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Retirement Communities Management Field Placement

FWK 3580

This course looks at how managing a Retirement Community Organization involves different factors - planning, organizing, leading and controlling of resources to achieve goals effectively and efficiently. Resources may include people, inventory, information, skills and financial capital. This course looks at emerging trends in management and how these impact the administration of Retirement Communities.


Note: The placement should expose you to each functional area in a typical retirement home - e.g. front reception, food services (kitchen & dining room), recreation, housekeeping, sales and marketing, nursing, building maintenance, management. Typically, at least one shift should be spent per functional area in the retirement home - this equates to approximately 70-80 hours in the home. In the student role, you are job “shadowing” and must have appropriate supervision at all times.

Students in the Retirement Communities Management program are required to research and secure their placement. Placements are to be in a retirement home that is a member of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). For more details about field placement, including required paperwork submission deadlines, please visit the Field Placement Page, and for specific program-related field placement questions, please review the Healthcare Field Placement FAQs.

Note: This course includes mandatory chats.


  • Spring/Summer - None required


  • (OPER 1581 Operational Overview )
  • And (ENVI 2580 Environmental Services )
  • And (FIN 2580 Financial Management-Retirement Communities )
  • And (NUTR 2580 Food Nutrition and Hospitality Management )
  • And (GER 1080 Healthy Adult Aging )
  • And (ORGB 2580 Resident Centered Care )
  • And (MKTG 2580 Sales and Marketing )
  • And (MGMT 3580 Senior Management for Retirement Communities )
  • And (HRM 2580 Human Resources Management and Labour Relations )

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10623May 14, 2024 to August 20, 202412:00 am - 12:00 am80Online$367.33CLOSEDNotify Me