Understand Your Vital Role as a Steward of Long-Term Care

In this era of transformation and heightened accountability, it is critical that governing bodies understand their legislative obligations, have the information they need for strategic decision making, and have the capacity to shape and drive the vision for the organization.


  • Duties of Directors

    Learn about your core functions as a board member, gain an understanding of your fiduciary responsibilities, and get an introduction to collaborative decision-making, risk management, funding models and media relations.

  • Legal Framework

    Learn about the changing laws that govern long-term care in Ontario, how organizations are set up under those laws, and the roles and responsibilities of people engaged in directing, overseeing and delivering care.

  • Complaince and Risk Management

    Boards and committees of management have unique and vital roles as stewards in long-term care. Learn about reporting indicators for governing bodies, risk management and oversight responsibilities.

Introducing On-Demand Board Training

Watch a free, 30-minute webinar that summarizes the program and answer all your questions!

Course Curriculum

This course includes eight hours of on-demand learning and two one-hour live webinars.

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • An Introduction to the LTC Environment

  3. 3
    • Duties and Responsibilities of Board Governors (1 hour)

    • Duties and Responsibilities Module Feedback

    • LTC Legislation and Regulations (1 hour 10 mins)

    • LTC Legislation and Regulations Module Feedback

    • Board and Senior Leadership Working Together (40 min)

    • Board and Senior Leadership Working Together Module Feedback

  4. 4
    • LTC Financial Literacy 101 (40 min)

    • LTC Financial Literacy 101 Module Feedback

    • LTC Financial Literacy 201 (35 min)

    • LTC Financial Literacy 201 Module Feedback

    • LTC Funding and Capital Development Updates (Nov. 7, 2023)

  5. 5
    • Long-Term Care Quality Management (40 min)

    • Long-Term Care Quality Management Module Feedback

  6. 6
    • Overview of LTC Homes Compliance Program (1 hour 10 min)

    • Overview of LTC Homes Compliance Program Module Feedback

    • Risk, Negligence, and Claims Management in LTC - Part 1 (1 hour)

    • Risk, Negligence, and Claims Management in LTC - Part 1 Module Feedback

    • Risk, Negligence, and Claims Management in LTC - Part 2 (1 hour)

    • Risk, Negligence, and Claims Management in LTC - Part 2 Module Feedback

  7. 7
    • General and Crisis Communications (1 hour)

    • General and Crisis Communications Module Feedback

  8. 8
    • Residents' Councils

    • Residents' Councils Module Feedback

  9. 9
    • Coffee House: Funding and Capital Development Updates - Tues. Nov. 7 at 10:30am EST

    • Recording of Sept. 19 Coffee House: Legislation, Regulation and Compliance Updates

  10. 10
    • Final Course Survey


Pay once and unlock the entire course for one full year. There is no cap on the number of board members who can attend! See the FAQ for more details.

  • $3,500.00

    AdvantAge Ontario Member Price



Debra Cooper-Burger

Healthcare and Not-For-Profit Consultant, Cooper Burger Consulting

Debra Cooper Burger is a health care leader with proven success in health care delivery, development of integrated health care programs and operations responsive to community needs. She has extensive experience in health care operations including acute care, long term care and community-based programs.

John Risk

Lawyer, John Risk Law

John has held a variety of roles over his 25 years of experience in health care and regulation. He was the Executive Director of the Joint Policy Planning Committee, a partnership between the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Hospital Association. He also spent 5 years as General Counsel and Director of Enforcement with an Ontario Regulator. Before starting his own firm, John was the leader of the Regulated Professions and Industries group at a Bay Street law firm in Toronto.

Karima Kanani

Partner, Miller Thompson LLP

Karima Kanani is one of her firm’s top health industry specialists, and her practice is dedicated exclusively to the health and social service sector. She serves as corporate counsel and has extensive experience in non-profit governance.

Warren Weeks

Principal, Weeks Media

Warren Weeks sold his first newspaper to his grandmother at the age of five, worked as Wayne Gretzky’s PR handler for a day in 1998, and got 72,000 people to join a campaign to get former NHL coach Pat Burns into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Over the past 24 years, Warren has become a trusted media advisor to many of the most prominent organizations in Canada. He’s helped thousands of executives improve the quality and predictability of their media coverage.

William Willard

Vice President of Operations and CFO, Deep River

William Willard is the Vice-President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer at the Deep River and District Hospital, the North Renfrew Family Health Team, and the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home, which are located on a single campus of care in Deep River, Ontario. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant who focuses on driving innovation and organizational performance through major infrastructure and capital projects across healthcare settings, including long-term, primary and acute care.

Lisa Levin

CEO, AdvantAge Ontario

Lisa Levin is the CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, an association of Ontario’s non-profit organizations serving seniors. Before joining AdvantAge, Lisa was the Director of Nursing and Health Policy with the Registered Nurses ‘Association of Ontario (RNAO). From 2011 to 2016, Lisa was the Chair of the Ontario Caregiver Coalition (OCC) that advocates for family caregivers across the province. In 2012, Lisa received a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for her work leading the OCC.

Eric Hanna

Interim President and CEO, Campbellford Memorial Hospital

Eric Hanna is the interim President and CEO of Campbellford Memorial Hospital, a multi-sector health service provider in the development phase of a 95 acre campus of care inclusive of a partnership with approved new and expanded long-term care facility.  As a visionary leader Eric has engaged the staff and board of directors in evidenced based leadership in pursuit of “creating a healthy community." 

Mary Nestor

Principal, MKN Consulting

Mary has over 35 years’ experience in the field of seniors’ care and services in both government and the private sector. She has held executive and senior leadership positions with varied portfolios focused on seniors’ care and services involving long-term care home regulatory oversight (compliance and enforcement), strategic and operational policy development, project management, privacy, corporate and crisis communications, and government relations.

Jennifer Cornell

Director of Long Term Care, Corporation of the County of Grey

Jennifer is responsible for three long-term care communities: Lee Manor in Owen Sound, Grey Gables in Markdale, and Rockwood Terrace in Durham. She is a respected long term care and health system leader with over twenty years of progressively senior leadership roles. Jennifer is a transformational leader focused on quality care and service initiatives, team development and growth.

Michael Fraleigh

Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of health law.  He has significant expertise in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care practitioners in regulatory matters including complaints, discipline, quality assurance, fitness to practice and registration issues.  He has also represented numerous physicians in hospital privilege disputes as well as in medical malpractice actions. 

Jared Schwartz

Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Jared routinely counsels regulated healthcare professionals on a wide range of regulatory matters, including investigations, complaints, discipline proceedings, capacity inquiries, and registration. He is a trusted advisor to healthcare practitioners, organizations, and entrepreneurs on all aspects of their statutory, regulatory, and professional rights and obligations including ongoing compliance.


"I am new to the board, so the terminology — especially acronyms and background — was very helpful."

2021 Participant

"Very important information. As the chair of the administration board ... I feel more prepared to fulfill my role."

2022 Participant

"The most valuable aspects of the session were the discussion and comments on the current LTC environment, and comments on the current and future legislative framework."

2021 Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

We're happy to answer your questions! Please contact Loretta Zita at [email protected] with any questions that are not answered below.

  • How do I unlock the course for my entire team?

    Our LTC Board Governance and Leadership course is different from other courses on our Learning Hub. The course subscription belongs to the organization, not to the individual student. After you purchase the course for your organization, we will provide you with a unique code. Your board and team members will create an account on our Learning Hub, enter the code, and access the course at no cost. You can share the code with an unlimited number of people in your organization.

  • How many people can enrol in the course?

    The one-year course subscription belongs to the organization, not to individual students. Organizations can enrol as many board and team members as they wish. There is no cap.

  • How long will we have access to the course?

    The course subscription belongs to the organization and extends for 365 days from the Start Date. We will work with you to determine your Start Date. Individual students (i.e. new board members) can join at any time, and watch the on-demand modules in any order, at any time. All students registered under your organization's subscription will lose access to the course 365 days from the Start Date, regardless of when they started or whether they have completed the course.

  • Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?

    Yes. Students who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be downloaded, printed and shared on social media.

  • I am not an AdvantAge Ontario member. Can I take the course?

    The LTC Board Governance and Leadership course is only open to AdvantAge Ontario members. Please visit advantageontario.ca for more details about becoming a member!