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The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The health and safety of our seniors is our utmost priority. With the increasing spread of the COVID-19, our top priority is the protection of our vulnerable seniors against this extremely contagious and dangerous disease. We are commited to providing you with ongoing communication about the COVID-19 as it envolves. 

We have implemented stringent measures at both the St. Demetrius Apartment and Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre.
  • All group activities and social events both in the Care Centre and the St. Demetrius Apartments have been cancelled
  • Visitors are not permitted to enter the Care Centre unless they qualify as an essential visitor as per our Ministry's definition. The Ministry is defining "essential visitors" as those who have a resident or client who is dying or very ill.
  • Active screening is in effect foreveryone coming into the Care Centre
  • Regular communication will be provided to all families, residents and tenants

Our staff at the Ukrainian Canaidan Care Centre and St. Demetrius Apartments are doing everything possible to protect our seniors.  


Stay Connected 

The Care Centre’s staff have worked very quickly to ensure that you stay connected with your loved ones. Our new e-chat program aims to keep familiies connected to their loved one through regular audio or video calls. 
Families who wish to video chat with their loved ones can do so through Phone or Video Chats (WhatsApp (Android) or Facetime (Apple Products)) by appointment only.
Visits are scheduled Monday & Wednesday (1:30pm - 4pm) and Friday (10am-4pm).
You can make an appointment by calling the Development Office at 647-725-0844 or by email
Please note that e-Visits are for social purposes only. The call facilitator cannot answer any health-related questions.
The Care Centre is extremely grateful to Svitlana Nalywayko, Board Member who launched the One of Us Christmas Campaign in 2019, aimed at helping isolated seniors. With funds raised from this campaign we were able to purchase Ipads, which we will use to make the video chat with your loved one possible. We also want to thank all of our donors who supported the One of Us campaign.  To learn more about this campaign click here.
The Care Centre was one of the very first long-term care homes in the GTA to provide this service. "I knew my Dad would get emotional, the opportunity of seeing his family (his grandsons, myself and our dog Milo) is something that I knew he would treasure. And I too was emotional after the video chat but our hearts are now warmer and grateful. Thank you to the Care centre for this opportunity which is SO MUCH appreciated", says Daria Olynyk, Family Member.

Visitor Access

All general visits to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre is postponed until futher notice. For more information in regards to visitors policy and restrictions click here

Only essential caregivers will be allowed in our home at this time. An essential caregiver is a type of essential visitor who is designated by the resident and/or their substitute decision-maker and is visiting to provide direct care to the resident (for example, supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection, relational continuity and assistance in decision-making).

  • Caregivers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A maximum of 2 caregivers may be designated per resident at a time. The designation should be made in writing to the home. Homes should have a procedure for documenting caregiver designations. The decision to designate an individual as a caregiver is entirely the remit of the resident and/or their substitute decision-maker and not the home.
  • A resident and/or their substitute decision-maker may change a designation in response to a change in the:
    • resident's care needs that is reflected in the plan of care
    • availability of a designated caregiver, either temporary (for example, illness) or permanent
  • Examples of caregivers include family members who provide meaningful connection, a privately hired caregiver, paid companions and translators.

 For more information or to become an essential caregiver please contact Anna 647-725-0844 or

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Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre

60 Richview Road, Toronto, ON M9A 5E4
Tel: (416) 243-7653  |  Fax: (416) 243-7452

St. Demetrius Apartments

123 La Rose Avenue, Toronto, ON M9P 3T3
Tel: (416) 243-9051  |  Fax: (416) 243-2012