Building Success: Planning and Managing LTC Capital Developments

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Unique Education for the LTC Sector!


Building Success: Planning and Managing LTC Capital Developments
Start Date: June 9, 16, and 23, 2022
9:00AM-12:00PM, all 3 days

(Note: Sessions must be purchased as a set)  

Members: $285
Non-Members: $410



Long-term care capital development projects are all around us, with the provincial government’s commitment to build 30,000 new and 30,000 updated beds across Ontario over the next several years. Ensure your organization is ready to take advantage of the current environment by deepening your knowledge of project management and planning principles to support a well-defined, effective and efficiently-run project.

This webinar series takes you through it all, including planning for future care and service needs, budgeting, understanding design standards and construction models that can reduce time and costs, and financing and fundraising. Whether you’re contemplating a project, are already underway, or are a seasoned hand keen to stay updated with the most current information, this series has something for every home, at every stage of the process.



Day 1
Getting Started: First Steps in Capital Development Projects
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Learn about project management framework, including roles, responsibilities, change management, readiness assessment tool, and required external resources drawing from LTC homes capital development projects. 
  • Identify resources and estimate costs for budget planning. 
  • Hear about tried-and-true techniques and lessons learned through a panel discussion among experts in long-term care home capital development projects. 

Speakers: 
Alison Wesley-James, Senior Planner, Resource Planning Group Inc
John Goldrick, Director, Turner & Townsend
William Willard (Moderator), Vice President of Operations & Chief Financial Officer, Deep River and District Hospital, Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care, North Renfrew Family Health Team;
Riaz Shaikh, Project Director, LTC Capital Redevelopment Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (Union Station);
Additional speakers TBD


Day 2 
Digging In: Construction Standards and Models
Thursday, June 16, 2022
9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Understand construction design standards and the government’s requirements for long-term care construction.
  • Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different construction delivery methods and consider the different factors involved in determining a method aligned with your project.
  • Discuss the lessons learned from a variety of projects across Ontario.

Speakers: 
Riaz Shaikh, Project Director, LTC Capital Redevelopment Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (Union Station)
Peter Armstrong, Vice President, Construction Solutions Colliers Project Leaders;
Dick Bayer, Vice President for Lean and IPD, Colliers Project Leaders;
Jeff Renaud, Administrator, Ritz-Lutheran Villa
Matt Galvin, Partner and Architect, G Architects;
Andrew Rodrigues, Senior Project Manager, Colliers Project Leaders;
Carolyn Clubine, Lead Consultant, Clubine Consulting;
Amy Porteous, Chief Executive Office, Maxville Manor


Day 3
The Money: How to Finance Your Capital Project
Thursday, June 23, 2022
9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Get details about debt financing and its structure, terms, and rates for long-term care homes.
  • Learn about Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) low-cost debt financing program and IO’s role in the province’s Not-for-Profit Loan Guarantee Program.
  • Discover tools and techniques for successful fundraising from an expert.

Speakers: 
Sue Graham-Nutter, CEO, The Rekai Centres;
Jennifer Hutcheon, Vice President – Loan Operations & Customer Relations, Infrastructure Ontario;
Michael Dorman, Senior Relationship Manager, Infrastructure Ontario
Sean Keys, Chief Administrative Officer, Foyer Richelieu Welland;
Additional speakers TBD

 
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Alison has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors.  Her project experience ranges from strategic planning to functional programming, feasibility studies, business cases and capital project implementation.  Her knowledge includes both clinical services and support services; in LTC, community health and community and tertiary care hospitals.  She has worked effectively with Board members, senior managers and clinical leaders as well as client advocacy groups and agency volunteers, all of whom had a vested interest in the outcome of projects.  Alison’s understanding of operations and her experience as a healthcare leader, benefit clients who need to assess options for improvement, and navigate the road from current state to future state.  

Alison’s recent experience with Resource Planning Group includes an update of the Ivan Franko Homes LTC Project’s Functional Program, and the Rockwood Terrace LTC Home Functional Program.  The firm has delivered programming services for LTC redevelopments in three provinces.  Prior to joining RPG, Alison was with Colliers Project Leaders for 13 years as a Director in Advisory Services as well as Principal, Ontario Healthcare where she oversaw 3 LTC and 2 seniors housing projects.  

Alison also brings extensive planning experience with community hubs, working with several organizations to implement a common vision for housing, health care and social services.  She has held management positions at The Ottawa Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and The Credit Valley Hospital.  Her extensive knowledge of healthcare operations extends from her time as Assistant Executive Director at Norfolk General Hospital and Nursing Home, Assistant to the President of Credit Valley Hospital, and Manager, Collections at Canadian Blood Services.
Alison is well known for her skill at bringing groups of stakeholders together to achieve project objectives in a positive and constructive manner.  She has managed planning with clients undergoing consolidations, transformations, partnerships and integration.  She is experienced at finding win-win solutions and clients appreciate her thoughtful yet dynamic manner.
 

With over 20 years of experience in the Construction industry, John leads the Lender Services business unit in Canada, and is the sector lead for Health with a specific focus on Long Term Care.  John has a wealth of experience working with developers, end users and financial institutions both in Canada and in the UK.  He has provided cost management advice to lenders and developers specifically focussed on the funding of capital projects across multiple asset classes.

William Willard is the Vice-President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer at the Deep River and District Hospital, the North Renfrew Family Health Team, and the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home, which are located on a single campus of care in Deep River, Ontario.

William is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with an Honours degree in Accounting. Since 2017, William has been growing his knowledge of multi-sector care and service delivery in rural settings, as well as a person-centered approach to leadership. William was recognized as the inaugural winner of the CPA Ontario Emerging Leaders Award in 2018. The award celebrates the outstanding business and social contributions of Ontario’s CPAs, aged 34 and under. 

William has focused on driving forward innovation and organizational performance through major infrastructure and capital projects across healthcare settings, including long-term care, primary care, and acute care. As Project Lead for capital development, William has been integral in advancing a business case for a campus of care expansion, which has recently resulted in the successful allocation of 86 additional Long-Term Care beds for Deep River and its surrounding communities. 
 

Riaz Shaikh is an Architect who has 25 years of combined industry experience in design and construction of Institutional, Commercial and Industrial (ICI) projects, along with public sector strategic and operational building and environmental service responsibilities.

In 2004, Riaz began his public sector career at the City of Toronto and since 2007, he has worked with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services division. Riaz is responsible for the division's Capital Renewal Plan, including the Major Capital redevelopment and minor capital projects across the 10 City-operated long-term care homes. He managed the redevelopment of Kipling Acres, a 337-bed home, a LEED Silver project.

In 2016, Riaz was appointed as the divisional lead on the George Street Revitalization project, which comprises of a men’s shelter with 100 beds, a transitional living program with 130 beds, a long-term care home with 378 beds, 21units of affordable housing and a community hub.

He is currently the Project Director, LTC Capital Redevelopment.  

Riaz is an active member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at Centennial College and champions increased Environmental Services student placements. He is also an active mentor under the City's Profession to Profession mentoring program and has been recognized by City Manager Award for the ICS Mentorship Program and the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)  for his 10+ year commitment to mentoring.
 
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Riaz Shaikh is an Architect who has 25 years of combined industry experience in design and construction of Institutional, Commercial and Industrial (ICI) projects, along with public sector strategic and operational building and environmental service responsibilities.

In 2004, Riaz began his public sector career at the City of Toronto and since 2007, he has worked with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services division. Riaz is responsible for the division's Capital Renewal Plan, including the Major Capital redevelopment and minor capital projects across the 10 City-operated long-term care homes. He managed the redevelopment of Kipling Acres, a 337-bed home, a LEED Silver project.

In 2016, Riaz was appointed as the divisional lead on the George Street Revitalization project, which comprises of a men’s shelter with 100 beds, a transitional living program with 130 beds, a long-term care home with 378 beds, 21units of affordable housing and a community hub.

He is currently the Project Director, LTC Capital Redevelopment.  

Riaz is an active member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at Centennial College and champions increased Environmental Services student placements. He is also an active mentor under the City's Profession to Profession mentoring program and has been recognized by City Manager Award for the ICS Mentorship Program and the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)  for his 10+ year commitment to mentoring.
 


Peter is a Vice President at Colliers Project Leaders and specializes in developing and implementing innovative construction solutions for our clients across Canada. He brings significant experience in engineering and construction having designed or managed the construction of many prestigious projects in Canada, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia over the past 25 years. 

Originally a structural engineer, Peter uses his systematic problem-solving approach to successfully transform complex architectural visions into reality while always ensuring that the pillars of quality, safety, and integrity are never compromised. He is also experienced utilizing Lean methodologies to greatly improve efficiency and productivity during design and construction stages, helping to maximize value for our clients. His collaborative approach goes beyond project management by inspiring teamwork with our clients, consultants, and contractors ensuring the successful delivery of our projects.
As country manager for an international project management firm, Peter had full responsibility for company operations in Vietnam, including profit and loss responsibility. Under Peter’s guidance, the company experienced significant revenue growth and expanded the business into new regions and market segments.
 

Dick has dedicated his career to solving difficult and intractable problems and delivering claims free projects. He is a licensed attorney, having practiced construction law in Colorado, California, and Idaho for the past 41 years. He has mediated over 300 construction, business, land-use, environmental and other cases in the last twelve years.

Dick is a member of the neutral panel for the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. He was selected as the "Professional of the Year: Environmental Law," by Strathmore's Who's Who in 2005. He is a former member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and several other well-known panels.

He has served on the boards of the Lean Construction Institute, the National Conflict Resolution Center (formerly the San Diego Mediation Center), the California Independent Petroleum Association, ADR-San Diego and the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), the non-profit advocate for all ADR providers in California. Dick has experience working as part of diversified site team and demonstrates the willingness to share ability for problem solving, determination, and commitment to a focus on result.
 

Jeff Renaud is a passionately committed Healthcare Leader, Project Manager, and System Disruptor with a proven track record of inspiring multiple stakeholders in the Seniors Healthcare Sector. Over the course of his career, he has been able to help organizations successfully restructure operations, achieve strategic objectives, and develop their campuses.  Specifically, he has many years of experience in:

Capital Redevelopment Projects
Strategic Planning & Leadership
Financial Restructuring
Process & Quality Improvement

Jeff holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University and a graduate degree from Royal Roads University in British Columbia. He is a Certified Health Executive and a member in good standing of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Matt is a licensed architect and co-founded G architects in 2014. His focus and specialty is designing sensitive, inclusive buildings for seniors, in-particular Long-term Care homes. At G architects, he is overseeing the design of over 2,000 LTC beds in Ontario at various stages of approval and construction. Matt has emerged as a thought-leader in Ontario long-term care design, with a deep appreciation and understanding of the challenges faced by operators who are redeveloping or developing their homes. Recently, Matt was the lead designer for the innovative Lakeridge Health rapid-build long-term care home, in Ajax Ontario, which is nearing completion.

Since joining Colliers Project Leaders in 2017, Andrew has worked on numerous long term care redevelopment projects including Bruyère Complex & Continuing Care and the Prescott-Russell Residence. He has a passion for healthcare which he combines with his engineering knowledge, project management and advisory services expertise to deliver LTC mandates. Andrew’s clients appreciate his analytical problem-solving and decision-making abilities, particularly as he uses these skills to assist clients with Ministry of Health relations and securing project approvals.

As a Seniors and LTC Advisor, Andrew brings provides project management services for the planning and design development phases of projects. This includes managing the overall design development in parallel with the Ministry’s review for the additional beds. Andrew understands the importance of integrating project financial reviews and updates at key design development milestones and has provided updates to Council at the Client’s request.  

Carolyn Clubine specializes in providing business process support for healthcare organizations. She assists clients in reaching their full potential in delivering their service(s) to their constituents. Her current activities include work with Long-Term Care (LTC) management teams, and their governors, utilizing her depth of expertise in both LTC operations and capital development. She has designed operational models for both redeveloping and new LTC operators, evaluating both local environments and economic factors, advising on both quantitative and qualitative elements to assist with management and Board decisions.

She is known for her strategic and integrative designs to achieve optimal community benefit. Carolyn has held several senior leadership roles in healthcare and municipal sectors and is known as a strategic thinker and innovative planner, with strong analytical skills. Carolyn has also completed governance model reviews.

Carolyn is skilled in guiding senior staff and governance members through the frank discussions that are needed to ensure clear decision criteria and support for the next steps. Recently, Carolyn has successfully collaborated with AdvantAge Ontario, numerous current Long-Term Care Homes, prospective Aging Services operators, and Charitable Community Benefit Organizations in the analysis and forward-moving actions regarding options analysis, operations, redevelopment, and continuum options. Since April 2020, Carolyn has provided one-to-one support for non-profit and municipal LTC Homes and services adapting and responding to the realities of COVID-19 and its direct impact on these highly sensitive living environments for the elderly and frail.

Amy Porteous has over eighteen years of experience working with senior leadership positions in Eastern Ontario at Maxville Manor and Bruyère. She has a passion for making a difference in seniors’ care. Her experience includes leading various strategic planning exercises, operational oversight for residential programs and family medicine, operationalization of the Bruyère Village, quality and risk, communications, public affairs and the development of various proposals for new programs or services. Mrs. Porteous has a Master’s in Health Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She has obtained certification from the AdvantAge Ontario as a certified LTC Administrator. In her free time, she volunteers and believes in making a difference locally and nationally and having a community impact. Amy is happily married and a proud mother of three children.

As the CEO of the Rekai Centres, which owns and operates two Long-Term Care homes in downtown Toronto, Sue Graham-Nutter not only oversees both homes, but is also working to build a new home at Front and Cherry St. Once the new Rekai Centre at Cherry Place is open, it is the goal of the Rekai Centre to repupose the Sherbourne site to become Supportive Housing.  

“Making a difference in society has always driven me,” she says. “We want to see individuals housed appropriately. The needs of individuals living with mental health, substance abuse or addiction issues, are very different than a senior experiencing dementia. The Rekai Centres is in a fortunate position owning real estate in the downtown core and having a public policy oriented Board of Directors.”

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Humber College and Harvard University, Sue is the Vice Chair of AdvantAgeOntario.

She is also the Chair of the Toronto Public Library, and a Board member of the Business Board for the University of Toronto.  
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Sean Keays is an important leader in the field of aging and is dedicated to meeting the future needs of an aging Canadian population. After completing his undergraduate degree in gerontology at McMaster University he went on to at-tain a Master’s Degree at Simon Fraser University in Gerontology with a con-centration in the built environment stream. Sean is well known and respected within the Canadian Association on Gerontology, credited with helping to lay the groundwork for a period of ever-increasing engagement and growth. Since 2010 he has been the Chief Administrative Officer of Foyer Richelieu Welland. As a dedicated volunteer he sits and has presided and sat on multiple boards at the local, provincial and national scale. He is the recipient of many awards. He was successful in securing 66 additional long-term care licences for the Foyer Richelieu Welland and 10 hospice licences in partnership with Hospice Niaga-ra. He also secured an additional 256 LTC licences for Foyer Richelieu Toronto. Along with his team, Sean has fundraised over $10 million and received an ad-ditional $5 million in federal grants for the expansion project in Welland.