The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) strengthen quality of care and living for residents across the province. In support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario CLRI is mandated to build capacity through education, research and knowledge mobilization to improve the health and well-being of people who live and work in long-term care.

Who we are:

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Government of Ontario and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. The collective expertise, resources and partnerships of the host organizations help advance the Program’s provincially-mandated goals.

What we do:

As a program of teaching nursing homes, the Ontario CLRI helps the province’s 600+ long-term care homes to improve the quality of life and care for residents. The Program partners with others in LTC to train the workforce, support research, and share innovations and resources to provide solutions for priority issues, including an aging population, care complexity, and workforce excellence.


The Ontario CLRI develops, delivers and evaluates educational resources and programs to enhance the current and future long-term care (LTC) workforce. We build on partnerships with colleges and universities to provide in-person, blended and virtual training for interprofessional teams, as well as student placements and internships.

Research and Innovation

The Ontario CLRI drives applied research and innovation to develop leading practices. We partner with homes, colleges and universities to support research that designs and tests innovative approaches to enhancing quality in long-term care (LTC).

Knowledge Mobilization

The Ontario CLRI connects and partners with people to share innovations and evidence in long-term care (LTC). The goal is to support the sector in using the collective knowledge, resources and leading practices in LTC.

Visit the Ontario CLRI website to learn more about their activities and available resources.