Long-term Care Home Assistant

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.

To learn more about the program and funding eligibility, contact the Employment Ontario service provider in your area.

Employment Ontario service providers

Phone number
Conestoga Career Centre
519-885-0300, ext. 5226
YMCA of Greater Toronto

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
cassandra.lacoste@ymcaneo.ca705-674-2324, ext. 3290
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka cristan.cooper@sm.ymca.ca705-433-1599

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 Tina Plat, Program Contact at tplat@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.