Who We Are

Christine Brunke, Ontario Family Matters

Ontario Family Matters, serving south eastern Ontario, was established in 2012 by Christine Brunke after years of volunteer service in Alzheimer’s facilities and personal experience in providing supportive care and advocacy for an aging parent in home, hospital, rehabilitation care facility and, finally, in palliative care at home.

We understand the heart ache and stresses of family members at a distance when a loved one requires short or long term assistance.

We understand how difficult it can be to communicate with an aging parent hard of hearing and not being able to actually see your loved one.

We understand the difficulties of juggling professional, family and social commitments in order to provide the day-to-day support needs of the senior in your life and that, often times, seniors are providing support for seniors!

We support our government strategy on aging and seek to enhance services and support to our rapidly aging population. We bring over 30 years of quality customer service experience to our business approach and our goal is to provide life enriching experiences to support wellness of the whole individual in the spirit of hope and humanity.

Inspiration

  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 

    Leo Buscaglia

  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

    St. Francis of Assis

  • Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

    Mother Teresa

  • In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

    Alex Haley

  • I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

    Agatha Christie

  • You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

    Desmond Tutu

  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

    Buddha

  • Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

    Charles Dickens

  • Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?

    Henry David Thoreau

  • All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

    Dalai Lama