Lise Cloutier-Steele

Photo Credit: Wayne Cuddington of The Ottawa Citizen

Lise Cloutier-Steele is the author of Living and Learning with a Child who Stutters, and the recipient of a Canada 125 Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the community and to Canada for her volunteer efforts to help children who stutter and their parents.

She is also the author of the Canadian and U.S. editions of Misinformed Consent – Women’s Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy. In September 2004 and 2005, she appeared on the CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. The CBC documentary film was based on Misinformed Consent and featured interviews with the medical experts who supported the book project.

In 2008, Lise was the managing editor of an art book featuring the autobiography and contemporary paintings of artist Blair Thomas Paul, On the Edge of Discovery was released by Penumbra Press in 2009.

Also in 2008, Lise contributed print and video interviews for a Canadian Press investigation, the results of which were published in a series of newspaper articles and television news reports, and showed that long-term care facilities across the province of Ontario failed to meet the standards of care to ensure that residents are kept clean, fed and pain-free.

The experience prompted Lise to write a book on the quality of care provided in care institutions. In There’s No Place Like Home, Lise shares her experience as her late father’s guardian and advocate during his years in a long-term care facility. The book moves from personal stories to practical information for all caregivers.

Published titles

There’s No Place Like Home – A guide to help caregivers manage the long-term care experience
Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 978-0-9865479-1-1
Revised Edition, e-book format
published by
in March 2023
ISBN 978-0-986-5479-2-8
Revised Edition, print format
Published by
in November 2023

There’s No Place Like Home – A guide for all caregivers
Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 978-0-98654
First edition published by in 2010

On the Edge of Discovery – Contemporary paintings in a personal context
Blair Thomas Paul
Edited by Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 978-1-897323-14-4
Penumbra Press, November 2009

Misinformed Consent – Women’s Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy
Revised Edition
Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 0-9700908-6-2
Next Decade, Inc. New Jersey, U.S., March 2003

Misinformed Consent – 13 Women Share their Stories about Unnecessary Hysterectomy
Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 0-7737-6286-8
Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, Toronto, March 2002

Living and Learning with a Child who Stutters
Lise Cloutier-Steele
ISBN 1-55021-094-7
NC Press Limited, Toronto, 1995

There’s No Place Like Home is a real-life journey. It is comforting to know that even though the “system” has limited resources, it does not have a limit on compassion. Bravo!”

Aly Abdulla, M.D., FCFP, medical director
The Kingsway Health Centre, Manotick, Ontario