Ontario Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission Final Report Released

In 2020, the Ontario government appointed Commissioners for Ontario's Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission to undertake a mandate to investigate how and why COVID-19 spread in long-term care homes, what was done to prevent the spread, and the impact of key elements of the existing system on the spread.  They were given the power to consider any further areas where the government should take action to help prevent the future spread of disease in long-term care homes.

The Commission undertook its review between September 2020 and March 2021 and heard from many stakeholders including families, residents, staff, hospitals, long-term care homes licensees and operators, public health units, inspectors, experts, government officials, associations, advocacy groups and others.  OSOT participated in the consultation.

The Final Report relays 85 recommendations that will be of interest to occupational therapists working in the long-term care sector.

View the COVID-19 Commission Final Report, April 30, 2021.