What do LHINs do?
Prior to the formation of LHINs, health care services in Ontario were fragmented and many health care providers delivered care in isolation. Patients and their loved ones were forced to make their own way through a very complex health system as they moved from one health service provider to another.
LHINs were created to change all that. In March 2006, the Local Health System Integration Act, transformed the way our health care system is managed.
On June 7th, 2017, home and community care services operations were transferred to Local Health Integration Networks. This system change, a part of the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, was seamless for patients and home care clients in order to ensure that there was no disruption to care.
How are LHINs governed?
LHINs operate as crown agencies and are governed by a board of directors who are appointed by the province after a rigorous skill and merit-based selection process. The board of directors is responsible for the management and control of the affairs of the LHIN and is the key point of interaction with the ministry. CEOs report directly to the LHIN boards. Meet out board of directors here:
How can I learn more about Toronto Central LHIN?
To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Contact Us page.