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Annette Garm 

CARES Executive Leader

Antonina (Annette) Garm is Fraser Health's executive leader for the Community Actions and Resources Empowering Seniors (CARES) project. CARES uses a comprehensive geriatric assessment to identify seniors who are most at risk of frailty. Once a senior is aware of their risk, they are partnered with a free telephone health coach from Self-Management B.C. who help them develop healthy behaviours and access the resources they need to stay well and independent. 

Annette holds two masters degrees, in liberal arts and nursing, as well as certification in gerontology, and she is a fellow from the Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement's Executive Training in Research Application (EXTRA) program.

She has taught at two universities in B.C. and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. Annette also has multiple publications and presentations to her name and is currently a collaborator in several research projects. 

Areas of Expertise

Seniors care, preventing frailty


CARES - Community Actions and Resources Empowering Seniors


Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
EXTRA Fellow: Executive Training in Research Application 
Athabasca University
Graduate School of Health Studies and Nursing
Master of Nursing 
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing – Xi Eta Chapter
Canadian Nurses Association 
Certificate in Gerontological Nursing
Simon Fraser University - Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Master of Arts - Liberal Studies
University of British Columbia - School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing