Living Classroom Fund — Call for Applications

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and the Ontario Association of Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA) are pleased to invite applications for funding to support collaboration between long-term care homes and PSW education providers to expand and sustain the Living Classroom education model across Ontario.

Funding will be available to support both new and existing Living Classrooms, that offer (or intend to offer) a personal support worker (PSW) certificate program.

Applications will be accepted from any provincially recognized long-term care provider or post-secondary education provider in Ontario (see Part 1 of the Application Guide for eligibility details).

Future Funding Opportunities: The RIA and CESBA will be offering multiple opportunities to apply for Living Classroom funding over the next two years. Eligible applicants may apply more than once.

Please carefully review the Application Guide before applying.


Application Form

Important dates

  • February 15, 2024. 12-1 p.m. EST: Living Classroom Information Webinar
  • March 4, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EST: Application deadline.
  • March 8, 2024: All applicants will be notified about the status of the application.
  • March 15, 2024: Successful applicants must submit a signed Letter of Agreement and EFT form.


Tools to help you complete a successful application

About the Project Partners

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and care of older adults. The RIA tackles some of the biggest issues facing an aging population by driving research and innovation to improve education and practice. The RIA develops and shares solutions that make a difference to benefit older adults everywhere.

Ontario CLRI
The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (Ontario CLRI) strengthen the quality of life and care for residents across the province. The Ontario CLRI is hosted at Baycrest Academy for Research and Education, Bruyère Research Institute, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, and is funded by the Ministry of Long-Term Care with a mandate to be a resource for the sector by providing education and sharing research and innovations to enhance the health and well-being of people who live and work in long-term care.

The Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA) is a provincial, non-profit professional association that represents, advocates for and supports adult and continuing education program staff working in more than 60 school boards across Ontario. CESBA’s mission is to provide adult, alternative and continuing education program staff working in Ontario’s school boards with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist learners in achieving their education and employment goals.

For More Information

For more information about the Living Classroom Fund or to request support, please email the appropriate contact person below.

Long-Term Care Contact
Scott Mitchell
Knowledge Broker, Ontario CLRI
School Board Contact
Tammy Cantin
Living Classroom Coordinator, CESBA
College or Indigenous Learning Institute Contact
Carolyn Triemstra
Education Engagement Lead, PREP LTC