Welcome!

The Ontario Long Term Care Association is the largest association of long-term care providers in Canada and the only association that represents the full mix of long-term care operators – private, not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal. We represent nearly 70% of Ontario’s 630 long-term care homes, located in communities across the province. Our members provide care and accommodation services to more than 70,000 residents annually.

More Care. Better Care. 

More beds, modernized homes, and more staff are needed if Ontario is going to keep up with the growing needs of seniors. This year, more than 32,000 seniors remain on a waiting list to get access to long-term care services – a number that has grown substantially from last year. On top of the growing demand for care, the needs of residents continue to grow. The Association's action plan for better seniors' care addresses the complex care needs of Ontario’s seniors and the growing demand for care. The time for action is now. Click here to read our recommendations and support us by sending a letter to your MPP.

Register today for Together We Care 2018  

Together We Care is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals, hosted by the Ontario Long Term Care Association and Ontario Retirement Communities Association. TWC 2018 will take place April 9-11, 2018, at the Toronto Congress Centre. This event promises to be better than ever with exceptional keynote speakers and a broad range of education sessions designed to both challenge and inform delegates.

Registration is now open! To view TWC 2018's program and register before the early bird deadline of February 14, click here.

Fall/Winter Long Term Care Today is out

The latest version of our sector magazine, Long Term Care Today, has now been released. This issue features articles on the first MAID case in an Ontario LTC home, talks about a new pharmacist-led med rec program at peopleCare, enhancing staff satisfaction, dealing with challenging behaviours, pain management, and much more! Read it here

Read our report on the sector: This is Long Term Care 2016

We're pleased to officially release our This is Long Term Care 2016 report. The report explains what long-term care is really all about – providing new data about the changes in resident acuity, highlighting the good work our long-term care homes are doing, and providing a realistic picture of the sector. Click here to read this "state of the sector" report.
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  • Thursday, February 22, 2018


    10th International Conference on Vascular Dementia
  • Monday, March 5, 2018


    Walk with Me 2018
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018


    Rural aging research: insights from frontiers of gerontology
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018


    RNAO's Wound Care Institute: Clinical Stream
  • Monday, April 9, 2018


    OLTCA and ORCA's Together We Care Convention & Trade Show
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018


    Room 217 Music Care Training - Level 1
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018


    Room 217 Music Care Training - Level 1
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018


    Hospice Palliative Care Ontario 2018 Annual Conference
  • Friday, May 4, 2018


    UHN Toronto Rehab Institute 2018 Alzheimer Symposium
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018


    UHN's 6th Annual Concussion Research Symposium
  • Friday, May 25, 2018


    UHN & GTA Rehab Network's Best Practices Day 2018
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018


    OARC program update webinar on Through Our Eyes