Resource Audience Type: Leaders & Managers

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

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 was presented in partnership with the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC).Ontario Association of Residents' Councils logo- black and blue

By watching 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.

Palliative Care Toolkit for Indigenous Communities

About the Toolkit

The Palliative Care Toolkit for Indigenous Communities was created by Cancer Care Ontario in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities.  It includes:

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis definitions of palliative care
  • Personal stories and other resources to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis families and communities develop capacity in palliative care, and cope with grief and loss
  • Information to support decision-making and planning for Indigenous people living with advanced cancer
  • Information to help care partners care for community members living with advanced cancer

This program has been identified as a resource that supports Indigenous culture in long-term care by the Ontario Caring Advisory Circle.

Impact Stories

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These stories illustrate real-life accounts of the positive impact of experiential learning student placements in long-term care homes.

Supporting the Mobility of Residents Living in Long-Term Care

senior woman with walker and female student assisting mobility

This training video will show to new team members, students or volunteers new to long-term care or retirement homes how to support a resident to stand from a chair and walk (with and without a walker), assist a resident to sit down from a standing position, and assist a resident using a wheelchair.

The information in this video is meant to be a general overview. Team members must follow the long-term care or retirement home’s policy about if or how they can support residents living with mobility issues. Check with your main contact at your LTC home if you have any questions.


How to Support Residents Living with Dementia

This training video is designed for those new to long-term care or retirement homes to learn about dementia and how they can support residents.

The information in this video is meant to be a general overview. Team members and volunteers must follow the long-term care or retirement home’s policy about if or how they can support residents living with dementia. Check with your main contact at your LTC home should you have any questions.