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The Minister of Health, with the support of the Minister of Seniors, has been mandated to develop national standards on long-term care (LTC) and a Safe LTC Act to ensure seniors get the care they deserve. On January 31, 2023, the Government of Canada welcomed the release of complementary, independent LTC standards from CSA Group and the Health Standards Organization. Now that the national standards have been released, the Government of Canada is conducting engagement activities to inform the development of the Act.

Today, Health Canada is launching an online questionnaire to solicit views from Canadians on:

  • the quality and safety of LTC;
  • our ability to meet the national LTC standards;
  • opportunities to address health human resource challenges in LTC; and
  • public reporting on LTC.

The online questionnaire also includes a targeted question for individuals who self-identify as Indigenous, to solicit perspectives of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people with respect to culturally safe LTC services.

The online questionnaire will be open until September 21, 2023. The link to the questionnaire is available here: Consultation on Safe Long-Term Care –

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