About CLRI

The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) build capacity through innovation and collaboration in education, research, and knowledge mobilization. The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is hosted by Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère Research Institute, and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

The Ontario CLRI develops, delivers and evaluates educational resources and programs to engage the current and future LTC workforce. Our education includes clinical and student placements, in-person, blended and virtual training, and partnerships with colleges and universities. Our education programs have attracted more than 12,000 students, interprofessional team members, and leadership in long-term care since 2012.

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The Ontario CLRI catalyzes applied research and innovation to develop evidence-informed practices and enhance quality in long-term care. In partnership with colleges and universities, we conduct and support research that designs and tests innovative approaches that enhance care in long-term care. Since 2012, we have supported more than 50 clinical and education grants.

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The Ontario CLRI connects people to spread and scale ideas, innovations and evidence to enhance quality in long-term care. We engage with long-term care homes and stakeholders to identify, leverage and broadly disseminate our collective knowledge and the implementation of new practices. Since 2012, we have delivered more than 400 presentations and have been active contributors to a range of regional and provincial fora.

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Who We Are

The Ontario CLRI is a provincial program created to enhance quality in long-term care (LTC). Our resources aim to address the pressing issues in Ontario long-term care, including an aging population, medical complexity in resident care, and workforce recruitment and capacity building. We are a provincially funded program of teaching nursing homes. We began as individual centres within three host organizations and have evolved into an integrated program. We leverage the collective expertise and resources of our host organizations to advance our goals.

What We Do

The program’s goal is to support long-term care homes to improve the quality of life and care for residents through building capacity and promoting innovative best practices. The Ontario CLRI works with stakeholders to support research, develop innovative education, and share resources with LTC homes. We engage with people invested in the LTC sector.

Learn More about the CLRI Host Organizations

Baycrest Health Sciences
Bruyère Research Institute
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging