Program Plan Exchange Submission

Do you have a program you have developed that has demonstrated positive outcomes for your residents/clients?  If so, please share it with your colleagues here on our Program Plan Exchange. Since we know how much time it takes to develop a program and to write it up so that others can benefit from it, we are happy to report that we are approved to offer 1.0 CEUs for each program that is published on the TRCoE. By sharing your successful programs, you are supporting and inspiring fellow TR professionals working in continuing care settings.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select a program you have developed that you want to share with your colleagues.
    Any program you have developed that you are proud of and has demonstrated positive outcomes for your residents/clients would be appropriate for sharing on the program plan exchange!
  2. Open the program plan exchange template, fill out the applicable categories and submit it!
  3. Wait about a week for our team to review your submission. 
    It will be reviewed for content, clarity, and comprehensiveness.
  4. If some revisions are required, take the time to make them and then resubmit the program.
    This will help to ensure your program plan is most useful for your colleagues!
  5. Watch for your program plan to be published on the TRCoE.
    You will receive full credit for all program plans that you publish on the program plan exchange.  
  6. Once your program is published, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have earned 1.0 CEUs.   

How to ensure you earn CEUs for submitting program plans

  • To receive CEUs, you must have personally developed the program and it cannot be subject to copyright.
  • To receive CEUs, you must complete 8/10 (80%) of the items in the template and include sufficient detail in each section.
  • If requested, revisions that help to ensure quality of content, clarity and comprehensiveness must be completed for CEUs to be earned.

Got a great program that you want to share that you haven’t personally developed?

The best place to share this resource is in our Sharing Centre!  Please share it there and give credit to the appropriate source!

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Participants will ­­demonstrate the ability to develop programs based on client needs/ goals
  2.  Participants will be able to identify the supplies and equipment required for intervention/program implementation.
  3.  Participants will be able to comprehensively describe program facilitation techniques that help to ensure success
Program Plan Exchange Submission
Include a name for the program that reflects the program's content.
0 of 250 max characters
Please add a short summary of your post content here
Primary Domain Focus *
We acknowledge that many programs can be focussed on multiple domains; however, to assist us in categorizing your program appropriately, please select the domain you feel represents the primary domain focus of this program.
Cognitive Domain Goals
Emotional Domain and Wellbeing Goals
Social Domain Goals
Spiritual Domain Goals
Physical Domain
What is the ideal group size for the program? You could also include the minimum and the maximum number of participants required.


The most useful program implementation descriptions are written so that someone who has never seen the program before could read this description and run the program.

 For this section of the program plan exchange, try to include as much information as possible! But also know that even a brief implementation description is valuable to others!

 If possible, the implementation description should list the step-by-step process to run this program. You may include tasks such as…

  • Preparation (How do you prepare for the program?)
  • Introduction (How do you begin/introduce the program?)
  • Implementation/active engagement (How do you facilitate the program? What strategies do you use to prompt engagement?)
  • Closure (How you typically conclude the program?)

List Equipment and Supplies Required

Assessment Tools & Outcome Measures

List the assessment tools, and outcome measures you use that are relevant to the program.

Risk Management

Adaptations & Facilitation Strategies

Adaptation Strategies: When particular functional abilities are absent or impaired, do you have any adaptation strategies you implement to help enable meaningful participation?

For example: You are running a baking program for clients, and one has a right-sided weakness. You might modify the program by placing a sticky rubber mat under the mixing bowl to enable the client to stir with one hand.

Facilitation Strategies: Do you have any essential facilitation strategies for the leader/facilitator/TRS to use to implement the program?

For example: During arts programs, you always ensure you are seated at the table when assisting clients rather than standing over them.

For example: During an arts program, create an example of the art in advance to provide a visual of the final project. Ensure all clients can see the example throughout the program and model the art techniques when describing each step.

Research to Support Intervention


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