Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Program

Retirement homes licensed under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 are required to be equipped with automatic sprinklers by January 1, 2019.

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RHRA 2016-17 Annual Report: Safeguarding Ontario’s Retirement Home Residents

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.

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If You’re Planning to Sell a Home

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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Mandatory Sprinklers Reminder

Licensed retirement homes must be retrofitted with automatic sprinklers by January 1, 2019. Further details can be found here.

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RHRA Board Reappoints Risk Officer

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...

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RHRA Appointments New Complaints Review Officer

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...

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Stakeholder Advisory Council Announcement

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...

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Falls Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults in Canada. Ottawa Public Health provides free access to its online fall prevention learning module for personal support workers and...

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Important Notice to the Public

In Touch Retirement Living (which also goes by the names Rosemount Place and The Brick House) of 64 King Street Toronto (Weston), is operating without a retirement home licence. The...

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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 Public Register for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.

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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.

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I'm not sure how to get started

Here, we’ll provide tools to help support your research.

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Steps to getting a licence

Get started on the licensing process and find out what you will need to submit an application.


Guidelines

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.

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Process

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.

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Fees

Review the 2018 Fee Schedule before submitting your application.

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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.

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RHRA Process

Find out what happens after the report has been made.

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Mandatory Reporting

What must you report and why.

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More information about RHRA

Understand our role, what we stand for and how we enforce ‘the Act’.


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Our Vision, Mission and Values

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Understanding the Legislature

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There are over 700 licensed retirement homes in Ontario. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.


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Status of home

Search the Public Register for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.

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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.

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I’m not sure how to start

Here, we’ll provide tools to help support your research.

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A retirement home 1

There are over 700 licensed retirement homes in Ontario. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.


#ICON

Status of home

Search the Public Register for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.

Read More
#ICON

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.

Read More
#ICON

I’m not sure how to start

Here, we’ll provide tools to help support your research.

Read More

A retirement home 1

There are over 700 licensed retirement homes in Ontario. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.


#ICON

Status of home

Search the Public Register for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.

Read More
#ICON

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.

Read More
#ICON

I’m not sure how to start

Here, we’ll provide tools to help support your research.

Read More

A retirement home 1

There are over 700 licensed retirement homes in Ontario. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.


#ICON

Status of home

Search the Public Register for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.

Read More
#ICON

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.

Read More
#ICON

I’m not sure how to start

Here, we’ll provide tools to help support your research.

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