Media Advisory - Minister of Health and Long Term Care to Address Opening of
Joint Long Term Care and Retirement Homes Convention

MARKHAM, ON, April 23 /CNW/ - The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is pleased to announce the opening of Together We Care Convention and Trade Show, jointly organized by OLTCA and the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). The convention will take place on Sunday, April 25th until Tuesday, April 27th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on the lower level. The event, attended by more than 2,000 delegates, is Canada's largest long term care and retirement community convention and tradeshow.

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will address delegates at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 26th and reinforce the Ontario government's commitment to resident care.

A host of key-note speakers will address the convention including, the Honourable Gerry Phillips, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Diane McArthur, the Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario Seniors' Secretariat, and Olympic and humanitarian champion Mark Tewksbury.

Other events of interest include:

    -   A series of presentations on Disney's approach to business excellence
        (Tuesday, April 27)
    -   Special recognition luncheon and presentation of the Lifetime
        Achievement Award and Quality Improvement Award (Monday, April 26)

For a full itinerary please visit

Interview opportunities with representatives of OLTCA and ORCA, key note speakers, and delegates will be available by appointment during the two days of the convention.

SOURCE Ontario Long Term Care Association

For further information: For further information: or to arrange interviews and access, please contact James Bigg (, (416) 979-1120 ext 352) or Lucy Lai (, (416) 979-1120 ext 279)

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