The formation of residents’ rights afforded to all persons living
in long-term care homes, began in the early 1950’s and grew to 27 distinct
rights. The Ontario Residents’ Bill of Rights is embedded in our
provincial legislation, Fixing Long-Term Care Act
(FLTCA), 2021, and accompanying
Regulations (O. Reg. 246/22)
All long-term care homes in Ontario (including those formerly
known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged, and charitable homes) are
governed by the Fixing
Long-Term Care Act.
The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being. Residents’ Councils review and promote the Residents’ Bill of Rights. The following resources are some of the supports available to provide a deeper understanding of the rights.