OARC Education and Events

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Facilitating Residents’ Council Meetings

Join the OARC Education Team as they provide information about facilitating a Residents' Council meeting. The team will explore various facilitation techniques that will assist in maximizing Council participation and handling challenging situation. The webinar will include a question and answer period.

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30
Register here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/722567539887665410

Webinar: Live Q&A with OARC

OARC is pleased to offer a live Question and Answer period for Residents’ Councils across Ontario. This hour will be dedicated to answering your questions. You may bring your questions to the webinar and type them into the chat box or ask them in advance of the session.

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30
Register here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2290776785329307394

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

This program is different because staff and residents work together to co-develop and co-facilitate an education session 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 view the information video.  The program is currently in production and ordering information will be posted shortly. 

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 In-Home Visit

Haven’t found the information you’re looking for?  Would you like to request an in-home visit from an OARC Education Team member to your long-term care home?  Please click here to complete and submit a form.  An OARC staff member will confirm the receipt of your request within 5 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.



Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
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Tel: 905-731-3710
Toll Free: 1-800-532-0201
Fax: 905-731-1755

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