What is Family Council?

Family Council is comprised of a group of relatives and friends of residents of Fair Haven. The Council works together with staff to maintain and enhance the quality of life of residents, and to provide a voice in decisions that affect our loved ones in the facility.

Family Council allows families to support each other, and offer encouragement and information. Families have an opportunity to express their ideas and concerns and work towards positive change. Family Council involvement can especially benefit residents who are physically or mentally unable to voice their concerns and needs for themselves.

Our goals are to:

  • Inform and educate families
  • Share ideas for the purpose of problem solving
  • Maintain two-way communication between families, residents and the facility
  • Collaborate with facility staff, families and residents to address the interests of all residents and families
  • Provide mutual support for all residents and their families

We welcome all new families and friends of residents to become involved with the Family Council.



WATCH: Presentation on Care Aide Training and Ongoing Education by Loretta Lo, Director of Care.

Join Fair Haven Family Council!

Please come join us at our next meeting!
Regularly scheduled Family Council meetings are the
fourth Tuesday of every month.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 28
at 6:15 p.m. via Zoom 

TOPIC: “The Trajectory of Chronic Illness” with Mali Elliott, RN, LTC Clinical Resource Nurse, Vancouver Community Palliative Care Program, Vancouver Coastal Health

Join us in this educational session discussing the trajectory of chronic illness vs a cancer diagnosis. We’ll discuss the signs to look for as our loved ones head towards end-of-life – what this looks like when looking at the trajectory of disease process. 

RSVP to Family Council for Zoom Link


Growing our Family Council

We are looking to grow and strengthen our amazing Family Council. We are actively looking for the input of our families in how we deliver care.

Family Council focuses on learning and improving through sharing and collaboration. We need new members to build on these valuable conversations, and to bring new perspectives and experiences to the table.

If you’d like more information about Family Council, please contact Shirley at 

FAMILY Council Minutes and resources Family council brochure