Ontario is improving the health care system to give patients better connected care, focused on their needs.
On June 6, 2019 the Government of Ontario proclaimed the Connecting Care Act, 2019
to formally establish Ontario Health as a Crown agency in support of the eventual consolidation of LHINs and six provincial agencies into Ontario Health.
On April 1, 2021, non-patient care functions from the LHINs transferred into Ontario Health. Patient care functions including home and community care, long-term care home placement and key supporting functions remain in place under a new name to reflect a re-focused mandate – Home and Community Care Support Services.
A cross-appointed Home and Community Care Support Services Board of Directors was put into place, effective July 1, 2021. This highly skilled and diverse group oversees all Ontario's Home and Community Care Support Services organizations and supports the continued provision of high-quality home care services with a cohesive provincial vision in support of the government's plan to modernize home and community care.
To learn more about the Board or read their bios, or to view the meeting schedule and minutes, click here
Our name has changed but local services and contact information remain the same, including home and community care, long-term care home placement and help finding services and local doctors. You will continue to have access to the care you need and the health care providers you have built relationships with. Home care continues as before and there are no changes to long-term care home placement.
Our patient services and contacts will remain unchanged until further notice.
For more information about how Ontario is improving the health care system, visit ontario.ca/connectedcare or contact Service Ontario Health INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (TTY 1-800-387-5559).