With all this snow it can be quite difficult to get out and about. The Lonely No More program might be the solution to your winter blues.
The Lonely No More program consisted of weekly Elder Circles, a teleconference call between isolated seniors that is facilitated by trained community members (volunteers). These circles were a great place to develop social networks among fellow seniors. We would like to offer this program again this winter. If you are interested in participating in the program, becoming a volunteer or donating financially to this program please contact us at the details above.