The Ontario Association of Residents' Councils primary goals are: Supporting Residents' Councils, Speaking with one voice for residents, Promoting a standard of care, Influencing legislation, and that Residents who are living in Long-Term Care homes maintain their: Independence, Privacy and their Dignity.

ConversationThe OARC is governed by a Board of Directors, all of whom are residents of member Long-Term Care homes in Ontario

Our members come from both profit and non-profit Long-Term Care homes in

We are a non-profit association providing a network to strengthen the voice of residents through their Councils



Our Objectives Are To:

  • Encourage the formation of Residents' Councils in all Homes in Ontario
  • Encourage residents of Long-Term Care homes to participate in the management of the facility, their home
  • Identify key issues facing residents
  • Speak with one voice to the provincial government and all other bodies having to do with residents
  • Promote legislation which improves the lifestyle and safeguards the welfare of residents
  • Share and consolidate ideas arising from various regions of the province for the good of all
  • Assist and advise individual Councils
  • Promote a standard of care which will improve the quality of life for all residents




Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
c/o York Region Newmarket Health Centre
194 Eagle Street, Suite 3105
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1J6

Tel: 905-731-3710
Toll Free: 1-800-532-0201
Fax: 905-731-1755

OARC is funded by the Ontario Ministry
of Health and Long-Term Care

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Website last updated: April 17, 2019

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Founded in 1981 by
Residents of Long-Term
Care homes in Ontario



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The views expressed in this publication are the views of OARC and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.