Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

There are 14 CCACs in communities across the province of Ontario. These centres are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which means that advice and services provided by these centres are covered by OHIP.

These centres are responsible for the placement of individuals in long term care facilities. Whether your family member needs a permanent, long or short stay, the CCAC is the first organization to contact.

On your application, you will be asked to list 3 nursing homes of your choice. The CCAC makes no guarantees that it will accommodate your preference, and if a bed becomes available in a home you did not select, you may have to accept a temporary placement. But the CCAC staff will try to match a person eligible for long-term care with a home that will best suit his or her needs.

The CCAC also coordinates all admissions to chronic care hospitals.
For a list of publicly-funded nursing homes in your region, go to: