Long-term Care Home Assistant

Please note:

Intake to this program has been paused as of December 2022.

In partnership with Employment Ontario partners throughout Ontario, training through the Long-term Care Home Assistant program prepares students for entry-level work in a long-term care (LTC) home. Understanding the value of person-centered care in LTC homes as well as the skills needed for Infection, Prevention and Control (IPAC), food service, protective equipment, housekeeping, and laundry are key learning outcomes to ensure students are confident to keep residents, visitors and co-workers safe. Upon successful completion of the program students will earn their certification in Food Safety.

This fully online program runs for 5-weeks with 20 hours of learning each week. Students will have support and access to employment opportunities provided in partnership with an Employment Ontario service provider. Participants require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, clear vulnerable sector police check and a two-step TB test before employment.

If you are a graduate of the Long-term Care Home Assistant program and need help connecting with employers in your community, contact the Employment Ontario service provider in your area.

Employment Ontario service providers

Areas served
Contact information
Conestoga Career Centre
  • Kitchener
  • Cambridge
  • Waterloo Region
  • Stratford
519-885-0300, ext. 5226
YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • City of Toronto (including former municipalities: downtown Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, East York, and York)
  • Durham Region
  • Halton Hills
  • Milton
  • Peel Region
  • York Region
YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford
  • Halton Region
  • Hamilton Region
  • Brantford
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
  • Sudbury-Manitoulin district
  • North Bay
705-674-2324, ext. 3290
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
  • Simcoe/Muskoka Area, including:
    • Innisfil
    • Collingwood
    • Midland
    • Orillia
    • Parry Sound
    • Huntsville
    • Penetanguishene
    • Tiny
    • Tay

Are you an employer?

Graduates of the Long-term Care Home Assistant program are job ready and available to meet employer needs for entry-level roles.

If you are an employer and are interested in hiring graduates of this program or learning about employee work trials, please contact corporatetraining@conestogac.on.ca or 519-589-5975.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.