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Save Public Medicare! Information: LHINS Update

Posted: October 17, 2006

(October 17, 2006)

On the following pages is an update regarding the status of the LHINs strategic plans and consultations. This information is being sent over our local LHINs listserves for each region. We will not be sending further notices specific to local LHINs over this central OHC list. If you would like to join your local LHINs listserve to receive notices and information about what your LHIN is doing, please scroll down and follow the instructions below the update.

If you have further information, corrections or updates for your LHIN region, please do reply to your local LHIN listserve and let people know.

Natalie Mehra



The deadline for the LHINs to send in their Strategic Plans to the Ministry is the end of October.

Some LHINs have released theirs locally for input prior to the submission deadline of October 31. Some have not.

Note: IHSP=Integrated Health Service Plan. This is their strategic planning document. For more background on individual LHINS, including integration priority reports and population health profiles, visit the individual LHIN sites via

Erie St. Clair LHIN

Erie St. Clair LHIN will complete its integrated health services plan by October 31. It will be released to the public on December 1. No further consultations have been scheduled for the present.

South West LHIN

South-west LHIN will release its IHSP after October 31.

Waterloo Wellington LHIN

Waterloo Wellington LHIN’s draft IHSP is available at:

Waterloo Wellington will hold a public board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7:00pm-9:30pm at Old Quebec Street Shoppes Mall, 55 Wyndham Street N., Guelph, Main Level Room 228. The IHSP will be voted on at this meeting. For more information about Board meetings, please contact Sue Southwell, Executive Assistant at (519) 822-6208 ext. 209 or email:

Hamilton Niagara Brant LHIN

IHSP will not be released “for a few weeks”. Consultations have concluded.

Central West LHIN

The IHSP is available at

Public consultations have ended but you can send feedback on this document to the Central West LHIN by e-mail at, by fax at (905) 455-0427, or by mail at 8 Nelson Street West, Suite 300, Brampton ON L6X 4J2.

Mississauga Halton LHIN

The IHSP will be released next week. For the month of October, a special LHIN Board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the LHINs corporate offices, to approve the proposed Integrated Health Service Plan for the Mississauga Halton LHIN communities. 700 Dorval Drive, Suite 500, Oakville, ON L6K 3V3.

Toronto Central LHIN

The IHSP will be released “mid-November”.

Central LHIN

The draft IHSP is available for download at:

No further public consultations are listed.

Central East LHIN

The draft IHSP is available at:

There is also a fact sheet:

And a feedback form:

South East LHIN

The draft IHSP report is available at

There is an executive summary at:

The stakeholder process is described at

Quantitative analysis is given at

The consultation process has ended.

Champlain LHIN

The draft IHISP was released recently. Consultations are scheduled this week and next at locations up and down the Ottawa Valley. There is also a feedback form available alongside the 30-odd page draft. Upcoming meetings include: October 19 , 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Orléans Ècole Secondaire Catholique; Garneau, 6588 Rue Carrière, October 23, 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Casselman Casselview Golf Course, 844 Casselview Road, Route 700

The IHSP and feedback form are available at:

North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN

The IHSP will be finished by October 31 and will be released by Dec. 1. North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN is planning public conferences in the near future. Phone1-866-903-5446 for dates.

North East LHIN

The IHSP will be released at the beginning of December. No further consultations are listed.

Northwest LHIN

An executive summary of the IHSP is available for download at

There is a backgrounder at

Feedback can still be submitted through the following form:

The full plan will be released at the beginning of December. Community engagement is ongoing – more meetings will take place, but none have been announced yet.

LHINs Contact Information:

We have collected information through LHINs websites and through calling the LHINs. Some never answer the phone and do not return calls. Others are very good. Please let us know if you are trying to contact your LHIN and cannot get anywhere. We are collecting this information.

Erie St. Clair – 519-351-5677

South West – 519-672-0445

Waterloo Wellington – 519-822-6208

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant – 905-945-4930

Central West – 905-455-1281

Mississauga Halton – 905-337-7131

Toronto Central – 416-921-7453

Central – 905-948-1872

Central East – 905-427-5497

South East – 613-967-0196

Champlain – 613-747-6784

North Simcoe Muskoka – 705-326-7750

North East – 705-840-2872

North West – 807-684-9425

LHINS Watchdogs

The Ontario Health Coalition is organizing LHINs email networks- called listserves – to share information and intelligence about activities in each LHIN area. This is the first stage in setting up a communications infrastructure across each LHIN. All those who support the goals of the OHC are invited to join. All you need to do is:

– Find your LHIN search by postal code at: http://www.

– Email your LHIN Listserve, using the correct email address for your LHIN, as listed below. Just send a blank email from your email address to the appropriate address below and you will be subscribed.

All listserves are moderated and only postings that are on-topic, new information and appropriate will be sent across the lists.


1. Erie St. Clair (

2. South West ( )

3. Waterloo Wellington ( )

4. Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant ( )

5. Central West (

6. Mississauga Halton (

7. Toronto Central (

8. Central ( – note this is the only address with an underscore.

9. Central East (

10. South East ( )

11. Champlain (

12. North Simcoe Muskoka (

13. North East (

14. North West (

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