Governance & Leadership Forum

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, formally establishing Ontario Health as a Crown agency in support of the eventual consolidation of LHINs and six provincial agencies into Ontario Health. This follows the cross-appointment of the board members of Ontario Health as board members for LHINs and these agencies. 

In alignment, subsections from LHSIA that required LHINs to hold public board meetings were repealed. Existing legislation for the other agencies, as well as new legislation governing Ontario Health, do not require board meetings be made public. To ensure a consistent approach for those agencies that will be integrated into Ontario Health, LHIN board meetings will no longer be public.  

The LHIN and Ontario Health boards recognize the need to engage Ontarians in continually improving their health care system. Accordingly, Ontario Health is determining a plan for public engagement to ensure openness and transparency.

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 or contact Service Ontario Health INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (TTY 1-800-387-5559).


Date Meeting Materials
October 1, 2018

Planning for Tomorrow Today

March 6, 2018

Focus on Population Health

November 14, 2017

From Transition to Transformation... the road ahead for health care in Ontario

November 21, 2016 Bridging the Gaps... Improving the Health Care System by Integrating the Patient Experience
April 26, 2016 

Creating a Culture of High Performance
February 10, 2016  Patients First: A proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Care in Ontario... Consultation Session
October 1, 2015  Moving Forward IHSP 2016-2019 
May 25, 2015

IHSP 2016-2019, Planning Session

March 26, 2015  Palliative and End-of-Life Care... A Joint Pledge
October 2, 2014

Improving Health System Quality 

February 28, 2014 Mental Health and Addictions
October 24, 2013 Ontario's Seniors Strategy
February 28, 2013

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