Research and Publications

Several organizations publish reports on long-term care in Canada and around the world which inform public policy and CALTC’s own evidence-based positions.


Statistics and Data

Statistics Canada

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Survey 2020



Long-Term Care Bed Statistics, 2021



Health Human Resources

Healthcare Excellence Canada

Promising Practices for Supporting Long-Term Care Provider Resilience


Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Labour Shortages, Working Conditions and the Care Economy


Standing Committee on Health

Addressing Canada’s Health Workforce Crisis



International Reports

The Global Ageing Network

Call to Governments: Ageing and Long-Term Care



Who Cares? Attracting and Retaining Elderly Care Workers



Resident Care

Alzheimer’s Society

Landmark Study Report: Navigating the Path Forward for Dementia in Canada


National Standards

Health Standards Organization

Long-term care services standard


CSA Group

Long-term care home operations and infection prevention and control

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Our Policy and Advocacy Committees


CALTC has three standing committees which help develop CALTC’s policy positions and advocacy priorities.


Policy and Knowledge Translation Committee


The Policy and Knowledge Translation Committee is the main policy development branch of CALTC. The Committee is responsible for identifying current, emerging or anticipated policy issues affecting long-term care homes and residents. The Committee identifies policy priorities and supports the development of CALTC’s position positions. The Committee also works to develop and share best practice among members covering both the clinical and operational aspects of long-term care homes.


Communications, Engagement and Public Affairs Committee


The Communications, Engagement and Public Affairs Committee oversees and advises on all CALTC’s communications and advocacy activities. The Committee is responsible for supporting the development and approval of CALTC’s communications and government relations strategies, ensuring they align with CALTC’s overarching strategic priorities. The Committee is also responsible for identifying opportunities to raise the profile of the long-term care sector and raise awareness of the challenges facing long-term care homes across Canada.


The Long-Term Care Medical Directors and Clinician Advisory Committee


The Medical Directors and Clinician Advisory Committee works with the CALTC CEO to support CALTC’s policy development and advocacy efforts, including through advice to the Policy and Knowledge Translation Committee and the Engagement, Communications and Public Affairs Committee. The Committee seeks opportunities for collaboration with stakeholder partners and related clinical organizations, and identifying priorities and challenges from a clinical perspective. The Committee focuses on developing the role of Medical Directors, Attending Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Pharmacists working in long-term care.

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