Capital Projects for Long-Term Care and Seniors' Housing

From planning and budgeting to design standards and construction models, this series offers a comprehensive introduction to the entire capital project development process — all focused exclusively on the long-term care and seniors' housing sector.
Building Success: Planning and Managing LTC Capital Developments

From Big Idea to Ribbon-Cutting

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from Ontario's leading capital project experts

  • Strong Foundations

    In this three-part series, you'll learn how to develop a project management framework, identify critical resources, estimate costs and select an effective construction delivery method.

  • Provincial Standards

    Get a comprehensive introduction to construction design standards and provincial government requirements from capital project experts, architects and long-term care leaders.

  • Financing a Capital Project

    Discover how you can pay for your capital project through fundraising, structured debt and Infrastructure Ontario's low-cost financing and not-for-profit loan guarantee programs.

Course Curriculum

This course was originally delivered as a live webinar series in June 2022, and contains an estimated nine hours of online education.

  1. 1
    • Project Planning: Experience from the Field

    • Budgeting and Scheduling: Experience from the Field

    • Managing Your Capital Development Project

  2. 2
    • Interpreting MLTC Design Standards

    • Choosing the Right Construction Delivery Model

    • How to Navigate a Capital Redevelopment

  3. 3
    • Understand Your Financing Options

    • Infrastructure Ontario Lending & Loan Guarantee Program

    • Fundraising: Experience from the Field


"I found these webinars to be very practical and relevant to our day-to-day work. The session leads certainly presented some theory, but the primary focus was on pragmatic actions and ideas, which are so much more valuable than textbook theory."

2022 Participant

"All aspects of this series were relevant for our organization. Very timely for us."

2022 Participant

"An excellent series."

2021 Participant


Alison Wesley-James

Senior Planner, Resource Planning Group

Alison has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. Her project experience ranges from strategic planning to functional programming, feasibility studies, business cases and capital project implementation. Her knowledge includes both clinical services and support services; in LTC, community health and community and tertiary care hospitals. She has worked effectively with Board members, senior managers and clinical leaders as well as client advocacy groups and agency volunteers, all of whom had a vested interest in the outcome of projects. Alison’s understanding of operations and her experience as a healthcare leader, benefit clients who need to assess options for improvement, and navigate the road from current state to future state.

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.

John Goldrick

Director, Turner & Townsend

With over 20 years of experience in the Construction industry, John leads the Lender Services business unit in Canada, and is the sector lead for health with a specific focus on long-term care.  John has a wealth of experience working with developers, end users and financial institutions both in Canada and in the UK.  He has provided cost management advice to lenders and developers specifically focused on the funding of capital projects across multiple asset classes.

Riaz Shaikh

Project Director, LTC Capital Redevelopment, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care

Riaz Shaikh is an Architect who has 25 years of combined industry experience in design and construction of institutional, commercial and industrial projects, along with public sector strategic and operational building and environmental service responsibilities. Riaz is responsible for the division's Capital Renewal Plan, including the Major Capital redevelopment and minor capital projects across the 10 City-operated long-term care homes. He managed the redevelopment of Kipling Acres, a 337-bed home, a LEED Silver project.

Gerry Pilon

President, Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.

Gerry Pilon is an innovative leader in the health care, long-term care and senior living spaces. He is an award-winning architect who has spent his career dedicated to creating innovative and meaningful spaces. Gerry is a hands-on leader known for managing large complex projects while providing consistent and reliable services to his clients. Through a long and successful career, Gerry has maintained a philosophy of sound innovation balanced by technical excellence. This has earned him a reputation for quality design, integrated project team collaboration, sustainable design implementation and overall successful project delivery.

Peter Armstrong

Vice President, Construction Solutions, Colliers Project Leaders

Peter is a vice president at Colliers Project Leaders and specializes in developing and implementing innovative construction solutions for our clients across Canada. He brings significant experience in engineering and construction, having designed or managed the construction of many prestigious projects in Canada, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia over the past 15 years. Originally a structural engineer, Peter uses his systematic problem-solving approach to successfully transform complex architectural visions into reality while always ensuring that the pillars of quality, safety and integrity are never compromised. He is also experienced in using Lean methodologies to greatly improve efficiency and productivity during design and construction stages, helping to maximize value for our clients.

Dick Bayer

Vice President for Lean and IPD, Colliers Project Leaders

Dick has dedicated his career to solving difficult and intractable problems and delivering claims free projects. He is a licensed attorney, having practiced construction law in Colorado, California, and Idaho for the past 41 years. He has mediated over 300 construction, business, land-use, environmental and other cases in the last 12 years. He has served on the boards of the Lean Construction Institute, the National Conflict Resolution Center, the California Independent Petroleum Association, ADR-San Diego and the California Dispute Resolution Council, the non-profit advocate for all ADR providers in California.

Jeff Renaud

Administrator, Ritz-Lutheran Villa

Jeff Renaud is a passionately committed health care leader, project manager and system disruptor with a proven track record of inspiring multiple stakeholders in the seniors health care sector. Over the course of his career, he has been able to help organizations successfully restructure operations, achieve strategic objectives, and develop their campuses. He has many years of experience in capital redevelopment projects, strategic planning and leadership, financial restructuring, process and quality improvement. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in gerontology and is a Certified Health Executive and member in good standing of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Andrew Rodrigues

Seniors and LTC Advisor, Colliers Project Leaders

Since joining Colliers Project Leaders in 2017, Andrew has worked on numerous long-term care redevelopment projects including Bruyère Comples & Continuing Care and the Prescott-Russell Residence. He has a passion for healthcare which he combines with is engineering knowledge, project management and advisory services expertise to deliver LTC mandates.

Carolyn Clubine

Lean Consultant, Clubine Consulting

Carolyn Clubine specializes in providing business process support for healthcare organizations. She assists clients in reaching their full potential in delivering their services(s) to their constituents. Her current activities include work with long-term care management teams, and their governors, utilizing her depth of expertise in both LTC operations and capital development. She has designed operational models for both redeveloping and new LTC operators, evaluating both local environments and economy factors, advising on both quantitative and qualitative elements to assis with management and board decisions.

Amy Porteous

CEO, Maxville Manor

Amy has over eighteen years of experience working with senior leadership positions in the Ottawa area at both Bruyère and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Her experience includes leading various strategic planning exercises, operational oversight for residential programs and family medicine, operationalization of the Bruyère Village, quality and risk, communications and public affairs and the development of various proposals for new programs or services. She has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Commerce and holds a LTC Administrator certification from AdvantAge Ontario.

Matt Galvin

Partner and Architect, G Architects

Matt is a licensed architect and co-founder of G Architects. His focus and specialty is designing sensitive, inclusive buildings for seniors, specifically long-term care homes. At G Architects, he is overseeing the design of over 2,000 LTC beds in Ontario at various stages of approval and construction. Matt has emerged as a thought leader in Ontario long-term care design, with a deep appreciation and understanding of the challenges faced by operators who are redeveloping their homes. Recently, Matt was the lead designer for the innovative Lakeridge Health rapid-build long-term care home in Ajax, Ontario, which is nearing completion.

Sue Graham-Nutter

CEO, The Rekai Centres

Sue is the CEO of the Rekai Centres, a non-profit, charitable corporation that has two long-term care homes located in downtown Toronto providing care to 276 residents. In addition, Sue is leading the Rekai Centres in building a new LTC home, The Rekai Centre at Cherry Place, which will be located on the Waterfront lands at Front and Cherry streets. Once open, the home will have 348 residents and include many innovations to support aging in place. She has an Honours BA in Public Administration from the University of Toronto and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Financing from Harvard University.

Christine Heldson Tekker

Senior Vice President of Lender, Infrastructure, Ontario

Christine Helsdon Tekker has more than 20 years of capital markets experience in corporate banking, syndications, portfolio management and credit risk. She is MBA faculty at York University's Schulich School of Business and has been active in Diversity and Inclusion workplace initiatives for many years. Christine holds an MBA and LLM.

Steven Pinnock

Major Gifts Officer, Foyer Richelieu

Steven has been leading successful fundraising campaigns for more than 20 years, working primarily with organizations that help to empower society’s most vulnerable citizens. He worked for an international fundraising firm in the United States before launching his own fundraising consulting company. Steven has worked for many different health care clients, including hospitals, long-term care homes and hospices. Steven also ran a national charity that helped adults and children with special needs. Much of Steven’s success is due to his entrepreneurial approach in managing an organization. He is a persuasive leader with a hands-on management style. His strengths are his strong presentation skills, persuasiveness, and ability to connect with people.

Sean Keays

CEO, Foyer Richelieu Welland

Sean Keays has been the CEO of Foyer Richelieu Welland since 2010, and has been successful in securing 66 additional long-term care licences for the Foyer Richelieu Welland and 10 hospice licences in partnership with Hospice Niagara. He also secured an additional 256 LTC licences for Foyer Richelieu Toronto. Along with his team, Sean has fundraised over $10 million and received an additional $5 million in federal grants for the expansion project in Welland. Sean is well known and respected within the Canadian Association on Gerontology, credited with helping to lay the groundwork for a period of ever-increasing engagement and growth. He holds both undergraduate and masters degrees in gerontology, with a concentration in built environment.

Michael Dorman

Senior Relationship Manager, Infrastructure Ontario


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