TORONTO — The government of Ontario is opening a new call for applications to develop long-term care homes, as part of its historic investment in long-term care development to deliver 30,000 net new beds over ten years. With $2.68 billion in funding, more than 20,000 new beds are now in the development pipeline, bringing Ontario more than 60 per cent of the way to reaching its 30,000-bed goal.
“Our government is fixing Ontario’s long-term care system and building more modern, safe, comfortable long-term homes for our seniors is a key part of that plan,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care. “We need to build new homes and upgrade older ones so our seniors have a place where they can live in comfort and with dignity.”
The government is inviting everyone interested in building and redeveloping long-term care homes to apply, including existing non-profit, for-profit, and municipal long-term care operators, as well as organizations new to the long-term care sector. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible, as they will be evaluated in the order in which they are received. Successful applicants will be announced in early 2022. More information is available at ontario.ca/developingltc.
The government of Ontario is committed to fixing long-term care and building more beds to reduce waitlists, ease hospital capacity pressures, and ensure every resident can experience the best possible quality of life, supported by safe, high-quality care.