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Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive

Through Our Eyes

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.

Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes  

Bill of Rights

The “Every Resident…” booklet is produced by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).  This booklet provides plain language interpretations and examples of the 27 rights.  Used by many Residents’ Councils, this resource is free and easily accessed at the CLEO website.  To order FREE copies 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

NEW There have been changes in the law since this booklet was published in April 2021.  CLEO will update the booklet soon and, until then, CLEO has created an insert that provides information and guidance about the changes.  Click here https://www.ontarc.com/RBR/20220718CLEO_EveryResidentBookletInsert.pdf to download the CLEO insert.

Aphasia Institute's Pictorial Residents’ Bill of Rights

This pictographic version of the Ontario Residents’ Bill of Rights poster was designed by the Aphasia Institute and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  This important poster was created to help ensure that all residents of long-term care homes in the province of Ontario know and understand their rights.  Contact Aphasia Institute 73 Scarsdale Road, Toronto ON  M3B2R2 | aphasia@aphasia.ca | 416-226-3636 | 416-226-3706

Residents Rights Pocket Booklet

This resident inspired creation is a popular method for residents to keep the Residents Bill of Rights in a convenient place for reference.  The booklet can be downloaded and assembled free of charge, using the instructions below.  We remember

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!

Audio/Visual versions of the Residents’ Bill of Rights
Audio/visual and audio only versions of the Residents’ Bill of Rights (LTCHA 2007) are available and can be accessed here:


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