Toronto Central LHIN - Expression of Interest

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care launching the Aging With Confidence Call for Applications (CFA) for new long-term care bed capacity across Ontario.


On November 7, 2017, the government announced Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors (Aging with Confidence), an action plan to empower seniors to make the choices that are right for them when it comes to their care, their independence, and how they access government services. Recognizing that Ontario’s population is aging and creating more demand for long-term care (LTC), Aging with Confidence outlines the commitment to build 5,000 new LTC beds by 2022, with more than 30,000 new LTC beds over the next decade.

Application details:

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) will begin accepting applications from interested parties across Ontario for new LTC bed capacity starting February 12, 2018. Pursuant to Aging with Confidence, it is expected that these LTC beds will be open and operational by 2022.

For an application to be considered for a potential allocation of new LTC bed capacity, the ministry will need to receive completed applications by no later than March 2, 2018. In its review, the ministry will prioritize allocating new LTC bed capacity to assist in reducing wait times for those in crisis and those within hospitals who are ready to be discharged to LTC. New LTC bed capacity serving culturally specific needs, and francophone and Indigenous populations, will also be prioritized.

Please find more details in the attached Guidelines for Submitting Applications for New Long-Term Care Bed Capacity. 

In addition to creating new LTC bed capacity, under Aging with Confidence the province is also:

  • providing more staffing and supports in LTC to reach an average of four hours of direct care per resident per day, representing 15 million hours of care for residents once fully phased in;
  • promoting innovation in LTC by introducing new technologies to all LTC homes to help create a modernized and efficient system;
  • and providing greater access to culturally appropriate LTC and in-home supports.

Increased capacity and transformation in the quality and delivery of resident-centered care will ensure that LTC homes with new bed capacity will continue to be places where residents may live with dignity, security, safety, and comfort.

Next Steps:

  • Toronto Central LHIN is committed to working with operators to maintain and increase LTC bed capacity in Toronto Central LHIN.

    Please contact us if you are planning to submit an application to the Ministry through – we look forward to collaborating with you.

    We will also follow up directly with operators who have already indicated an interest in new beds.


  • To receive a copy of the application package and further information on the application process, please contact the ministry at


  • Note: For applications to be considered for this new LTC bed capacity, the ministry must receive the completed electronic PDF of the Application at by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 17:00:00 (EST)