Canada to Celebrate First National Long-Term Care Day Recognizing the Vital Role of Long-Term Care Homes and The Contributions of Caregivers Nationwide

A significant moment for the sector, the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) encourages Canadians to express their gratitude to their local health care professionals who have dedicated their careers to supporting long-term care residents.

June 13, 2024 (Ottawa) – The Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) is thrilled to recognize today as the inaugural National Long-Term Care Day in Canada. The significance of this day marks a collective moment of recognition of the dedication of individuals within the long-term care community, including volunteers, staff and families who provide essential support and care to thousands of people living in long-term care homes throughout Canada. It is estimated Canada will require 454,000 long-term care beds by 2035 and that 50% of people over the age of 65 living in Canada will require some kind of long-term care in their lifetime.1

National Long-Term Care Day offers a chance to express gratitude and appreciation, emphasizing the role the long-term care community plays in enriching the lives of many. With support from MPs in the House of Commons today, in particular by MP Marie-France Lalonde, CALTC aims to foster greater awareness and appreciation for the crucial work of caregivers, while also advocating for the continued improvement and advancement of long- term care services across the country.

“I am immensely proud to celebrate the first National Long-Term Care Day in Canada. This is a momentous achievement and stands as a testament to the collective contributions and accomplishments of the long-term care community. Above all, it’s a time to celebrate the residents and recognize the hardworking staff who make a difference in ensuring a comfortable home for so many people living across our country,” said Jodi Hall, CEO of the Canadian Association for Long Term Care.

Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion by sharing gratitude on social media using the hashtag #NationalLTCDay and downloading and sharing our assets here.

About the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care

The Canadian Association for Long Term Care is committed to ensuring resident-centred care services are delivered to Canadians across the country when they can no longer live at home. CALTC is the leading voice for long-term care in Canada and our vision is a health system in which quality, safe and comfortable long-term care is available to all. We invite you to learn more at

Taryn Bratz

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