Health Care Transformation in Ontario: OASW's Participation in Consultations

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) issued a discussion paper on December 17, 2015 entitled "Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario". The discussion paper outlines four proposals which, if implemented, would represent a major transformation of our health care system. In essence, the proposals would expand the role of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and address structural issues to improve access to primary care, standardize and strengthen home and community care, and strengthen population and public health.  

OASW participated in the consultation process by attending a stakeholder roundtable discussion hosted by the MOHLTC as well as a health care roundtable discussion hosted by the PC Health Critic, Jeff Yurek; submitted a written submission to the MOHLTC proposals; and contributed to the written submission by APACTS (Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services). 

To view OASW's response see PDF below.

About OASW
OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, provincial, non-profit association representing approximately 5,200 social workers. All practicing members have a university degree in social work at the bachelor's, master's or doctoral level. OASW works actively to speak on behalf of social workers and advocate for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.