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Provincial News

September 17, 2015 New bundled care teams receive funding

Ontario recently announced a new approach aimed to help people transition more smoothly out of hospital and into their homes. Six communities across the province will be part of a new bundled care approach to healthcare, which will provide a single payment to a team of health providers to cover care for people in hospital and at home.

September 17, 2015 Ontario announces support for refugees

The Ontario government recently announced $8.5 million over two and a half years to support refugees, increase the number of refugees coming to Ontario, and help settle and integrate them once they arrive.

August 13, 2015 Action Plan Released for Ontario Community Hubs

Action PlanThe Community Hub Framework Advisory Group has released a report to guide the development of community hubs. The report, Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan, is the first step towards bringing services together.

August 13, 2015 New funding for small hospitals

Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve care for patients closer to home.

August 13, 2015 Local Employment Planning Councils: Call for Proposals

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has released a Call for Proposals to identify organizations, or groups of organizations working in partnership, to pilot Local Employment Planning Councils (LEPCs).  This is a major initiative under the Ministry’s Employment and Training Services Initiative (ETSI).

August 13, 2015 Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium

Toronto Homelessness Research SymposiumThe City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, is hosting its inaugural Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium on Monday, October 19, 2015.

July 10, 2015 Registration Now Open for the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) 2015 Conference

hsjcc bannerThe Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 HSJCC Conference! The conference will be held in Toronto from November 16 through to November 18, 2015 at the Marriott Eaton Centre (525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario).

July 10, 2015 Ministry of Labour Promotes Workplace Health and Safety for Young Workers

Every summer, the Ministry of Labour carries out a worker health and safety blitz during the summer months to ensure all young workers between the ages of 15 to 24 know their rights under workplace health and safety regulations.

July 10, 2015 Ontario Searching for its First Patient Ombudsman

The Government of Ontario is inviting people across the province to share the skills, experience and personality traits they would like to see demonstrated in the province’s first Patient Ombudsman.

July 10, 2015 Suicide Prevention Standards Task Force Begins Work

The Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) newly-established Suicide Prevention Standards Task Force has begun its work to develop mandatory suicide prevention standards for hospitals in Ontario.  The OHA was asked by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to develop these new mandatory standards earlier this year.