Applications for New Long-Term Care Bed Capacity

On November 7, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, 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 and 30,000 new LTC beds over the next decade. New LTC bed capacity will prioritize those with the highest need as well as those within hospitals who are ready to be discharged and require a LTC home. New LTC bed capacity serving culturally specific needs, francophone, and Indigenous populations, will also be prioritized.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is now accepting applications for new LTC bed capacity - to create a new LTC home or add new LTC capacity to support the redevelopment of existing LTC beds.

Applications are being accepted from interested parties across interested organizations across Ontario. Potential Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage with local communities and LHINs impacted by a proposal to develop or redevelop LTC beds in order to form innovative partnerships which create new LTC bed capacity that addresses local needs.

  • Application submissions closed on March 2, 2018.

Questions about the application or application process, can be directed to

Questions related to South East LHIN priorities and planning, that will support the submission of an application, can be directed to Laurel Hoard, Director Sub-Region Planning at or 613-967-0196, extension 2304.