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Statement: RHRA Response to Auditor General’s Follow Up Report

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) today welcomed the Auditor General of Ontario’s acknowledgement that the public interest regulator has implemented or is in process of implementing nearly 90 % of...

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RHRA’s Fee Reduction Program is Live  

As previously promised, RHRA has launched its Fee Reduction Program. Application forms are now available.

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Advice from MSAA and Chief Medical Officer of Health to Retirement Homes on Vaccination and Respiratory Illness Safety

On November 28, 2022, the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) and the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) provided an update on the status of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses in the retirement home sector.

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RHRA Reduces Burden of Outbreak Reporting

Several questions removed from outbreak questionnaire to make it easier for homes to report

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RHRA Board Director Appointment

December 23, 2021 RHRA is pleased to announce that John Groe has been appointed to the RHRA Board of Directors, effective December 9, 2021, for a three-year term. John will...

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RHRA Chair Appointment

Thursday, December 9, 2021 RHRA is very pleased to announce that Alex Yuan has been appointed Chair of the RHRA Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2021. Alex is very...

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RHRA Election of New Directors

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the election of four new Directors. This includes Anil Mathur, a thought leader with deep expertise...

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Balancing the Need to Keep Both Residents and Staff Safe and Protected as Ontario Re-opens

On July 7, 2021, the RHRA provided information to licensed retirement homes on balancing the rights of the resident and obligations to protect the health and safety of staff.   ...

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RHRA is pleased to announce the reappointment of Nav Sandhawalia as Risk Officer

RHRA is pleased to announce that Nav Sandhawalia has been re-appointed by the RHRA Board of Directors as the Risk Officer for a second three-year term, from June 1, 2021...

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RHRA remembers Board Vice Chair Barbara Sullivan

It is with a heavy heart that the RHRA has learned of the passing of its Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Barbara Sullivan, on January 24, 2021. Barbara was first appointed as Director to the Board in December of 2013.

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Millie Christie Re-elected to RHRA Board

The RHRA is pleased to announce that Ms. Millie Christie has been re-elected to the RHRA Board of Directors for a ninth and final year, from December 10, 2020 to...

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Risk factors for COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario’s retirement homes

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority and McMaster University release a retrospective study of the impact of COVID-19 in Ontario’s retirement homes in wave one

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Take holiday visits with seniors online this season

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority encourages Ontarians to follow COVID-19 safety protocol if visiting retirement homes.

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RHRA Revokes Licences of Several Retirement Homes in Hamilton and Niagara

On December 1, 2020, the Registrar of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) issued orders to revoke the licences of Cathmar Manor, Dundas Retirement Place, Greycliff Manor, Montgomery Retirement Home, Northview Seniors’ Residence and Sheridan Lodge.

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New Chair appointed to the RHRA

The RHRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter H. Harris, Q.C., as Chair and Director of the RHRA Board of Directors. Peter’s three-year term was effective as of May 28,...

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RHRA elects Jonathan Boulakia to its Board of Directors

John J. Rossiter, Chair of the RHRA Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the election of Jonathan Boulakia to the RHRA Board, effective December 10, 2019. As Chief Legal...

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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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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.

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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

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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 Retirement Home Database for a complete history of a retirement home's compliance with the Act.

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#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.

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#ICON

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 Retirement Home Database 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 Retirement Home Database 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 Retirement Home Database 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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