Building an Ontario Health Team for East Toronto

Ontario Health Team for East Toronto
Ontario Health Team for East Toronto

South Riverdale Community Health Centre has been part of a network of health care providers and organizations for several years. Formed in 2018, the East Toronto Health Partnership (ETHP) agreed to work together to form an Ontario Health Team for East Toronto. In early 2019, the Ontario government announced it was consolidating its local and provincial health networks.

The ETHP group’s partner organizations include Providence Healthcare (Unity Health Toronto), VHA Home HealthCare, WoodGreen Community Services, Michael Garron Hospital, and South Riverdale Community Health Centre as well as primary care partners. On May 15, the ETHP submitted an expression of interest in forming an Ontario Health Team for East Toronto.

The ETHP provides a comprehensive basket of health and social services, tailored to meet changing local needs. Its services range from primary to acute care, food security to supportive housing, home-based to community 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.

At the centre of our model are the people we serve who have been involved in the planning and design phases of this process, engaged as active members of the ETHP. As our partnership model evolves and expands, we continue to follow a rigorous and inclusive process of engagement involving East Toronto community members.

In the months ahead, SRCHC is pleased to work with all of our partners to shape and design health care, and to deliver integrated services to those living in our community, and to any Ontarian who wishes to receive care in East Toronto.