Learning

Relevant, practical education for a thriving seniors’ care sector.

AdvantAge Ontario offers a full range of education opportunities to expand your professional knowledge, enhance your leadership capabilities, and keep you well informed on sector developments.

We offer a variety of delivery formats to maximum access and engage providers across the province.

In addition to topic-based sessions on emerging issues  throughout the year, we deliver high quality leadership education through the following annual programs:

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September 13, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Community Support Services: What's Available for Seniors' HS

Housing Residents Community support services are crucial for the well-being and continued independence of those in seniors’ housing, but do you know about all the programs available right now for your residents?   Get details about what the Ontario Community Support Program may be able to provide for the delivery of food, medications and other necessities, as well as other community services that are available. Learn about how these programs can be accessed and any associated fees.

September 20, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How We Did It: Affordable Seniors' Housing At Parkwood

Housing at Parkwood Mennonite New housing projects for seniors can be difficult to finance and build due to the complicated set of rules from all levels of government that must be followed. Learn how to plan and fund your project and navigate the red tape by hearing the experience and advice of one AdvantAge Ontario member who has recently received approval for a new project to build affordable seniors’ housing units in their community.

September 27, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Fresh Start for Old Buildings: Repurposing LTC Homes

The drive to build and redevelop long-term care beds is resulting in many surplus older LTC buildings that could be converted into seniors’ housing. Don’t let the potential challenge of this large-scale transformation scare you off it’s exactly what Tim Siemens at Radiant Care did, almost a decade ago.  He’ll present the details about how he did it and what the many positive outcomes have been for seniors in his community.

October 5-19, 2022

LTC Funding and Reporting in 2022: What's New, What's Necess

No home can afford to be out of the loop on current practices, updates or expected changes related to Ontario’s long-term care funding and reporting procedures. Advantage Ontario guides you through it with insight directly from Ministry and member home representatives and experts. Whether you’re new to long-term care financial management or are an experienced manager keen to enhance your knowledge, don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity for the only education of its kind in Ontario. We’ll cover everything from preparing and reporting a budget to the board, to annual reconciliation and staffing reporting, to best practices, to impacts of COVID-19 and the 4 hours of care requirement on provincial funding policies and Ministry direction on staffing reports. Get your questions answered and demystify requirements for this key operational area.

October 6, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Finding the Staff You Need: The Staffy Difference

Learn how Staffy is helping LTC and senior care organizations in addressing their staffing needs though continuing, responsive innovation Discover the robust validation and on-boarding process Staffy has developed to meet the challenges of staffing in long-term care and other senior care environments. Hear directly from Staffy's senior leadership on how they attract qualified staff and see how the app works Sessions speakers are Nicole McCallum, Director of Marketing, and Linh Tran, Manager of Onboarding & Client Relations

October 13, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From Person-Centred To Person-Directed: Emotion-Focused Care

> Hear an overview of emotion-focused care and its different models from journalist Moira Welsh who investigated the approach for her book, Happily Ever Older. > Learn about the Eden Alternative philosophy of person-directed care and how one western Canadian home has used it since 1999 to drive successful culture change. > Discover the training this home has provided to other homes across the country that have been interested in adopting the Eden Alternative.

October 18, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Free To Be Me: The Butterfly Home

> Understand the principles and development behind the Butterfly Household Model of Care, created by Dr. David Sheard of Meaningful Care Matters, a U.K.-based leading dementia care culture change organization. > Review how this model has been transforming the culture of care in many long-term care homes in Canada and internationally. > Hear the story of one Toronto home’s journey to adopt this model for its residents living with dementia.

October 20, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Feels Like Home: The Green House Model

> Discover a high-quality, cost-effective and sustainable not-for-profit alternative to traditional long-term care homes that has been spreading across the U.S. since 2001. > Hear how this model joins a small-scale built environment — combining private bedrooms and washrooms with central communal spaces — and a person-centred organizational structure to foster deep, fulfilling relationships between residents and caregivers. > Find out how this model can be adapted to single-dwelling homes or developed within larger long-term care homes.

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