Jean Hammond is a family partnerships specialist on the Client and Family Integrated Care (CFIC) team. She first came to Holland Bloorview in 2008 as a parent of a child with a developmental disability and then joined the hospital’s Family Leadership Program as a volunteer in 2011. Jean joined the CFIC team in 2017, supporting Holland Bloorview’s award-winning Family Leadership Program, which comprises of 100+ volunteers who partner with the hospital and the Bloorview Research Institute to co-design, shape, and improve policies, programs, and services, and advance client and family-centred care. She is co-lead of the Transitions Steering Committee and lead for the Care for the Caregiver stream of the hospital’s Mental Health Strategy.
patient family advocacy, lived experience (mother), caregiver support, patient & family engagement, rare disease (parent perspective)