Community Engagement

Effective community engagement is an important driver behind Toronto Central LHIN’s implementation of our Integrated Health Service Plan. The Toronto Central LHIN has a diverse population and effective engagement requires a creative approach that not only promotes equity and reflects our community’s diversity, but also builds on the strengths of the leaders our health service provider organizations and our community. 

We are constantly seeking new ways to expand and deepen our reach into our diverse health care provider, patient/client and resident communities, including Aboriginal, Francophone, ethno-cultural neighbourhoods and marginalized groups in our LHIN.

The Toronto Central LHIN Citizens' Panel

The Toronto Central LHIN Citizens' Panel is a diverse and dynamic group of citizens who are collaborating with us to help shape their local health care system.  The Panel’s valuable experience and insight are helping to ensure that all Toronto Central LHIN planning is grounded in what matters most to the individuals, families and communities we serve. 

Read about our Citizens' Panel members here.

Read the Citizens' Panel Terms of Reference here.

The Patient’s Voice

Your feedback makes a difference.

Click here to read what we’ve learned by listening to the patient’s voice.

The St. Michael’s Resident’s Health Services Panel

The St. Michael’s Resident’s Health Services Panel is a group of 28 local residents from central-east Toronto. Panelists aren’t allpatients or have health care experience. They are an advisory group for St. Michael’s Hospital to identify and address gaps within the local health system. This is the first time that St. Michael’s, with the support of the Toronto Central LHIN, has recruited local residents to help identify the most important gaps in local health services and recommend ways to address them. Sessions are facilitated by St. Michael’s staff and public engagement experts, and are held on weekends and weeknights to better accommodate panelists.

View the 'Public Engagement in the New LHIN Sub-Region Model' Poster here

View the St.Michael's Resident's Health Service Panel Report here




Our community engagement resources aim to support conversations with the public  to better inform ongoing work within the LHIN.


Learn more about recent and previous Toronto Central LHIN community engagement activities.