Sydney manages FAR’s P2P Program and Phone Support Line. She has worked in healthcare for over 29 years. Her expertise is in teaching providers, patients and families how to effectively partner for better quality, safety, improved outcomes, as well as creating better partnerships, enabling families to be a participants and co-designers of care.
Sydney has worked with hospitals, government agencies, community care, academia, researchers,non- profits and patients and families. Her professional work is driven by her years of extensive lived experience. She is passionate about supporting families who are struggling with mental health and addictions , joining FAR over 6 years ago. She is a Certified Counsellor as well as a Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Skills Trainer.
Sydney is also a Board Member of the Ontario Family Caregiver Advisory Board (OFCAN) and a member of The Global Patient and Family Advisory Board (GPFAB). She is also a Patient Partner at OntarioMD.
Syd can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org