The RHRA’s central role is to inform, educate and protect seniors living in retirement homes across Ontario. That’s why it’s important to fully understand the Retirement Home Act, 2010 (the Act) and encourage open dialogue with all stakeholders about its function and interpretation.
In this section, you’ll find resources that will help articulate the Act in clear and simple terms as well as a detailed summary of our partnerships and affiliations.
Understanding the Act
Plain Language Act
RHRA provides an overview of the Act in the plain language guide in order to give readers a basic understanding or familiarity with the Act. This guide explains the standards set out in the Act. Remember that it is an overview and you are still encouraged to consult the Act and its regulations.
Legislation & Regulations
In addition to the Act, legislation and regulations cover important areas like, resident’ rights, standards, safety plans, care services, etc.
RHRA Implementation Plan on the Auditor General of Ontario’s Value for Money Audit Recommendations
On December 7, 2020, the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Auditor General) released its 2020 annual report. The report included the results of the Auditor General’s value-for-money audit of retirement homes oversight in Ontario, and provided the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) with recommendations. In the report, the Auditor General made 21 recommendations to strengthen RHRA’s ability to effectively fulfil our mandate.
RHRA appreciates that the report recognizes the organization’s considerable progress to date and encourages continued and accelerated focus on existing project initiatives, several of which are noted to be in alignment with its identified strategic priorities.
RHRA is committed to meeting its mandate to the fullest extent possible, and to sharing its progress in a robust and transparent manner. Read RHRA’s Implementation Plan of the Auditor General’s recommendations.
- Update on the Auditor General’s Recommendations and Summary of RHRA’s Recent Work – January 2021
- Response to the Auditor General of Ontario Report: Statement by Jay O’Neill, Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority CEO and Registrar – December 2020
- Value-for-Money Audit Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority – December 2020
The RHRA’s network of partnerships spans a variety of stakeholder relationships. These relationships serve unique purposes such as providing awareness, understanding compliance, advice on best practices, and residential protection.