Miriam Home Users’ Committee

  1. Debbie Schichtman, President & Community residences (RAC)
  2. Seat open, Rehabilitation services 0-6 years old
  3. Carrie Markin, Secretary & Rehabilitation services 7-21 years old
  4. Helene Donath, Rehabilitation services 22 years old and over
  5. Electra Dalamagas, Vice-president & Adult day programs at the Lori Black Community Centre
  6. Toby Benlolo, Treasurer & Adult day programs at other locations
  7. Rosanne Superstein, Residential services – IR-FTR
  8. Andrea Liebovitch. Supervised apartments
  9. Seat open, Enclaves programs pre-employment and supported employment programs.
  10. Jeff Wagen, Users living at home with their natural family

Guiding Principles

  • The interest of our users drives all decisions and actions of our committee.
  • We represent all Miriam Home and Services clientele in a non discriminatory manner which is fundamental to respecting the institution’s users as a whole, be they in-patients or not.
  • We value and respect cooperation based on trust between the members of the users’ committee, the members of the in-patients’ committees, the institution’s managers and all other people involved, which is essential to effective concerted action on behalf of our users.
  • The autonomy of the users’ committee and in-patients’ committees is crucial in carrying our mandate and functions. We determine our own objectives and priorities for action however, our autonomy is not absolute. Our committee is accountable to the users that we represent, and since we are a committee of the Miriam Home and Services institution, we also answer to the institution’s board of directors.
  • Respect for confidentiality is strictly enforced within users’ committee proceedings. Our members act responsibly to ensure that the personal information to which they have access to remains confidential. To that end, each committee member takes an oath of confidentiality.

Users’ Rights

  • The right to information
  • The right to services
  • The right to choose a professional and an institution
  • The right to receive the care required by one’s condition
  • The right to consent to or refuse care
  • The right to participate in decisions
  • The right to be accompanied, assisted and represented
  • The right to be lodged by an institution
  • The right to receive services in English
  • The right of access to one’s user’s record
  • The right to the confidentiality of one’s user’s record
  • The right to file a complaint