Empowering Residents and Secondary School Students Through Experiential Learning in LTC Homes


Where: Webinar Cost: Free

Partnerships between long-term care (LTC) homes and secondary schools create opportunities to reduce negative perceptions and improve well-being through positive experiences. Experiential Learning in Long-Term Care: A Guidebook for Building Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Long-Term Care Homes guides LTC homes and secondary schools through the process of building partnerships and implementing placement opportunities for students. These opportunities help build capacity within homes, and support a recruitment strategy for the future LTC workforce by generating interest in LTC careers. This webinar is offered by the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC) in collaboration with the Ontario CLRI at the RIA.

By participating in this webinar, you will:
  • Understand the benefits of experiential learning placements in LTC for secondary school students, residents and team members.
  • Learn how to use the guidebook and online resources to build effective partnerships.
  • Leave with practical strategies and resources to start or enhance your experiential learning partnership.


Would you like a copy of the guidebook, Experiential Learning in Long-Term Care: A Guidebook for Building Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Long-Term Care Homes? Complete the survey at the end of the webinar and we will send you one FREE of charge! (Ontario only)

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About the Presenters


Kate Ducak is a Project Officer at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and a gerontologist. She enjoys exchanging ideas and sharing best practices that are research-based and developed in long-term care (LTC) homes about person-centred care and language, engaging students and residents in experiential learning, supporting diversity and Indigenous culture, and culture change to enhance the quality of life of everyone who is part of life in LTC homes.




Emma Bender is a Program Assistant at the RIA as well as a fourth-year student at the University of Waterloo, studying therapeutic recreation and gerontology. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of older adults through knowledge mobilization. Emma’s current work and research interests include engaging youth in careers in long-term care, intergenerational partnerships, evaluating and improving quality of life for people living with dementia, and culture change in long-term care. This work has included authorship of the Experiential Learning in LTC toolkit offered through the Ontario CLRI.

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  • Ontario Association of Residents' Councils (OARC)
    Phone:905-731-3710 or 1-800-532-0201

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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