The Whistle-blower Forum by Diane Shay – Election Promises Broken re: Transparency, Integrity & Accountability in Cornwall

The Whistle-blower Forum by Diane Shay –  Election Promises Broken re:  Transparency, Integrity & Accountability in Cornwall

“The world will not be destroyed by evil but by those who watch without doing anything” Albert Einstein. Well it’s that time again to renew councils contracts through our election process. When one is hired to do a specific job and fails miserably should they get their contracts extended another four years? This question will […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary! 080618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary!  080618

Cornwall Ontario – On Aug. 14, 2012 my first column was published in CFN…6 years ago!! Where did those 6 years go and go so fast too??!! That is a lot of typing. Jamie has been very patient and I thank him for 6 interesting years of columns with CFN. (editor’s note – Dawn the community […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls 07252018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls  07252018

Cornwall Ontario – You have to love kids. A friend of mine, Myrna,  who was in the Girl Guides organization as a Brownie, Girl Guide, Sea Ranger and Guider, told me about her two grandsons, Graydon, who will be 6 next week and Lachlan who will be 4 soon. Whenever the family gather at the cottage, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

  Cornwall Ontario – One of the joys of being a kid in the 1950’s was the comic books. Remember Batman and Robin and the Bat mobile, Superman and Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey and his famous watch, Bugs Bunny and “What’s up, Doc?”, Archie Andrews and Betty and Veronica, Uncle Scrooge, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

  Cornwall Ontario – The annual dinner for the Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing took place at the Royal Canadian Legion on June 15th. This year, the Graduating Class of June 6th. 1968 was honoured. There are 3 nurses deceased: Linda Winters Babcock, Maureen Wylie Hartle, and Marilyn Riddell. Attending from […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – FORMS Of RETALIATION  IN THE WORKPLACE 061818

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – FORMS Of RETALIATION  IN THE WORKPLACE 061818

  “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive.  You will thrive in-spite of it.”  Joel Osteen. All retaliation impacts many employees and is a serious issue for organizations not to mention very difficult to resolve. Retaliation rates are climbing and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Father’s Day is June 17th!

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Father’s Day is June 17th!

  Sunday June 17th. is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads out there and Grandpas. Ed Lauzon once again delighted the residents and friends of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence with another wonderful concert. His son Ed Jr. joined his Dad in providing a two hour concert of familiar and loved songs. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Parades & June is Seniors Month! 052718

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Parades & June is Seniors Month! 052718

Cornwall Ontario – June is Seniors Month. In Ontario we are marking our 34th Annual Seniors Month. Sophie Cadorette, Communications Agent of the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, has kindly provided us with information on the Cornwall Senior Fair 10th edition hosted by the Centre on June 7 from 9:00 to 2:30 pm. It […]

The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay – Reporting Elder Abuse @ Glen Stor Dun Lodge 052218

The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay – Reporting Elder Abuse @ Glen Stor Dun Lodge  052218

Reporting Elder Abuse There is very clear legislation in the Long Term Care Act identifying abuse and how to report it but for some reason employers have difficulty understanding/enforcing it. You just have to Google Elder Abuse and find the multiple reports of abuse which were only dealt with after a major intervention by someone […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Cornwall Ontario –  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there. For those of us who no longer have Mothers or Grandmothers, it brings back some wonderful memories. I like to say that my Mom was the best…and she was. Six kids at home when I was growing […]

ELDER ABUSE The Glen Stor Dun Lodge Story Pt1 – The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay 050718

ELDER ABUSE The Glen Stor Dun Lodge Story Pt1 – The Whistle Blower Forum by Diane Shay 050718

Cornwall Ontario – There are many definitions of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Although most are similar, the Yukon has one of the most comprehensive definition: the deliberate mistreatment of an adult that (a) causes the adult physical, mental or emotional harm, or (b) causes financial damage or loss to the adult, and includes intimidation, humiliation, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 102 Years Young & No Sleep Clinic For Cornwall Sadly – 043018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 102 Years Young & No Sleep Clinic For Cornwall Sadly – 043018

Cornwall Ontario – Edna May Dorey’s birthday is May 6th. Edna will be 102 years young. And when you see her, yes ‘young’ does describe her very well. Edna belongs to a knitting group, plays bean bag and, if there is any music in the air, she is up dancing. She tells a story about falling […]

The Whistleblower Forum – by Diane Shay – How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Retaliation

The Whistleblower Forum – by Diane Shay – How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Retaliation

WORKPLACE RETALIATION HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF 1. If you have a professional organization which offers legal protection join now. Without RNAO I would have been financially destroyed very early in the process. 2. Check your facts from all sources i.e., review the files, speak with police, the Ministry review policies and the legislation. 3. Document, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

  Cornwall Ontario – April is National Volunteer month. We are so lucky to have many many great volunteers in Cornwall. You see them manning booths for such things as bake sales, having garage sales, walk-a-thons, deliver food like Meals On Wheels, golf tournaments, special dinners, etc. etc. to raise money for many causes and […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – Workplace Retaliation – What to Expect? 041218

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay – Workplace Retaliation – What to Expect? 041218

Cornwall Ontario – The easiest way to explain what happens to WHISTLEBLOWERS is to use few examples from my case,  but this could have happened to anyone, your mother, father, daughter or son. There are multiple documents/books which give a template to shut down Whistleblowers. Step 1: Deny everything.   In my case I was told by […]

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay FIRST COLUMN! 040618

The Whistleblower Forum by Diane Shay FIRST COLUMN! 040618

Cornwall Ontario – CFN is proud to present a new column by former City of Cornwall HR specialist and Whistle blower, Diane Shay. Diane was a manager at Glen Stor Dun Lodge, our area’s government run seniors residence who became embroiled in a massive Whistle Blowing case that the city spent millions of dollars fighting […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

  Cornwall Ontario  – This time of year never fails to bring back old memories when we were kids. It all depended on the weather and if the sidewalks were mostly clear of snow except maybe for little ice chips in the cement. We could hardly wait to get outside and play. We would be […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Cornwall Ontario – May be hard to believe this snowy week but March 20th is the first day of spring. We may need our umbrellas instead of snow boots…which is ok with me!! Some seniors I know are writing their memoirs. Still, for some, writing is a chore and for others, they may feel some of […]

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