Biennial Global Ageing Conference

Post-Conference: Ontario Long-Term Care Home Tours

Friday, September 20, 2019

Who should take the tour? Conference delegates, commercial companies, international attendees and sector leaders have a unique opportunity to observe and interact with one of the three featured long-term care homes that offer a fresh perspective into resident care, innovation and education in Ontario homes.

What can delegates expect? Participants will gain an overview of the Ontario seniors’ care system, including key takeaways on senior health, new clinical training programs, innovations in aging, and more!

Participants will have the opportunity to tour one of three progressive homes for either a half day or full day tour. See below to view all three tour locations and descriptions.


Kensington Health Half Day Tour
Downtown Toronto

Kensington Health is one of the most unique, non-profit, health and community care organizations in Canada. Providing a diverse range of services including long-term, hospice and community care, cancer screening, diagnostic imaging, eye exams, eye surgery and eye tissue processing for transplant. Kensington Health is committed to providing their patients, residents, clients and families with the best quality health care experiences.
Participants will take part in half day tour, showcasing many of the diverse and innovative programs.

Click here to view the Kensington Health tour agenda.


Baycrest Health Sciences Full Day Tour
Uptown Toronto

Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.

As an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides an exemplary care experience for aging clients combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience. Through its commercial and consulting arms, Baycrest takes its sought-after expertise, education and innovations to other healthcare organizations and long-term care homes, both in Canada and internationally.

Founded in 1918 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, Baycrest continues to embrace the long-standing tradition of all great Jewish healthcare institutions to improve the wellbeing of people in their local communities and around the globe.

Participants will take part in a full day tour, showcasing residential living, education and innovation programs.

Click here to view the Baycrest Health Sciences tour agenda.


Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging +
The Village of University Gates Long-Term Care Home – Full Day Tour
Waterloo, Ontario

In August of 2015 the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging opened its doors. This is the hub of the multi-site infrastructure. It is designed to enhance care and living for older adults through co-location of research, training and practice. This centre, located on the University of Waterloo’s north-west campus, is specifically designed to encourage co-mingling of seniors, students, educators, and researchers. It is home to 192 long-term care residents. It is also home to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). The RIA partners with University of Waterloo, Conestoga College and 19 Schlegel Villages for research-informed innovation, research transfer to practice, and improved gerontology content in college and university programs. In addition to these core partners, RIA collaborates with other universities, colleges, health centres, and community organizations. Phase II construction is currently underway adding retirement and independent living to create a continuum, as well as three additional floors of learning and research space. The residential components of this project incorporate the signature architectural and design features that Schlegel Villages are known for, as well as programming and staffing models that support resident engagement, active living and quality of life.

Participants will tour and learn about the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, an innovation institute that incubates new ideas through applied research, accelerates their development across the 19 Schlegel Villages, and catalyzes change for everyone through practice development, training, and knowledge mobilization. Participants will meet Schlegel Research Chairs, Schlegel Villages senior team members, and RIA senior team members.

Click here to view the Schlegel tour agenda.



To register for one of the long-term care home tours, click here.



Please contact Michelle Gradini, Ontario Long Term Care Association at 647-256-3497 or at