Expert Guidance for Creating a Quality Improvement Committee in Your Home

Ontario's new Fixing Long-Term Care Act requires that all homes develop a continuous, interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Committee that includes both residents and families. In this short course you'll get an in-depth look into what the new law requires, along with tools and strategies to make your Quality Improvement Committee a success.
  • Navigating the Basics

    Understand the composition, objectives and responsibilities of the Quality Improvement Committee, and get strategies for integrating it into your existing committee structure.

  • What's Mandatory?

    Get a high-level overview of what is mandatory under the new Ontario regulations and what areas allow for flexibility, including selection process and accountability structures.

  • Get Real-World Examples

    Hear from leaders at two Ontario long-term care homes who have implemented a Quality Improvement Committee, and review sample terms of reference to get yours started today!

Course Curriculum

This course was originally delivered as a live webinar in September 2022 and contains an estimated 90 minutes of education.

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    • Creating and Integrating a Continuous Quality Improvement Committee


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Hannah Bontogon

Hannah Bontogon is the Quality and Education Coordinator at Belmont House, a charitable, non-profit home with 140 long-term care beds, and 81 Retirement apartments. Hannah’s role includes quality improvement, risk management, student placements and the staff education and training program. In her work she uses adult education, experiential learning and is committed to anti-racism, anti oppression, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Mary Boutette

Mary Boutette joined Perley Health in 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer. Previously Mary was the Director of Service Excellence and Director of Quality and Patient Experience at The Ottawa Hospital. Mary holds a Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Science Honours, Life Sciences, from Queens University. She completed the IDEAS Advanced Training Program in Quality Improvement in 2014 as part of the first cohort.