Understanding the New National Operation and IPAC Standards for Long-Term Care Homes (CSA Z8004)

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free for AdvantAge Ontario full members

The global pandemic has shone a light on the unique challenges within Canada’s long-term care (LTC) sector, with approximately 70% of all deaths attributed to people living in LTC and retirement home settings across the country. 

This informative presentation will explore the development of the new National Standard of Canada for Operation and Infection Prevention and Control of Long-Term Care Homes (CSA Z8004). Once developed, the standard will provide requirements for the safe operation and IPAC of LTC homes to protect residents and health care workers. 

In this workshop, presenter Lisa Slack will:

  • Inform stakeholders about the CSA Group and the accredited standard development process
  • Increase awareness of the Draft CSA Z8004 LTC homes Standard
  • Provide an overview and highlight key sections of the draft CSA Z8004
  • Outline the enhanced engagement process for the draft CSA Z8004 and the next steps

Explore this session's speaker below!

Cassandra Perri, Project Manager of Health and Well-being, CSA Group

JJ Arsenault, Senior Director, Growth Enablement and Business Processes for Facility Services at Aramark
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Cassandra Perri, is a Project Manager of Health and Well-being standards at CSA Group and is leading the development of the CSA Group long-term care standard. She has 8 years of project management experience and is highly skilled in standards development, stakeholder management, planning and running consultations and surveys, and launching and promoting standards. 

JJ Arsenault , is the Senior Director, Growth Enablement and Business Processes for Facility Services at Aramark. He brings over 28 years of Facility Management experience, with over 22 years in healthcare,  JJ has a BA (Hon.) with a Political Science Major and minor in Computer Science, as well as a B.Sc. with a major in Industrial Chemistry and a minor in business management.  JJ also has undergraduate training in electronics, ICT, Law Enforcement, Industrial Security and Plant Operations, and Maintenance.  He has a certification as an HSM II, which includes Project Management as a core competency. JJ is an accredited Earth Day coordinator trained in Emergency Healthcare Response and Outbreak Management.