Learn, Prepare, Succeed

A must-attend webinar for long-term care leaders working in a unionized environment, this session provides an update on key legislation and a practical, step-by-step guide to preparing for a successful collective bargaining engagement with your local union. You’ll get a comprehensive introduction to Bill 124 and hear the inspiring story of one LTC home that found a way to dramatically improve both employee engagement and resident care after 65% of their staff resigned during the first COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Changing Legal Landscape

    Gain a better understanding of the laws that impact collective bargaining in Ontario including the new Bill 124, which limits wage and compensation growth to 1% per year for a three-year period.

  • COVID-19 Premium Payments

    Many long-term care organizations made temporary COVID-19 pay adjustments for both unionized and non-unionized employees. Learn best practices for implementing these types of pay adjustments.

  • Develop Strong Employee Relations

    Hear how one LTC home turned mass-resignation into a big positive by replacing 38 precarious part-time positions with 18 full-time contract positions with benefits. The move triggered a policy grievance but no action has been taken.

Course Curriculum

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    • Strategic Approaches to Collective Bargaining and Employee Relations


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This webinar is part of the four-part webinar series

Moving Forward: LTC Employee Relations in the Wake of COVID-19

Addressing Grievances: The Legal Perspective

Creating a Culture of Inclusivity

Policies and Best Practices for Employee Hiring, Integration and Termination


Robert Bass

President, Bass Associates Professional Corporation

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.

Afaf Zaheer

Director, Human Resources, The Rekai Centres