Webinar and road shows: The RHRA will host an educational webinar on May 31 and will also be presenting at ORCA's May road shows. Find out more here.
Compliance Checklist: Visit the Operator Resources page to view the Compliance Checklist for Phase 3 of the Retirement Homes Act.
Fact Sheets: The Phase 3 fact sheet related to safety plans is now available. Read it here.
Technical Advisory Committee: The RHRA was pleased to be an active member of the Government of Ontario's Technical Advisory Committee on Vulnerable Occupancies. The Committee's report and recommendations were released by government in January 2013 for public consultation until February 28, 2013. Members of the public can access materials here. The RHRA supports and encourages the government to proceed with implementation of the recommendations, which would respond to Coroner's Jury recommendations and enhance fire safety for residents in retirement homes.
PHIPA: On January 1, 2013 the government proclaimed a subsection under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 which added retirement homes, as defined by the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, to the list of health information custodians. You can find more information about privacy laws in Ontario at the website of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner here.
RHRA Board of Directors: The RHRA Board of Directors has transitioned to a permanent board comprised of nine members, four appointed by the Minister Responsible for Seniors through the public appointments process and five elected by the interim Board of Directors.
First Licence Issued: The RHRA issued Ontario's first retirement home licence on June 28, 2012 to Fox Run on the River, located in Gananoque. Read local press coverage here.