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.l

  • Reporting 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.

Course Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcomes and Introductions

  2. 2
    • Role of Governors (Municipal and NFP)

    • LTC Funding Model and Future Directions

    • Current Long-Term Care Environment

  3. 3
    • Legal Framework: Roles and Responsibilities of LTC Directors

    • Media Relations

    • Ontario Health Teams: Collaborative Decision Making

  4. 4
  5. 5
    • LTC Regulations Update - May 2022


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Debra Cooper-Burger

Healthcare Consultant

Lisa Levin

CEO, AdvantAge Ontario

Julie Horne

CFO and Privacy Officer, Unionville Home Society

Jeffrey Murray

Cappellacci DaRoza LLP

Warren Weeks

Principal, Weeks Media

Karima Kanani

Partner, Miller Thompson LLP

Jane Sinclair

General Manager, Health & Emergency Services at County of Simcoe

Eric Hanna

Healthcare Consultant

Lori Borovoy

Senior Healthcare Risk Management Specialist, HIROC

John Risk

John Risk Law

John has held a variety of roles over his 25 years of experience in health care and regulation. Most of his career has been in private practice, but John has also held senior roles in government and in-house. 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 in an executive role 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.


"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.”

2021 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