We all want to feel safe, secure and free from harm. Your safety and your protection is our priority.
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Who is RHRA?
The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) is an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit corporation established by the Ontario government under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010.Mission & Vision Statement
Highlights from 2016-2017
Inquiries handled through RHRA’s intake department
Inspections on retirement homes completed
Licences to operate a retirement home issued
Stakeholder outreach initiatives conducted by RHRA staff
Licenced retirement homes in Ontario
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.
We all want our parents and grandparents to live in safety and comfort. That’s why all of the work we do at the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority is driven by our vision that Ontarians have choice and the protection they need to live with confidence and dignity in retirement homes.
Bonnie Rose, CEO and Registrar, RHRA
Statement from Board Chair, John J. Rossiter (January 22, 2018) – Bonnie Rose, RHRA CEO & Registrar, will be leaving the RHRA on April 2, 2018. Bonnie has accepted a...
Retirement homes licensed under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 are required to be equipped with automatic sprinklers by January 1, 2019.
Our 2016-17 Annual Report focuses on the RHRA’s Five Year Strategic Plan 2022. The plan establishes a new vision that ensures Ontarians have a choice and the protection they need to live with confidence and dignity in the retirement home of their choice.
Retirement home licences are not transferable. Licences do not transfer as part of a sale of a home or a sale of a company that owns a home.
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Licensed retirement homes must be retrofitted with automatic sprinklers by January 1, 2019. Further details can be found here.
John J. Rossiter is also pleased to announce that Deana Williams has been reappointed to the position of Risk Officer for an additional fifteen-month term. She was originally appointed in...
On behalf of the RHRA Board of Directors, John J. Rossiter, Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elyse Sunshine as its Complaints Review Officer (CRO), for a three-year...
The RHRA’s Stakeholder Advisory Council is pleased to announce the appointment of retirement home resident Father Gregory Blonde to the Council. More information on the Council, as well as member...