Ministry provides base funding for Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in LTC

OTTAWA, TORONTO, WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday August 17, 2017) – The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation (CLRI) in Long-Term Care are pleased to announce a new substantial investment from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.  The base funding allocated to CLRI 2.0 will support continued development and spread of innovations to enhance quality of care across the Ontario long-term care sector.

Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère Research Institute and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging will continue to jointly progress the CLRI 2.0 agenda across the province. A provincial advisory group will be established to guide all three Centres. The mandate of CLRI 2.0 will focus heavily on innovation in education, knowledge mobilization, applied research and quality improvement.

“We are delighted that the MOHLTC will continue to support Ontario’s Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in LTC. This commitment will enhance the education and expertise of staff in long-term care and create opportunities for students to develop skills and enthusiasm regarding the care of older adults,” says Dr. David Conn, Vice-President, Education & Director, Centre for Education at Baycrest Health Sciences.

“We are thankful for this investment as it will benefit Ontarians across the province by supporting education, innovation and linking research to practice in long-term care in both official languages,” says Heidi Sveistrup, Interim President and CEO at Bruyère Research Institute.

“With this substantial Ministry investment, research and innovation will be accelerated and shared to benefit long-term care homes across the province,” says Josie d’Avernas, Executive Director at Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research, and Innovation in Long-Term Care

In September 2011, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care established three Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation within the host organizations Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Bruyère Research Institute and Baycrest Health Sciences. The Ontario CLRIs enhance quality of care in the long-term care sector through education, research, innovation, evidence based service delivery and design, and knowledge mobilization. For more information visit www.clri-ltc.ca.

Media Contacts

Jonathan MacIndoe
Baycrest Health Sciences (Toronto)
JMacIndoe@baycrest.org
416-785-2500 x 6579

Chantal Séguin
Bruyère Research Institute (Ottawa)
CSeguin@bruyere.org
613-562-6262 ext. 4024

Hilary Dunn
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (Waterloo)
hadunn@uwaterloo.ca
519-904-0660 ext. 4104