LTC Expanded: For Community Residential Substance Use Facilities and Shelters for Those Experiencing Homelessness

LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together was launched in the summer of 2020 to support long-term care and retirement homes to strengthen their pandemic preparedness and response. The program has expanded to substance use facilities and shelters caring for people experiencing homelessness.

Residential substance use facilities and shelters from across Canada can join the program and receive up to $10,000 funding to contribute towards pandemic response. This funding can go where the need is the greatest, including vaccine roll-out, staff time, purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), harm reduction training and supplies and mental health training/support.

LTC Expanded also includes coaching and mentorship. There will be ways for organizations to share their learning, seek advice and support with and from other organizations.

Organizations need to apply by March 17, 2021 to participate in the first phase of this program and be eligible for up to $10,000 funding.

We are committed to ensuring the program expansion meets the needs of those participating. We will work with the teams who join in this first phase to co-create a longer-term program and a menu of virtual activities.

LTC+ Expanded is a collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addictions, BC Patient Safety and Quality Council and Healthcare Excellence Canada (the new organization that brings together the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute)

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

BC Patient Safety Quality Council