Residential Care Licensing
Types of residential care
The different types of residential care include:
- Hospice, being residential care and short-term palliative services for persons in care at the end of their lives.
- Mental Health and Substance Use, being residential care for persons who are in care primarily due to a mental disorder, substance dependence or both.
- Long Term Care, being residential care for persons with chronic or progressive conditions, primarily due to the aging process.
- Community Living, being residential care for persons with developmental disabilities.
- Acquired Injury, being residential care for persons whose physical, intellectual and cognitive abilities are limited primarily due to an injury, including persons suffering from brain injuries or injuries sustained in accidents.
- Child and youth residential, being a residential care program for birth to 18 years of age and may include any of the above listed types of care.
Find licensed residential care home in your area
Search our database or visit our residential care section to find licensed residential care homes in your area.
Apply for a residential care licence
A community care facility licence is required for all programs and facilities providing care to three or more persons who are not related to the operator by blood or marriage.
Protecting the health, safety and well-being of residents is our priority. We conduct a variety of inspections, including annual routine inspections to ensure that facilities comply with regulatory requirements.
Complaints and Investigations
Licensing staff have the legal responsibility to investigate all complaints that a licensed care facility is not complying with the Community Care and Assisted Living Act.
Resources for Residential Care Licensees
The following resources are available to residential care facility licensees.
Online Incident Reporting for Residential Care Facilities
The Community Care Facilities Licensing program now offers licensed facilities the option to submit their required incident reports through the online incident reporting system.