Toronto Central LHIN - Expression of Interest

Toronto Central LHIIN is pleased to issue an Expression of Interest, to identify Health Service Providers (HSPs) who are interested in being considered to implement new capacity in three new investment areas, starting in 2017-2018.  These new investments were announced in the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to strengthen healthcare and improve the overall health and well-being of Ontarians.  

The three new investment areas are: 

1. Supportive Housing Units for Ontarians living with serious mental health issues and/or problematic substance use. 
• Establishment of 1,150 new, permanent Supportive Housing Units, over two years, for Ontarians living with serious mental health issues and/or problematic substance use issues who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

2. Seniors at Home: Housing Assistance and Support Services for seniors designated ALC
• Provision of housing assistance and support services for seniors designated Alternate Level of Care (ALC) at hospital and/or other health facilities who are homeless, or unable to return home due to appropriateness of the home / built form and who need affordability assistance to secure an appropriate unit and/or require supports to live independently. 

3. Short-term Transitional Care Solutions for seniors
• TC LHIN is developing a response to the MOHLTC EOI and at this point is looking for Health Service Providers to self-identify as interested participants in the Implementation Stage.
• Purpose: Implementation of local, innovative Short-term Transitional Care Solutions that build on and/or develop partnerships to utilize existing capacity along the continuum of care to reduce ALC pressures including the seniors’ population.    

Building on Current System Planning – For the two seniors focused EOIs

Toronto Central LHIN’s ALC Task Group on Transition and Flow has been working on a system response to address short-term and long-term transitional /reintegration options for patients designated ALC or at risk of ALC, and this will inform Toronto Central LHIN planning with regard to the Seniors at Home and Short Term Transitional Care Submissions.

This slide deck, Framework for Reintegration/Transitional Programs, provides a framework for assisting providers in preparing their submissions. The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network is looking to spread and scale existing short-stay reintegration models as well as opportunities to support other new  innovative models to build a ‘menu’ of short-term and long-term transitional/reintegration options to reduce ALC pressures. 

Fostering Partnerships and a Coordinated System

Integration is a fundamental part of our work at Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.  Proponents are strongly encouraged to work with sector organizations (e.g., hospitals, supportive housing agencies, housing providers, agencies providing mental health and addictions and other community services) to develop coordinated plans that meet the targeted population needs.  

 
Toronto Central LHIN strives to foster a coordinated system where provincial and local stakeholders including City of Toronto, LHINs, MCSS Regional Offices, MCYS Regional Offices, Indigenous organizations, housing providers, community agencies and community residents work together towards a common vision and outcomes.   This effort is closely aligned with the objectives of the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care and the many activities along the Integration Spectrum that aims to produce better outcomes for clients, patients, and consumers.

Assessment of Proposals: 

Please note that in addition to the criteria laid out within the individual EOI documents and application templates found at the bottom of this communication, the Toronto Central LHIN will also review organizational performance (i.e. financial standing, Service Accountability Agreement, and project performance) within the GTA. 

Furthermore, proposals will be evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate how they will achieve the following:

• Potential to achieve the desired outcomes as stated in the relevant Expression of Interest;
• Utilization and reallocation of existing resources, complimented by new resources to fill in gaps within the continuum;
• Integration of housing model within a continuum of supportive and recovery services for clients;
• Roles and responsibilities of key partners; 
• Outline of how integrated services beyond the core housing support team will be pursued; 
• Service model and delivery through trauma informed and concurrent disorders capable lens; 
• Description of the intended relationship to the Mental Health and Addictions Access Point; and 
• Implementation process (e.g. timelines and feasibility of approach to secure accessible housing resources).


Application Process:

NOTICE: Regarding the Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Seniors Supportive Housing, Short Term Transitional Care Models and MHA Supportive Housing

We are pleased that there is significant interest across the TC LHIN in pursuing the three funding opportunities put forth in the recent Expression of Interests (EOIs) for Seniors Supportive Housing, Short Term Transitional Care Models and MHA Supportive Housing.

After consideration of feedback provided by the 14 LHINs, MOHLTC has extended the deadlines for these EOIs to June 30, 2017. Therefore, the requested submission dates of proposals to the Toronto Central LHIN has also been extended from Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by 12:00pm (noon). Please ensure that your submissions are received by this time.

Submission Titles:

 

Please include the appropriate title in the subject line for the EOI to which you are responding as follows: 


• Housing Assistance and Support Services for seniors designated ALC – please include: "Submission_Seniors_At_Home_EOI_2017” in the subject line of your email. 

• Short-term Transitional Care Solutions for the ALC population – please include “Submission_Short-Term_Transitional_ALC_EOI_2017” in the subject line of your email.  

• Supportive Housing units for Ontarians living with serious mental health issues and/or problematic substance use issues - please include “Submission_MHA_Supportive_Housing_EOI_2017” in the subject line of your email.  

Question and Follow-up Processes:

Please take note of the Question and Follow-up processes outlined below.

Questions:
 
  • Questions are welcomed via email to torontocentral@lhins.on.ca until 12:00pm (noon), Tuesday June 13th, 2017.  No questions will be responded to after this point. 
  • Include “Question_Seniors_At_Home_EOI_2017” or Question_Short-Term_ Transitional_ALC_EOI_2017 or“Question_MHA_Supportive_Housing_EOI_2017” in the subject line of your email as appropriate
  • A summary of questions and responses will be posted on the Toronto Central LHIN website for all potential applicants by 5:00pm, Wednesday June 14th, 2017
  • Please do not call TC LHIN staff directly regarding this Expression of Interest.


Follow up by Evaluation Committee:

The Toronto Central LHIN evaluation committee may follow up with applicants regarding elements of their proposal.  Please ensure that the lead individual on the application is available for phone calls on Wednesday June 28th, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.



Summary of Timelines

Activity

Timeline

Call for Proposals Open                 

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Submission deadline for Questions regarding Expression of Interest

12:00 pm (noon), Tuesday June 13th, 2017.

Summary of Q&As posted on TC LHIN website

5:00 pm, Wednesday June 14th, 2017.

Proposal submission deadline for all EOIs

12:00 pm (noon), Tuesday June 27th, 2017. 

Applicants to hold time for follow-up calls from Evaluation Committee regarding proposal

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wednesday June 28th, 2017

Notification to all applicants regarding evaluation results

To be Confirmed


All LHIN funded agencies are eligible to apply.  Please note that while all HSPs are welcome to apply, scoring is weighted in favour of HSPs with experience in providing services to people with Mental Health and Problematic Substance Use issues and Senior populations.   

Additional information regarding the Expression of Interest and applications template are found in the links below:

  • Click here for additional details and application template related to Supportive Housing units for Ontarians living with serious mental health issues and/or problematic substance use issues
  • Click here for additional information and application template related to Housing Assistance and Support Services for seniors designated ALC
  • Click here for additional details and application template related to Short-term Transitional Care Solutions for Seniors