St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa has a residents council to further enhance the integrity of our Home.

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Resident’s Council

Terms of Reference

Statement of Purpose

The Residents’ Council provides a forum for active involvement of residents in the organization of their lives at St. Patrick’s Home as well as providing a vehicle for open communication with Administration and among Residents.


The Residents’ Council shall:

  1. Encourage and receive comments, opinions, suggestions that affect Residents through continual open communication between representatives and residents
  2. Be a communication venue between the Departmental Managers and Residents
  3. Make recommendations and requests to the President & CEO
  4. Address more difficult problems by means of constructive problem-solving suggestions


The executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and one other representative.  In addition, there may be up to ten (10) representatives-at-large (maximum of fifteen [15] in total).


The Residents’ Council shall meet monthly.


Executive Committee is composed of:

President: Resident
  • Vice-President: Resident
  • Secretary: Resident
  • Treasurer: Resident
  • Members at Large: Residents of the Home
  • Treasurer:  Volunteer – (assistant to Council)
  • Staff Liaison: Coordinator, Resident and Family Services


Residents’ Council is an organized, self-led, self-determining democratic group.

What does a Residents’ Council do?

  • Serves as a representative body to liaise with Administration of the Home
  • Serves residents in an advisory capacity
  • Welcomes and supports new residents
  • Helps residents realize his/her full potential for creative living
  • Receives recommendations and suggestions from residents
  • Sponsors activities
  • Educates and Advocates

What are the Benefits of a Residents’ Council?

  • Orientation, support and information for new residents
  • On-going mutual support and strength drawn from mutual experiences

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Welcome to the Newest Member of St. Pat's Leadership Team who is pleased to introduce herself to everyone!

My name is Korry MacLeod, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new Coordinator for Quality Improvement and Risk Management. With a background in healthcare management, I bring extensive expertise in implementing, coordinating, and monitoring quality improvement and risk management activities. My past experience includes working as the Manager of Community Support Services at Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, Policy Analyst at the Division of Aging, Seniors, and Dementia at the Centre for Health Promotion, Public Health Agency of Canada. In addition, I have worked as a Curriculum Developer at Algonquin College, where I was responsible for designing course materials for the Person and Family-Centered Approach to Care Coordination course. Drawing from a wealth of experience in long-term care, I have held positions in program management and resident and family services. I am excited about the opportunity to contribute my skills and knowledge to our team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and ensuring the highest standards of quality and risk management. I'm excited to work with the team to drive positive outcomes and improve the lives of our Residents.

Korry MacLeod

Coordinator of Quality Improvement and Risk Management, St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa