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Workforce Development

The senior living sectors require a competent, capable, and well-trained workforce that is able to ensure quality of life and care for older adults everywhere. The programs and resources developed by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) equip leaders in long-term care and reitrement settings attract and retain quality team members. Through evidence-informed training tools and education opportunities, the RIA fosters a culture of learning in senior living settings to ensure jobs are rewarding, contributing to employee retention.

At the RIA, we focus on engaging young people early and encourage them to explore career opportunities in senior living settings.

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Resources

Workforce Development Programs and Resources

Secondary School Engagement

Events, career videos, and resources designed to engage secondary school and college educators and students to explore careers in long-term care and other older adult settings.

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Workplace Mental Health in Long-Term Care

This program provides free training and coaching support to help long-term care homes across Ontario adopt the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

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Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care

The Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) initiative helps long-term care homes build or expand student placement programs, provide online education for preceptors and students and develop resources to support positive placements for personal support workers and nursing students.

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PSW Education Fund

Funding for specific education programs designed for personal support workers and other frontline team members to build practical skills in person-centred care, mental health, dementia care, and more.

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Living Classroom

An experiential and inter-professional learning program that brings post-secondary students (personal support workers, practical nurses and others) into long-term care settings to improve gerontology curriculum, instill greater confidence to work with older adults, and promote long-term care as a career path.

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Looking for more information on Ontario CLRI? Check out their news and events page.

Ontario CLRI Events

Meet our Workforce Development Expert

Esther Russell

Esther Russell

Project Manager, Ontario CLRI

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