1. Resources & Publications

    Observations in Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario

    At the request of the Province of Ontario, in late April 2020, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical personnel and troops were sent to long-term care facilities in Etobicoke, North York, Pickering, Scarborough and Brampton. These facilities were in urgent and immediate need of personnel to provide humanitarian relief and medical...
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    Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis

    The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at Canadian long-term residential care facilities. This report’s short-term recommendations include: -making all staff permanent and limiting their work to one nursing home; -raising staff wages and benefits, especially sick leave; -rapidly providing testing for all those living,...
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    A National Seniors Care Strategy

    Although most people will rely on seniors’ care at some point in their lives, Canada’s health care system isn’t equipped to meet the needs of the aging population. Canada needs a National Seniors Care Strategy to set national standards and ensure that everyone can access the care they need. Seniors...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Toolkit: Serving Up Local for Long-Term Care Mealtime Engagement

    This toolkit is a summary of resources tested during the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance project, ‘Serving Up Local’ Training pilot project that took place primarily at Allendale long-term care home in Halton Region from December 2017 to May 2018. The project tested learning opportunities for staff that work...
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    Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health

    This global strategy and action plan on ageing and health also responds to the recently endorsed Sustainable Development Goals, an integrated, indivisible set of global priorities for sustainable development. Ageing is an issue that is relevant to 15 of the 17 Goals. Achieving these ambitious Goals will require concerted action both...
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    Serving Up Local: Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care

    This manual is a collection of good practices resulting from the experience of nine long-term care (LTC) homes in three regions of the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. It is designed to provide resources and steps that can be put into practice to initiate and grow institutional local food procurement...
  7. Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors

    The number of seniors in Ontario is forecast to double to 4.6 million within the next 25 years – and Ontario aims to become the best place in the world to grow older. This Action Plan focuses on areas that seniors say they care about most, including living independently for...
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    2015 Performance Measurement Report

    This report marks the tenth year of reporting results to the public, and the first year reporting nationally as opposed to the previous provincial-level benchmarking. From across Canada, there are 10 single-tier and 5 upper-tier municipalities (including Niagara), who have contributed to this report. The 2015 MBNCanada Performance Measurement Report...
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    Strengthening Age-Friendly Communities and Seniors’ Services for 21st Century Ontario

    The municipal sector in Ontario is increasingly at the forefront of developing age-friendly communities and providing vital services to seniors. This includes long-term care, affordable housing, public health services and community support services. Municipal governments are committed to providing high quality services to their residents and ensuring safety and affordability....
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    Measuring Up: A Yearly Report on How Ontario’s Health System is Performing (2015)

    Whether Ontarians are in good health or have health problems, they expect the health system to be there for them when they need it. With more than 40 indicators of how Ontario’s health system is performing, this report highlights some areas where quality of care is improving and some where...

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