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Retirement Community Management

Enjoy a rewarding career in the senior living sector

Advance your skills in this rapidly growing industry

Program Overview


With Canada's senior population on the rise, demand has grown for skilled business professionals to supervise, manage and operate retirement communities.

Developed in collaboration with the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA), the Retirement Community Management program gives you the skills to advance in this rapidly growing industry.  The program focuses on the various departments of retirement communities, such as healthy aging, facilities management, marketing, finance and people management; and highlights how each of these areas is key to creating a successful operation. 

Our flexible and convenient online program will equip you with the latest skills you need to open new doors into this industry and get ahead in this rewarding and growing field.

Program features

  • Earn a Certificate of Professional Learning upon completion of three core courses
  • This program is also offered as a concentration in the Business Administration Diploma
  • Convenient online learning platform
  • Learn from experienced instructors and connect with professionals across various disciplines 
  • Courses teach practical skills and apply real-world examples 

You’ll learn to: 

  • Outline the importance of senior living facilities and retirement community residences
  • Explain governmental laws and policies associated with the operations of a retirement community residence
  • Assess appropriate plans and strategies for facility management related to the design, safety, and environmental requirements
  • Identify the psychological, physiological, social, and spiritual needs of seniors
  • Analyze health and wellness plans including nutrition, fitness, and overall wellness
  • Develop and assess management strategies specific to the operations of retirement communities including staffing, finance, sales, and quality improvement

Career opportunities 

Career opportunities in this lucrative industry include:

  • Community directors
  • Operations mangers
  • Marketing and sales professionals
  • Recreation managers
  • Human resource professionals
  • Personal support workers
  • Culinary and Food service workers
  • Dietary aides
  • Housekeepers
  • Receptionists
  • Maintenance professionals 

Who should take this program?

  • Professionals in any industry looking to advance their skills, knowledge, and experience in retirement community management
  • Individuals seeking to pursue a new career in the retirement management industry
  • New Canadians starting a new career or academic program
  • This program can compliment an individual who has a background in business, hospitality/tourism, retirement communities or human resources

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