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Highlights from 2021-2022
Inquiries handled through RHRA’s intake department
Inspections of retirement homes completed
Licence applications to operate a retirement home
Licenced retirement homes in Ontario
Number of complaints received
Information for Health Care Providers
The RHRA monitors emerging issues affecting seniors in retirement homes. We work with community health care providers, regulators, seniors’ groups, and home operators to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents are met and their rights are protected.
COVID-19 Guidance Updates for Retirement Homes and Withdrawal of Recommendation on Asymptomatic Testing
Today, the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) shared this memo with updates to the MSAA COVID-19 Guidance Document for Retirement Homes in Ontario. The changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 29, 2023....
Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance Update
The Ministry of Health has released a new iteration of their COVID-19 Guidance: Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, and other Congregate Living Settings for Public Health Units document. As per...
Statement: RHRA Response to Auditor General’s Follow Up Report
The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) today welcomed the Auditor General of Ontario’s acknowledgement that the public interest regulator has implemented or is in process of implementing nearly 90 % of...
RHRA’s Fee Reduction Program is Live
As previously promised, RHRA has launched its Fee Reduction Program. Application forms are now available.
Advice from MSAA and Chief Medical Officer of Health to Retirement Homes on Vaccination and Respiratory Illness Safety
On November 28, 2022, the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) and the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) provided an update on the status of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses in the retirement home sector.
RHRA Reduces Burden of Outbreak Reporting
Several questions removed from outbreak questionnaire to make it easier for homes to report
RHRA Board Director Appointment
December 23, 2021 RHRA is pleased to announce that John Groe has been appointed to the RHRA Board of Directors, effective December 9, 2021, for a three-year term. John will...
RHRA Chair Appointment
Thursday, December 9, 2021 RHRA is very pleased to announce that Alex Yuan has been appointed Chair of the RHRA Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2021. Alex is very...
RHRA Election of New Directors
The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the election of four new Directors. This includes Anil Mathur, a thought leader with deep expertise...
Balancing the Need to Keep Both Residents and Staff Safe and Protected as Ontario Re-opens
On July 8, 2021, the RHRA provided information to licensed retirement homes on balancing the rights of the resident and obligations to protect the health and safety of staff. ...