The RHRA develops information and educational material to assist retirement home operators to better understand and meet the standards in the Act and Regulations. Select any of the links below to access these materials.
It’s important that all licensees know their obligations under the Retirement Homes Act. This includes safeguarding residents’ rights, ensuring Plans of Care are regularly reviewed and updated, how to handle complaints, and taking the necessary steps when ceasing to operate a retirement home. This includes submitting both a transition plan to RHRA and providing residents with notice 120 days prior to ceasing to operate.
Fees and Schedules
Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement
RHRA IPAC Compliance Assistance Guidelines (PDF)
RHRA Instructions for a Certificate of Insurance (PDF)
Following Policy and Procedure: A RHRA Inspector’s Perspective (PDF)
RHRA Guide for Starting a Residents’ Council in Your Retirement Home
Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care Guide for Food Handling
Whistle Blowing Protection Fact Sheet (PDF)
Residents Rights Fact Sheet (PDF)
Alternatives to a Retirement Home Fact Sheet (PDF)
Mandatory Reporting Fact Sheet (PDF)
RHRA Routine Inspection FAQs (PDF)
What To Expect During An Inspection (PDF)
RHRA Police Background Check FAQs (PDF)
Managing Residents Transitioning from Hospital (PDF)
NOTICE OF CHANGE FORM (PDF)
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF A CONTROLLING INTEREST FORM (PDF)
Incident Report Form (PDF)
Annual Reporting Form – Information About Alternatives to the Retirement Home
Mandatory Reporting Poster (PDF)
Residents’ Bill of Rights Poster (PDF)
Residents’ Bill of Rights Poster (JPG for television)
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About the RHRA
We are committed to the protection and wellbeing of seniors living in retirement homes.
Understanding the legislation
Learn more about the standards retirement homes must meet under the new law.