A retirement home
There are more than 700 licensed retirement homes in Ontario. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.
Status of home
Search the Retirement Home Database for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.
Types of homes
If you've never lived in a retirement home or haven’t needed long-term care, you may not be aware of the difference between the two. Here is what you need to know.
I'm not sure how to get started
Here, we’ll provide tools to help support your research.
Steps to getting a licence
Get started on the licensing process and find out what you will need to submit an application.
As of July 1, 2012, homes that meet the definition of “retirement home” in the Act must have a licence from the RHRA to operate.
To assist you with the application process, the RHRA has put together an Applicant Guide. The Guide introduces you to the forms, supporting documents and fees that must be submitted.
Review the 2018 Fee Schedule before submitting your application.
Complaints & reporting harm
Reporting harm is a shared duty. Certain situations involving harm or risk of harm to any resident must be reported immediately by law. Here’s how to report harm or potential harm.
How to File a Report
Find out what constitutes harm and what you need to do if you see or suspect harm.
Find out what happens after the report has been made.
What must you report and why.
More information about RHRA
Understand our role, what we stand for and how we enforce ‘the Act’.