OARC Education and Events

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar – Program Update: Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive

Join with fellow participants of the Through Our Eyes program as OARC explores how the program has been used in long-term care homes. Learn tips and hints and creative ideas for implementation and how to get the most out of your education team experience and Residents’ Bill of Rights presentation.

Wednesday, June 20th - 2:30 to 3:30 pm - SESSION FULL

Live Webinar - July 11, 2018 – 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Finding Respectful, Compassionate Approaches to Persons Living with Dementia – Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care

Advanced Gerontological Education Inc. (AGE) is a National not-for-profit social service enterprise organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. AGE is the developer and distributer of Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA ®).

In this session, representatives from AGE will describe the GPA program and how it positively impacts care providers’ abilities to interact safely and respectfully with persons living with dementia.

The presenters will share some basic concepts from the GPA Curriculum that shed light on the origins of responsive behaviours in the context of dementia. Using example situations, the presenters will discuss respectful and compassionate approaches to situations that may arise when person living with dementia need a supportive response from people around them. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their learning by choosing effective and dignified responses to example situations.

The session will end with the opportunity for question and answer related to the GPA program and content.

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Live Webinar - August 8, 2018 – 2:30 to 3:30 pm

OARC and The Rekai Centres – LGBTQ2S Community: Educating Residents and Staff

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Live Webinar - September 12, 2018 – 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Confessions of a (Former) Residents’ Council Assistant:  The Good, the Bad, and Hindsight Reflections

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Live Webinar - October 10, 2018 - 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Residents’ Councils and RNAO’s Best Practice Guideline: Person and Family Centred Care

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Live Webinar - November 14, 2018 - 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Becoming an OARC Board Director: Resident Leaders in Long-Term Care

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Live Webinar - December 12, 2018 – To Be Announced

Education/Information Sessions  

OARC delivers education designed to support, strengthen and build capacity for Residents’ Councils in long-term care homes.  We provide direct support, tools, procedures, guidance and engage the long-term care sector at a provincial level to support an enabling environment for residents.  Click on the links below to learn more about what OARC offers.

Monthly Webinars

OARC holds live interactive webinars* from 2:30 to 3:30 pm (EST) on the second Wednesday of each month.  Topics are selected based on member needs and Residents’ Council trends.  The webinars are free of charge and require registration.  Click here to view archived webinars.

Leading and Supporting Residents’ Councils in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

Starting May 16th, 2017 OARC will begin to release virtual education modules offering primary Residents’ Council education for Council leaders and supporters.  The modules are easy to access through GoToTraining and are free of charge.  Click on the links below to access the modules.

Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents Bill of Rights Alive

Working together, this unique program guides long-term care home teams of staff and residents to co-develop and co-facilitate education sessions about the Residents’ Bill of Rights (LTCHA 2007). The program provides educators with a step-by-step guide, videos, exercises and resources to develop the education. Click here to order and learn more about this program

Togetherness Training Workshop

This is a unique 2-day workshop that brings together the 3 roles that are key in the success of Residents’ Councils; the Administrator, Residents’ Council President and the Residents’ Council Assistant.  Participants have hands-on learning experiences as they build their team through a variety of exercises, reflections and evaluations.  Teams are introduced to and learn how to use important tools that identify, organize and support resident feedback.  Togetherness Training is offered on-line and in-person.  Togetherness Training Workshop fee is $375 per home team.  To request a virtual group session (8 homes maximum), contact the OARC office.

Request for Residents’ Council Education and Support

Haven’t found the information you’re looking for? Would you like to request further education or support? Please complete and submit this form. An OARC staff member will confirm the receipt of your request within 7 business days to begin a plan that suits your Residents’ Council needs.

*OARC uses GoToMeeting and GoToTraining for virtual education.  For more information and to test your connection click here.
Virtual, internet based education is accessible and convenient but can sometimes be unpredictable.  We will do our best to provide you with a quality experience.  Should a significant interruption occur, that affects the entire group, we will close the lines and reschedule the webinar.  Additionally, most OARC webinars are archived and accessible.



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