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Roadshow, Toronto Public Library 

May 9th, 2024

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On May 9th, members of the VR-SIM Carers team hosted a booth and workshop at the Toronto Public Library. The event attracted significant interest, with many attendees engaging with our team. Several participants had the opportunity to try on the virtual reality headset, experiencing the innovative features of our program firsthand and providing valuable feedback.

If you're interested in participating in future roadshows, please refer to our upcoming events at the top of the page.

Caregivers Day Celebration, Ontario Shores

April 4th, 2024

On April 4th, Ontario Shores celebrated caregivers with a special event despite the challenging weather forecast. Close to 80 participants gathered to honour and appreciate the significant contributions of our caregivers in building caring communities.

The celebration featured a Resource Fair where various community partners collaborated, including notable organizations like Abilities Centre, Alzheimer Society Durham Region, and Canadian Mental Health Association (Durham), among others. Prominently, the VR-SIM Carers team was one of the exhibitors. We engaged with caregivers, discussing how Virtual Reality can be utilized as a skills-building tool for dementia caregivers. Additionally, our team was highlighted in the documentary ‘The Caregivers’, showcasing our innovative approach to caregiver support

If you are interested in participating in future road shows, please refer to our upcoming events at the top of the page.

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Road Show, Baycrest

April 2nd, 2024

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Road Show, Ontario Tech University

October 11th, 2023

On October 11th members of the VR-SIM Carers team hosted a booth and workshop at Ontario Tech University's Age Friendly event. 

While many great conversations were held at the booth, six individuals participated in our workshop, with two individuals trying on our headsets.

If you are interested in participating in future road shows, please look at our upcoming events at the top of the page. 

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IPA Conference, Lisbon

July 1st, 2023

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Cole Craven, a computer science Ph.D candidate with Ontario Tech University, presented the VR SIM CARERS initiative at the 2023 IPA Conference in Lisbon. 

Consultation Session

March 29, 2023

During this session 24 healthcare professionals, researchers and innovators, Standardized Patients and family caregivers participated in various focus groups to discuss the facilitators and barriers to implementing the CARERS program into a virtual reality training platform 

Credit: Mr. Ron Beleno and Ontario Tech University and maxSIMhealth

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