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February 16, 2017: Outdated care homes leave some seniors at disadvantage: Association - The Auroran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