Understanding the Impacts of Provincial Changes to the Health Care System

Last month, the Provincial Government announced significant changes to the health care system in Ontario. Although many details are still unclear, included is the elimination of Local Health Integration Networks, which are substantial partners in the delivery of health services in Toronto, and of the City and Toronto Public Health in general.

It is critical that we, given our role in building health communities and facilitating the delivery of health services in Toronto, understand the impacts for the City of the emerging new landscape of health care in this province.

To do so, City Council approved my motion to request the Medical Officer of Health to report to the April 8, 2019 meeting of the Board of Health on the implications of the changes to the health care system in Ontario recently announced by the Provincial Government for the City of Toronto.