Education & Training

  • Culture Change Guidebook and Coaching Services – Working Together to Put LIVING First shares the story of how one long-term care and retirement living organization (Schlegel Villages) partnered with a research team at the RIA to embark on a unique culture change journey.  Coaching services customized to support your organization are also available.
  • Excellence in Resident Centred Care (ERCC) – This professional development course is ideal for anyone working in the senior living sector to enhance their skills and knowledge using a resident-centred approach.
  • Leadership Program for Long Term Care and Retirement Living – This continuing education program focuses on essential leadership capabilities that are in demand for today’s leaders in the senior living sector.
  • Living Classroom Implementation Guide – This guide provides information and tools for long-term care homes and post-secondary educators (e.g., community colleges)  who have an interest in collaborating to create shared learning environments for personal support worker education and development.
  • LIVING the Dementia Journey – This research-based philosophy and training program focuses on supporting the well-being of persons living with dementia across the continuum of care.  It builds on the culture change movement, and emphasizes living life to the fullest from the perspective of people living with dementia and their partners in care.
  • Memory and Aging Program – Education and workshop series delivered in weekly one-hour sessions at the Villages of Winston Park (Kitchener), Riverside Glen (Guelph), Humber Heights (Etobicoke), and Taunton Mills (Whitby).
  • Move More – This program was developed to target sedentary behaviour and promote physical activity of any kind. By shifting the way people think about and approach physical activity will make it more achievable for older adults and others with mobility challenges.