Tools and Publications

Tools to make the Most of Your Residents’ Council Meetings

The tools listed below are designed to enable resident discussion, provide structure, and educate on rights, roles and responsibilities the Residents’ Council has through the Long-Term Care Homes Act,2007.

NEW - OARC Residents’ Council Bylaw Template

Bylaws are designed to provide guidance and direction. Having bylaws in place will help eliminate confusion and encourage consistency when these are challenged due to changes in leadership, interpersonal relationships and differing opinions. OARC has developed a template to assist your Residents’ Council in developing its own bylaws and is designed to capture important aspects of Residents’ Council in one document. The template is not prescriptive and allows your Residents’ Council to customize all the details.
Click here to download the MS Word document.

Agenda and Minute Template

OARC’s Provisional Agenda and Minute Template were designed to assist you in planning and facilitating meaningful Residents’ Council meetings. These templates will:

  • enable robust discussion and communication among residents
  • support ongoing communication between Residents’ Council and management
  • educate residents and staff on rights, roles and responsibilities the Residents’ Council has through the Long-term Care Homes Act, 2007
  • illustrate consistency in meeting structure
  • ensure consistency in minute keeping for ease of review
  • ensure all areas of life in your long-term care home have been captured for discussion

Provisional Agenda (Word Version):

Minute Template (Word Version):

Minute Template (PDF Version with Legislation Notes):

Minute Template Tips and Hints (PDF Version):

Opening Guidelines and Closing Remarks (Word Version):

Supporting Your Home’s Residents’ Council: A Resource Guide for Residents’ Council Leadership and Staff Assistants

A comprehensive best practices guide written to align with the Long-Term Care Homes Act, and to demonstrate best practices through embracing culture change. The guide was written in consultation with residents and staff members in long-term care homes.

To Order a Hard Copy of the Resource Guide

To order hard copies of the guide, in French or English, for $35.00 each (shipping included), please download and complete the order form and forward with payment (by cheque or money order) to OARC.

Download the Complete Resource Guide:

Download Sections of the Resource Guide:

English Français

Ontario Legislation and Residents’ Councils

OARC has highlighted excerpts from the LTCHA, 2007 and Regulation 79/10 addressing specific clauses that outline the rights, roles and responsibilities of residents as members of Residents’ Councils. OARC has provided brief explanations in blue text to assist you in understanding these critical aspects of the law.

Understanding Our Law and Residents’ Councils: Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (PDF Version):

For more information on the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 please visit
www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_07l08_e.htm

For more information about LTCHA Act, 2007 Regulation 79/10, please visit
www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_100079_e.htm    



Every Resident

EVERY RESIDENT BOOKLET – a booklet on the Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).

To order FREE copies please visit www.cleo.on.ca or call CLEO at 416-408-4420

To view FREE online PDF please visit

English:
www.cleo.on.ca/english/pub/onpub/PDF/seniors/everyres.pdf

Français :
www.cleo.on.ca/sites/default/files/book_pdfs/fr_evres.pdf



RESIDENTS RIGHTS BOOKLET
Printing and making your very own Residents Bill of Rights pocket sized booklet.

Download Booklet Here

Step 1. Open PDF
Step 2. Print pages 1 to 2
Step 3. Manually flip pages 1 and 2 over and feed or place into printer.
Step 4. Print pages 3 to 4

* You will be double siding PDF pages 1 with page 3, and page 2 with page 4

Step 5. Fold your two printed pages, where "FOLD" is indicated
Step 6. Cut along the dotted lines to make 4 separate sheets
Step 7. Stack sheets on top of each other and staple at fold/center

You've just created your very own Residents Bill of Rights booklet, Enjoy!



NEWSLETTERS

SEASONS - a quarterly newsletter containing news and information of interest to those living and working in long-term care homes. OARC IN ACTION – a brief one to two page communication, published on an as needed basis, containing news and information of interest to those living and working in long-term care homes.

Past Issues:

2017
December - OARC In Action
November - OARC In Action
October - OARC in Action
Fall - Seasons
September - OARC in Action
August - OARC in Action
July - OARC in Action
June - OARC In Action
May - OARC In Action
Spring - Seasons
April - OARC In Action
March – OARC In Action
February - OARC In Action
January – OARC In Action

2016
December - OARC In Action
Fall - Seasons
November – OARC In Action
September – OARC In Action
July – OARC In Action
Spring - Seasons
January – OARC In Action

2015
Fall – Seasons
June – OARC In Action
Winter 2015

2014
Fall 2014
Spring 2014

2013
Fall/Winter 2013             
Summer 2013
Spring 2013                    

2012
Winter 2012                    
Fall 2012
Summer 2012                 
Spring 2012

2011
Winter 2011
Winter/Spring 2011

2010
Summer/Fall 2010           
Winter/Spring 2010

Annual Report

Annual Report – For the fiscal year April 2016 to March 2017

Annual Report – For the fiscal year April 2015 to March 2016

Annual Report – For the fiscal year April 2014 to March 2015

Annual Report - For the fiscal year April 2013 to March 2014


Please note that OARC publications are available in French upon request.

 

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