Current Initiatives

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) works to strengthen and standardize rehabilitative care across Ontario. 

Our current initiatives include:

Capacity Planning: Applying RCA tools and best practice frameworks to support a standardized approach to planning and organizing rehabilitative care at the provincial and regional level. 

Community Rehab: Exploring successful approaches being used in in-home, ambulatory, and primary care settings and identifying opportunities to spread innovative, cost-effective models of rehabilitative care. 

COVID-19: Providing online resources for rehab and primary care providers and tracking utilization of outpatient rehab services by patients recovering from COVID-19.

Definitions: Supporting implementation of standardized levels of care for rehabilitative care programs through the RCA's Definitions Frameworks. 

Older Adults with Frailty: Developing and promoting a best practice framework to guide rehabilitative care for older adults living with/at risk of frailty; developing and implementing pathways for primary care and emergency departments to connect frail older adults who fall with rehabilitative care; and supporting quality improvement initiatives to improve care for frail seniors with hip fractures. 

Outpatient Rehab Data: Leading a continued focus on collection, reporting and analysis of outpatient/ambulatory rehab data—a significant system data gap.

System Evaluation: Enhancing the RCA's annual rehabilitative care system performance report and supporting Ontario Health Teams and regional and provincial partners in quality improvement initiatives. 

Virtual Care: Developing a guidance document for rehab providers to help them evaluate the efficacy and quality of virtual rehabilitation.