Media Centre

Candace brings a wealth of sector experience to her role as Chief Executive Officer. She is a strong leader, effective communicator and practiced health care professional who leads and delivers results on wide ranging and complex projects. 

Previously, Candace held positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Project Director, Administrator and Director of Care in long-term care. She started her career as an RN and worked in the Acute Care Sector, Rehabilitation, Community Nursing and the Aeromedical Nursing fields. Candace is a strong advocate for long-term care both provincially and nationally as an executive with the Canadian Association for Long Term Care. 

Candace holds an MBA from Western University Richard Ivey School of Business and is a graduate of Queens University Executive Development Program and the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, Advanced Health Leadership Executive Program. Candace also holds the ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Please direct all media inquiries to Adrian Kupesic, Director of Public Affairs and Governance, at 647.256.3492 (office), 647.993.7531 (cell) or akupesic@oltca.com.  

Information about long-term care can also be found on our Facts and Figures page.

To learn more about the amazing work our homes are doing on the front lines, read our Good News stories.

Informational Backgrounders

News Releases and Media of Interest

Click the links below to read Ontario Long Term Care Association's latest news releases and select media coverage:

October 2, 2017: Immediate action needed by federal government to prepare for doubling of Canadians 80 and over

August 1, 2017: Ontario Long Term Care Association statement in response to the launch of a public inquiry focused on long-term care

June 1. 2017: Ontario Long Term Care Association statement in response to Wettlaufer plea

April 27, 2017: Ontario Budget to Significantly Improve Care and Support for Seniors

February 27, 2017: Ontario Long Term Care Association Presents Plan to Enhance Seniors’ Care in Ontario to Economic Club of Canada

February 21, 2017: 'We just need help': Petition on long-term care improvements to be presented in Ontario legislature - CBC News

February 17, 2017: CTV Northern Ontario Senior Care - CTV News

February 16, 2017: Outdated care homes leave some seniors at disadvantage: Association - The Auroran

February 16, 2017: Worrying about seniors' care 'keeps me up at night', Aurora home hears - Aurora Banner
 
February 2, 2017: ​Long-Term Care Advocates Call on Trudeau Government to Invest in Seniors Care

January 27, 2017: "You need more beds:" Thousands of area seniors waiting for long-term care - The Hamilton Spectator

January 16, 2017: Ontario Long Term Care Association partners with ArjoHuntleigh Canada, Cardinal Health Canada, and SCA Personal Care to advance quality of care for Ontario's seniors 

January 13, 2017: Ontario Long Term Care Association calls for government to make seniors care a priority - Manitoulin Expositor

January 6, 2017: 1.7 Sudburians become senior citizens every day and there aren't enough beds for them - Sudbury.com Northern Life
 
January 6, 2017: Sudbury's Finlandia called a role model - Sudbury Star

January 5, 2017: Public Support Needed (video clip) - CTV News Northern Ontario

January 5, 2017: Ontario Long Term Care Association calls for federal government to make seniors' care a priority
 
December 13, 2016: Seniors in Toronto Need Long-Term Care Homes Modernized and More Specialized Care

November 7, 2016: Ontario long-term care (video clip) - CTV News Northern Ontario 
 
November 7, 2016: Provincial subsidy for seniors' homes falls short: Critics - Toronto Star

November 7, 2016: Ontario Long Term Care Association Launches Plan to Enhance Seniors’ Care in Ontario

October 27, 2016: Long-term care homes are safe; statements that suggest otherwise are unfortunate and misleading

August 18, 2016: Ontario announces $10-million funding increase for senior support services - Inside Toronto (Metroland Media)

June 30, 2016: ​Response to Postmedia story on changes to the RQI program

February 25, 2016: Ontario Budget Will Improve Care for Seniors In Long-Term Care with Dementia

February 3, 2016: Long Term Care Association demands immediate action to improve seniors care - CTV News Barrie
 
January 28, 2016: ​Seniors suffer as Ontario nursing home investment falls short, association says - Toronto Star

January 27, 2016: Association Calls for Ontario to Make Seniors Care a Priority

December 16, 2015: Fewer residents using antipsychotic medications in Ontario long-term care homes, new data shows

November 24, 2015: ​Long-term care homes recognized for quality and innovation

November 23, 2015: New report on long-term care in Ontario shows residents' care needs are increasing

November 12, 2015: BCCPA, OLTCA and ACCA Partner with Mitacs on Best Practices for Recreational Programs

October 14, 2015: Use of restraints in Ontario's long-term care homes has been cut in half in just four years

October 6, 2015: ​Long Term Care Leaders Call on Federal Parties to Share Their Plans for Meeting the Needs of Seniors

September 30, 2015: 'Time for action is now' for modernizing long-term care homes - Niagara This Week

September 30, 2015: Canada shows its age as seniors outnumber children for the first time - The Globe and Mail

September 24, 2015: ​More health care professionals in long-term care will improve resident care

September 17, 2015: Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star re: "We had to Protect my Grandmother"

September 2, 2015: Outreach teams are not the answer for long-term care - a letter to the Editor of the Belleville Intelligencer

August 25, 2015: Long-term care must be part of election, says alliance

August 24, 2015: New Study Shows Canadians are Concerned about the Long-Term Care Needs of Seniors

June 10, 2015: CIHI Data Shows Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Making Progress in Key Care Measures: OLTCA renews calls for additional funding to ensure the necessary supports for seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

May 8, 2015: ​CEO: Long-term care challengers real and immediate​ - an op-ed published in the Brantford Expositor

April 23, 2015: Budget 2015 a good step for Ontario’s seniors in long-term care homes: OLTCA renews calls for additional funding to ensure the necessary supports for seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

April 21, 2015: Ontario Long Term Care Association Calls for Expansion of Mental Health Support Teams for Seniors: Data shows specialized teams help to reduce resident-to-resident aggression caused by dementia

February 5, 2015: An open letter to the Ontario Nurses' Association from the Ontario Long Term Care Association

January 24, 2015: Ontario Long Term Care Association Partners with SCA Personal Care, Cardinal Health Canada, and ArjoHuntleigh to advance quality of care for Ontario's Seniors

January 22, 2015: Ontario Long Term Care Association calls for expansion of mental health supports for seniors with Alzheimer's