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Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes

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18. Friendships

"Every resident has the right to form friendships and relationships and to participate in the life of the long-term care home."

In other words...

You have the right to make friends and to spend time with them. You have the right to be involved in any activities offered at the long-term care home, if you wish.

This can be an important part of your life at the long‑term care home.

For example, you may want to participate in exercise classes, be a member of the Residents' Council, or join in other programs where you can meet other people and do things together. No one can stop you from doing these things.