Biennial Global Ageing Conference

Post-Conference: Ontario Long-Term Care Home Tour

Friday, September 20, 2019

Who should take the tour? Conference delegates, commercial companies, international attendees and sector leaders have a unique opportunity to observe and interact with the featured long-term care home that offers a fresh perspective into resident care, innovation and education in Ontario homes.

What can delegates expect? Participants will gain an overview of the Ontario seniors’ care system, including key takeaways on senior health, new clinical training programs, innovations in aging, and more!

Participants will have the opportunity to tour this progressive home for a full day tour. See below to view tour location and description.

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging +
The Village of University Gates Long-Term Care Home – Full Day Tour
Waterloo, Ontario

In August of 2015 the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging opened its doors. This is the hub of the multi-site infrastructure. It is designed to enhance care and living for older adults through co-location of research, training and practice. This centre, located on the University of Waterloo’s north-west campus, is specifically designed to encourage co-mingling of seniors, students, educators, and researchers. It is home to 192 long-term care residents. It is also home to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). The RIA partners with University of Waterloo, Conestoga College and 19 Schlegel Villages for research-informed innovation, research transfer to practice, and improved gerontology content in college and university programs. In addition to these core partners, RIA collaborates with other universities, colleges, health centres, and community organizations. Phase II construction is currently underway adding retirement and independent living to create a continuum, as well as three additional floors of learning and research space. The residential components of this project incorporate the signature architectural and design features that Schlegel Villages are known for, as well as programming and staffing models that support resident engagement, active living and quality of life.

Participants will tour and learn about the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, an innovation institute that incubates new ideas through applied research, accelerates their development across the 19 Schlegel Villages, and catalyzes change for everyone through practice development, training, and knowledge mobilization. Participants will meet Schlegel Research Chairs, Schlegel Villages senior team members, and RIA senior team members.

Click here to view the Schlegel tour agenda.


To register for the long-term care home tour, click here.



Please contact Michelle Gradini, Ontario Long Term Care Association at 647-256-3497 or at