East Toronto Health Partners to form Ontario Health Team for East Toronto

East Toronto Health Partners to form Ontario Health Team for East Toronto

South Riverdale Community Health Centre is proud to be part of the East Toronto Health Partners. The East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), committed to work together to form an Ontario Health Team for East Toronto. The ETHP group which has come together as equal partner organizations includes: Providence Healthcare (Unity Health Toronto), VHA Home HealthCare, WoodGreen Community Services, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Michael Garron Hospital, as well as primary care partners. On May 15, the ETHP submitted a self-assessment to express our interest in forming an Ontario Health Team for East Toronto.

Building an Ontario Health Team for East Toronto

As a member of the East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), we are pleased to mark the next step in our journey to become an Ontario Health Team (OHT). On May 15, 2019, ETHP submitted a Self-Assessment for consideration to the Ontario Government to deliver integrated health care services to everyone living in our community, and any Ontarian who wishes to receive care in East Toronto.

Together, the ETHP provide a comprehensive basket of health and social services, tailored to meet changing local needs. We provide primary to acute care, food security to supportive housing, home-based healthcare and community support services, birth to end-of-life care, and settlement to employment. Our partnership is built on a legacy of trust in East Toronto, with a multi-decade track record of delivering ‘made in East Toronto’ solutions together with our partners for more than 20 years.

Together, we are:

  • Patients, Families and Caregivers
  • Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East Health Network)
  • Providence Healthcare (Unity Health)
  • South Riverdale Community Health Centre (on behalf of East Toronto CHCs)
  • VHA Home HealthCare (VHA)
  • WoodGreen Community Services (WoodGreen)
  • Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Home and Community Care
  • Primary care leadership committed to designing a Primary Care Network for East Toronto

At the centre of our model are the people we collectively serve; they were involved in the planning and design phases of this process, and are engaged as active members of the ETHP. As we evolve and expand our partnership model, we continue to follow a rigorous and inclusive engagement and co-design process to involve community members in East Toronto.

Our sincere gratitude and thanks to our partners that provided valuable insight and feedback in the early days of this process. This exciting and complex work takes a village and we look forward to continuing the conversation and working with all of our partners in the coming weeks and months to shape and design the future of health and community care in East Toronto.

Click here to read the East Toronto Health Partners’ Self-Assessment to become an Ontario Health Team

East Toronto Health Partners -Self-Assessment- May 15, 2019

Renovation Update: 955 Queen Street East

Reconstruction at our Head Office continues with renovations to the first floor washrooms starting today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

The 1st floor men’s washroom will be under renovation starting, Tuesday May 14th.  The 1st floor women’s washroom will become an ALL GENDER washroom.

Thank you to all our clients and community members for your patience as we continue the renovations from the great flood of January 2019.

Toronto.com: Earth Day celebrated in south Riverdale

Community health centre hosted fun activities for the environment


Staff at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre prepared and served a plant-based and vegetarian meal for the community during their Earth day event on April 25. – SRCHC photo

On Thursday, April 25, South Riverdale Community Health Centre welcomed a crowd of about 75 people to celebrate Earth Day with a community gathering and a delicious plant-based and vegetarian meal. Guests were serenaded by Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, an Anishinaabe-kwe musician, who shared songs of her culture and traditions.

We also welcomed Toronto-Danforth representatives Coun. Paula Fletcher, MPP Peter Tabuns and MP Julie Dabrusin, who all stopped by to visit the celebration held outside in the sunshine in the courtyard between the Centre and Queen Street Presbyterian Church at Queen Street East and Carlaw Avenue.

Dozens of people from the community, clients, and neighbours browsed informative and interactive booths hosted by the centre’s programs — DECNET — diabetes health, Choose Health — self-management program, MATCH — Midwifery and Toronto Community Health, and the asthma program featuring demonstrations on pole-walking, balcony gardening and carbon monoxide breath tests.

Toronto Field Naturalists, Toronto Public Library and the City of Toronto waste management program featured interactive displays including turtle shells and hornets’ nests, books and library activities on bees and spiders, recycling quiz games, roulette wheels and mini-recycling bin prizes. Visitors peddled their way to smoothies on the blender bike and joined in a tai chi demonstration.

We also offered tours of our rooftop garden and hosted a nature walk reflecting on Indigenous history and our connection to the land and the Don River.

The South Riverdale Community Health Centre has a long legacy of advocating for the environment and environmental health, and believes in health equity for all in the community, protecting local species is important to ensure access to food security and healthy, stable ecosystems.

The centre’s mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care, and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches.