Apply now for the 2017 Minister's Medal

Application templates are now available for the 2017 Minister's Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety.

The Minister's Medal is a competitive, annual award program that recognizes excellent work done by health care partners across the province. The recipient of the award is someone who places patients at the centre of the circle of care while promoting value and quality in the health care system.

This award supports the Patients First Action Plan for Health Care, which ensures that the health care decision-making process reflects the needs and opinions of those that it serves.

The theme of this year's awards is Patients as Partners, which focuses on health system issues being addressed in collaboration with people that matter most – patients, caregivers and their families. By highlighting the importance of collaborating with individuals with lived experience, the ministry is working to ensure patients' voices are heard in health care decision-making at all levels.

In previous years, two medals have been awarded – one for teams working together to provide excellence in patient-centred care, and one for individual providers who have demonstrated dedication, vision and leadership in championing high quality patient-centred care.

In addition to these awards, the ministry is introducing a new award category for 2017 that recognizes the important contributions of patients, families, and caregivers who have enhanced patient engagement within their communities. This award will highlight the many opportunities for patient engagement at all levels of the system and recognize patients as partners in health care delivery.

How to apply

Download the following application and send to your local Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) office via email by 5 pm on August 8th 2017.


For more information please contact, Michelle Marincic at