All long term-care facilities have one thing in common: the bulk of their funding is public, coming from provincial government sources
- Public facilities are owned directly by either a provincial or municipal government. Funding comes from municipal as well as provincial sources.
- Private, for-profit facilities are owned privately and exist to make a profit for their shareholders and owners. Some corporations are publicly traded (CPL REIT, Extendicare) while others arent (Diversicare).
- Private, not-for-profit facilities are owned by entities such as religious orders and charitable organizations. Like public facilities, the profit motive is not a factor in providing care.