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OARC hosts free interactive webinars on topics of interest to Residents’ Councils and their supportive partners.  To learn about our upcoming webinars, we encourage you to check back here often or register here to sign up for OARC’s monthly e-newsletter.  Have a webinar topic that you’d like to see covered? Email us here info@ontarc.com


Food Services and Nutrition

Food Services and Nutrition Webinars for Residents

Food services and nutrition are two significant topics that rise to the top when it comes to areas affecting quality of life for residents living in long-term care homes across Ontario. Many Residents’ Councils devote much of their agendas to discussions around food service and quality – many even have their own separate Food Committees to enhance the conversation around food and nutrition.

Recognizing the need for residents to feel more empowered and engaged in this area, OARC has enlisted the help of the Ontario Seniors Nutrition and Advocacy Committee (OSNAC) to host food-related webinars this fall. We are thrilled to partner with guest presenters Amber Capotosto, Certified Nutrition Manager and Dale Mayerson, with 40+ years’ experience as Nutrition Manager and Dietitian, to dive into the following topics:

September 15, 2021

Empowering Residents through LTC Food Foundations

In this webinar, we’ll learn about:

  • The Ontario laws and regulations that your LTC home teams must follow…
  • Promising practices for providing food quality
  • How and why Residents’ Councils could be more involved in the process
  • The "clinical" nutrition piece that residents don't see

Register here for the September 15th session:

October 13, 2021

LTC Food Purchasing, Production and Menu-Planning: Deepen Your Knowledge and Increase Engagement

In this webinar, we’ll learn about:

  • How menus are planned
  • How food is prepared
  • How food supplier contracts work

Register here for the October 13th session:


Recorded Webinars

The list below contains past webinars that will provide you with the knowledge and tools to support a positive and effective Residents’ Council.  To view the webinar of your choice, please click on the links below. You will be prompted to register for the webinar and as soon as the registration has been completed you will have immediate access to the recorded webinar and education materials.

Date Topic
June 8, 2021 Update with Ontario's Patient Ombudsman
Mar 23, 2021 Bringing Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive Through a Person-and Family-Centered Approach
Dec 15, 2020 Celebrate the Holidays with Craig Manning
Oct 29, 2020 Summary of Complaints to Patient Ombudsman from Residents, Caregivers, Staff - COVID-19
Sep 16, 2020 Residents' Councils: Exploring a New Normal
Jul 16, 2020 Therapeutic Professionals Supporting the Psychosocial Health of Residents in Long-Term Care Homes
Jun 25, 2020 Supporting Residents with Cognitive Changes During COVID-19
Jun 18, 2020 Caring for Long-Term Care Residents, a Message of Hope from our Government
June 10, 2020 Ontario Long-Term Care Inspection Program During COVID-19
Jun 9, 2020 Exploring the Impact of Mealtimes in LTC During an Outbreak
Apr 28, 2020 Courageously Living Through COVID-19 Together: Residents and Families – Part 2
Apr 15, 2020 Courageously Living Through COVID-19 Together: Residents and Families
Mar 18, 2020 Residents Exploring Resiliency in Times of Grief and Loss in Long-Term Care Homes
Dec 11, 2019 Councils Making Coin: Exploring Residents’ Council Finances, Fundraising and Spending
Nov 13, 2019 Preventing fractures in long-term care
Oct 9, 2019 Practical Tips to Start and Move Forward with the Through Our Eyes Program
Sep 11, 2019 A Champion for Fairness - Patient Ombudsman
Jul 16, 2019 Cohesive Living in Long-Term Care: Supporting Your Peers
Jun 19, 2019 Supporting Ontario LTC Homes and Secondary Schools Identify and Maximize Partnership Opportunities: Intergenerational Toolkit
May 22, 2019 Residents’ Councils Influencing Human Resources in Long-Term Care Homes
Apr 10, 2019 Residents Welcoming Residents: Peer Support Opportunities to Enhance the Transition to Long-Term Care
Mar 13, 2019 Spring Forward: Tip and Hints on Making the Most of Horticultural Activities
Feb 13, 2019 Residents’ Councils and Family Councils: Key Distinctions and Opportunities for Collaboration
Dec 12, 2018 Residents’ Councils Contributing to Wellness: Exploring Late Life Depression, Self-care and Encouraging Supports for the Resident and Caregiver
Nov 14, 2018 Becoming an OARC Board Director: Resident Leaders in Long-Term Care
Oct 10, 2018 Residents’ Councils and RNAO’s Best Practice Guideline: Person and Family Centred Care
Sep 12, 2018 Confessions of a (Former) Residents’ Council Assistant: The Good, the Bad, and Hindsight Reflections
Aug 8, 2018 LGBTQ2S: Moving Toward an Inclusive Culture in Long-Term Care - One Home's Journey
Jul 11, 2018 Finding Respectful, Compassionate Approaches to Persons Living with Dementia – Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care
Jun 2018 Program Update: Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive
Apr 11, 2018 Improving Care Through Personhood Tools for Clinical Care in Long-Term Care Homes with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)
Mar 14, 2018 Keeping it Together – Supporting Osteoporosis Knowledge in Long-Term Care Homes
Dec 13, 2017 OARC Introduces Residents’ Council Bylaw Template
Aug 9, 2017 Facilitating Residents’ Council Meetings
May 17, 2017 Managing Residents’ Council Finances
Feb 28, 2017 Transitioning to a Shared Leadership Model

*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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