OHT Announcement

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Updated September 11, 2019

One of the most exciting changes in health care right now is the creation of the new Ontario Health Teams (OHTs). These teams are focused on improving how we deliver care to our local community by creating new and better partnerships among different health care organizations.

North York General Hospital is very pleased to have recently been approved by government to continue its work with partners to create an Ontario Health Team for the North York Central region. This new Ontario Health Team is called North York Toronto Health Partners.

The full list of partners that we are working with is outlined below. You can see that they involve a broad range of health care organizations from every part of the system.  Having patients and caregivers involved in the design process is critically important.

As a group, we have been working together since earlier this year. We are thinking about how we can improve current ways that care is delivered and where do we need to create totally new approaches.

The goal of the Ontario Health Teams is to ensure great care for every person who lives in North York Central. We know that there are certain members of the community that use the healthcare system more often and these groups are an early focus of our efforts. These groups include: senior citizens, people with mental health and addiction issues and those approaching end of life. We are trying to think about how we can provide high quality care for these groups as close to home as possible and around the clock.

We look forward to continuing to update you with the progress of creating Ontario Health Teams. We also want to hear from you and benefit from your ideas. Please reach out to us at connectcare@nygh.on.ca

Core partners

Core partners of the Ontario Health Team for the North York Central region, called North York Toronto Health Partners, are:

  • Addiction Services York Region
  • Advent Valleyview Residence
  • Alzheimer Society of Toronto
  • Baycrest
  • Bayshore HealthCare
  • Better Living Health and Community Services
  • Better Living at Thompson House
  • Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association
  • Circle of Care
  • COTA Health
  • Central LHIN Home & Community Care
  • Loft Community Services
  • North York Family Health Team
  • North York General Hospital
  • Dept. Family & Community Medicine (NYGH)
  • SE Health
  • Seniors Health Centre
  • Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
  • Toronto North Support Services
  • VHA Home HealthCare
  • Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care


Broader alliance members of this OHT are:

  • Patient and community representatives
  • Access Independent Living Services
  • Adventure Place
  • Aphasia Institute
  • CBI Health Group
  • Closing the Gap
  • CMHA Toronto
  •  Extendicare – Bayview
  • Flemingdon Health Centre
  • Griffin Mental Health Services
  • Hong Fook Mental Health Association
  • Krasman Centre
  • Lumacare
  • Massey Centre
  • Midwifery Care North Don River Valley
  • North York ProResp
  • North York Seniors Centre 
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Reena
  • Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto
  • Sienna Senior Living
  • Skylark
  • Spectrum Health
  • SRT Med-Staff
  • Toronto’s Lead Agency in Child and Youth Mental Health (East Metro Youth Services)
  • West Park Healthcare Centre
  • Unison Health and Community Services
  • Uptown Midwives
  • 1:1 Rehab
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