A La Carte Activities

The PoET Team is pleased to offer our new A La Carte Activities –  online and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help Ontario long-term care homes anticipate, plan for, and respond to decision making situations that can occur there. 

Each A La Carte Activity

*role-playing sessions are limited to 8 participants


Single Activity

$ 595
  • Single activity of home's choice
  • Can be scheduled within six months from payment

Bundle of 3 activities

$ 1485
  • Bundle of any three activities of home's choice
  • Chosen activities can be scheduled separately over six months from payment, or together for a single one-day session (4.5 hours divided into three 90 minute sessions)
  • Savings of $300 over single activity pricing

Our Selection of A La Carte Activities

We currently have seven A La Carte Activities for Ontario long-term care homes to choose from.  Titles for these activities are included below, and more information about each can be found by clicking on each.

This 90-minute webinar will help regulated staff and physicians identify what they can do before sitting down with a resident and/or a substitute decision maker to discuss a consent-related decision.  Attendees will hear about the key steps that healthcare providers and/or teams can take in preparation for these conversations, including preparing to discuss a treatment proposal and informed consent.

Some conversations can be hard – but there are things we can do to make them easier.  This 90-minute session will help attendees to consider what can be done before, during, and after meetings where end-of-life plans will be discussed with residents and/or substitute decision makers in order to ensure the right people are hearing the right information and all feel respected.  

Some changes in condition can be planned for, and some can’t – but homes can be prepared to respond to unexpected changes in condition.  Anticipating how to handle unexpected changes in condition will help staff to ensure they are supporting the resident while meeting their professional obligations in alignment with the Health Care Consent Act, and can help to ensure that the home has a consistent process. 

What do you say when you talk to a resident about their wishes? Are you helping them to create wishes, or are you offering them the opportunity to share wishes they already have? Which one should you be doing, and for what purpose? What do you do with wishes once you know them? This session will explain the role of wishes in consent-related decision-making, and will help your staff and physicians identify and avoid common errors that can negatively affect resident care and experience.


In this session your home will have the opportunity to choose and present a general type of case for review with a member of the PoET Team.  In this discussion-based session, the PoET team member will (1) help your home identify opportunities for improvement related to consent, capacity, and substitute decision making, and (2) offer suggestions for what could be done differently when cases of this type arise in the future.  

Personal Health Information need not be shared during this session, and homes are encouraged to create a case summary beforehand that has removed any identifying information.

Two of the biggest challenges in getting used to having consent-related discussions is learning the vocabulary and getting used to saying the words – and this session will help your team members to do both! During this session, participants will briefly review health care consent, use role-playing to work through scripts outlining typical consent discussions, and will have an opportunity to discuss challenges with the PoET Team.  

This session is limited to 8 participants due to its level of interaction.

This session is designed for residents of the home and their family members, and is suitable for inclusion at Resident and/or Family Council Meetings, or as a stand-alone event.  This session will review elements of health care consent so that residents can know how decisions about their care ought to be made, and what role they and their family members have in making those decisions. 

If staff members and physicians in your home struggle to identify who should be making decisions – residents, substitute decision makers, the Public Guardian and Trustee – this session can help bring clarity and confidence. By working through cases, attendees will learn who to turn to first, when to move on, and what to do in tricky situations where there is disagreement.  Having this clarity and confidence can help to make treatment decision making less stressful for everyone.

To arrange for one or more A La Carte Activities for your home, 

please send an email with your selection(s) to: 

[email protected]

If you are looking to make longer-lasting, more widespread change at your home, please look into our Provincial PoET Program.