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LaSalle College’s Managing Senior Citizens Homes program is designed to keep pace with the projected development and consolidation in the senior citizen housing network, a rapidly-growing industry.

According to the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the number of people above age 65 will double over the next 20 years. Consequently, the demand for retirement homes will increase significantly. Many large-scale projects are currently in the works and there is high demand for workers. According to recent statistics*, 1000 positions per year will be added within the next 20 years.

This program focuses on a career for the future, giving graduates access to management and supervisory roles in a people-focused environment that also emphasizes service quality.

* Based on an estimate from the Quebec Seniors’ Housing Group (QSHG).

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The program is centered on management skills and prepares you to:

  • manage operations and ensure quality at a senior citizens home
  • manage your employees
  • market and sell your facility’s services
  • ensure customer satisfaction among the residence’s clients
  • You will learn from the best. Our teachers are industry professionals.
  • You will earn health and safety certification because the course is presented by trainers with ASSTSAS certification (Association paritaire pour la santé et sécurité du travail du secteur affaires sociales).
  • You will be eligible for a PDSB (principe de déplacement sécuritaire des bénéficiaires) card, an undeniable asset for your resume.
  • This three-semester training program is the only one of its kind in Quebec, and is offered at night, making it a flexible option if you already have a job, whether you live in Montréal or elsewhere in Québec.
  • Study from the comfort of your home with the online synchronic version. In-person version also available (on campus).
  • Two practical in-company internships. First internship in the Greater Montréal or Québec City area. Second internship anywhere in Canada or abroad.
  • Work Functions of a Private Senior-Citizen Home (60 h)
  • Intervention Adapted to Seniors (45 h)
  • Internship in Hygienic Care and Support for Senior Citizens (60 h)
  • Management Context and Client Approach (60 h)
  • Sales and Marketing in a Senior Citizen Home (45 h)
  • Operating Budgets in a Home (45 h)
  • Client Activity Techniques (45 h)
  • Human Resources Management and Supervision (60 h)
  • Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement (60 h)
  • Food and Beverage Supervision in Senior-Citizen Home (45 h)
  • Technical Maintenance and Building (45 h)
  • Internship (75 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

Thanks to its partnerships with companies in the field and home internship programs, LaSalle College produces technologists with expertise in management processes who wish to enter a management position.

  • Residence Director
  • Owner-Operator
  • Department Manager: food service, facility management or maintenance, care, leisure activities, etc.
  • Housing Advisor
  • Administrative Assistant

In this program, the use of a laptop computer is highly recommended. Students are encouraged to have their own laptop or purchase one before beginning their studies. Standard or student license software must be installed when requested by teachers.

The following features are required for PCs or Macs:

  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum
  • Screen: 14 inches minimum
  • Connectivity: WIFI and LAN
  • Ports: Minimum of one USB 3.0 port

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your laptop does not already have one.

Required software: Office Suite for Windows or Mac (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Have a training deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

Do you already have a job and want to make a career change? Or are you already working in senior citizen housing and want to develop more skills? This course is made for you!