Resource Topic: Education

Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC)

Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP-LTC)

The Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) provides Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes with funding, online education and resources to equip them with the necessary tools to support successful clinical placements and build capacity for student mentorship. The PREP LTC initiative helps LTC homes build or expand student placement programs, provide online education for preceptors and students and develop resources to support positive placements for personal support worker (PSW) and nursing (PN, BScN) students as well as internationally educated nurses (IEN) in Ontario.

By enrolling in the Preceptor Resource and Education Program in Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) initiative, long-term care (LTC) homes will have access to:

  • Support from our engagement team to help your home.
  • Assessment of your needs and barriers.
  • Support with placement coordination.
  • Connections with post-secondary schools.
  • Tools, resources and templates.
  • Preceptor education.
  • Funding to backfill preceptor time or as honoraria for preceptors.


Taking the Lead Alongside Residents: Application Form

Welcome to the Taking the Lead Alongside Residents application form!

There are limited spaces available. To get your preferred dates, apply promptly.

Thank you for your interest in our training program!

By participating in this training, each learner will:


Here’s what we’ve heard from leaders who had nurses attend Taking the Lead Alongside Residents:

Supporting Residents’ Mental Health and Wellness in Long-Term Care eLearning Course

Everyone working, volunteering, or visiting long-term care homes plays a significant role in ensuring residents feel at home, are treated with kindness and respect, and receive the necessary support and services for their health and well-being.

In the Supporting Residents’ Mental Health and Wellness in Long-Term Care eLearning Course, team members will learn how to support the mental health of all residents, using scenario-based, interactive learning. Team members will also learn how to recognize indicators of mental illnesses or conditions that are common among older adults, as well as understand how to use person-centred language when talking about mental health and mental illnesses.

This course was co-designed with a registered social worker, social service workers, and team members working in long-term care.

The Orientation eLearning Series, developed by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA, provides education for new long-term care team members during their orientation, and for existing team members during their annual training. These scenario-based and interactive eLearning courses ensure that learners have the knowledge and skills needed to assist the people they support. They were developed using evidence-based best practices and adult education principles, in collaboration with subject matter experts and LTC leaders.

This interactive eLearning course aligns with the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, and is available at no cost!

Take our eLearning Course


This eLearning course, part of the Orientation course series, was developed by the Ontario CLRI at RIA in 2023 with the generous support of Schlegel Villages. We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course including:

  • Sarah Allan, RSSW, Recreation Program Manager, Lakeland Long Term Care
  • Augustin James, Director of Clinical Services, Schlegel Villages
  • Melanie James, Director of Recreation & Support Services, Schlegel Villages
  • Elizabeth McCaughan, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Trinity Village Care Centre, Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Tamara Noll, SSW, BHSc, Resident and Family Experience Coordinator, Creedan Valley Care Community, Sienna Senior Living

Aim, Align, Achieve Quality Palliative Care

Aim, Align, Achieve Palliative Care Graphic

Enrollment for the Aim, Align, Achieve training program is closed.

This is an introductory program on quality improvement and change management for the Ontario long-term care setting. An interactive program that focuses on implementation of a palliative approach to care, this class is for palliative care committees; physicians; quality improvement coordinators; best practice advocates; and everyone who wants to work on a person-centered approach to care that honors the humanity of residents, team members and families.

Interprofessional Internship in Innovation & Aging in Long-Term Care

Celebrating 10 years of student partnerships and geriatric learning excellence!

Join us in our newly redesigned virtual hybrid Interprofessional Internship! Engage with your peers in facilitated sessions, project work and an online game! All Ontario healthcare professions students are welcome to apply for this paid internship.

Interns have the opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to the long-term care sector;
  • Enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes in aging and leading clinical gerontological practice;
  • Apply clinical knowledge and skills in simulated care scenarios;
  • Rehearse interprofessional geriatric practice competencies;
  • Analyze current practice challenges;
  • Develop and apply design-thinking skills in the creation of a sustainable, practice innovation;
  • Exercise professionalism and goal orientation.


These objectives are supported through facilitated discussions with Baycrest leaders and experiential partners; collaborative, capstone innovation project; reflective learning exercises; hybrid-simulation care scenarios; and game-based learning.

Open to students and recent graduates of post-secondary healthcare profession programs, including: nursing, practical nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, food and nutrition, therapeutic recreation, optometry, dentistry, speech language pathology, audiology, health sciences, and health studies. This exciting opportunity enables interns to explore a future in older adult health care, network with future and current healthcare providers, and shape their current practice.

“This internship is an amazing opportunity for students to gain professional skills and knowledge that is applicable to any setting in health care. I hope to use these skills to be a health advocate for the geriatric population in my future career!” – Internship alumnus


Hear graduates from our 2022 virtual program share their experiences and most valuable takeaways from the Internship in the video above.

All-In Palliative Care Application Form

Welcome to the All-In Palliative Care: The Team Approach to LTC application form!

Application deadline: December 22, 2023 (11:59 PM ET).

Thank you for your interest in our training program!

Before completing this form, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Your LTC home is located in Ontario and is apart of the Collaborative Project to Sustain a Palliative Approach to Care in LTC
  • You are your LTC home’s Administrator or you are filling out this form on behalf of your Administrator
  • We will ask you for names and emails of your learners to register, however before the day of the training, you can swap out your learners as needed
  • Participating homes will receive wage support of $300/learner