Setting up a Family Council

Our district coordinator will work with you to set up a family council in your home.  We can come to your home to meet with you to discuss such topics as how to develop terms of reference, recruit family members, and work productively with the home's administration.

Family Councils Ontario has a number of excellent resources

You might also find it helpful to consult the Residents' Bill of Rights prepared by Community Legal Education Ontario.


Membership:  Each family council can determine their membership within their Terms of Reference. In April 2015 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care wrote to all LTC homes in Ontario to clarify that family members who loved ones have died may continue as Family Council members.   

MOHLTC Memo re Clarification of Family Council Membership