LHIN Community Engagement Guidelines - June 2016

Local decision making is the model that the LHINs are built on, and one that values the input of community members, health care professionals and stakeholders to inform our planning and decision making processes.

The following community engagement guidelines give the 14 LHINs consistent tools for planning and evaluating community engagement.

Toronto Central LHIN Community Engagement Toolkit

In 2010 Toronto Central LHIN convened a Task Group of representatives from provider organizations across all sectors to advise and work with the LHIN to develop a community engagement strategy. The first task was to clearly define the roles and expectations of the LHIN and health service providers regarding community engagement and to develop tools to support community engagement activities in the LHIN.

The Community Engagement Toolkit outlines the roles, accountabilities and expectations regarding community engagement, and provides a number of tools to assist health service providers and the LHIN in their community engagement activities.


Engaging Primary Care Physicians

Effective primary care is essential to a high performing health system. Well integrated primary care models can achieve distinct health, service and system goals simultaneously. 

This primary care physician engagement resource guide serves to enhance collaboration, improve relations, streamline methods of physician-LHIN communication and represents a positive step towards enabling the provision of high quality care.