Capital Planning

LHINs and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) work together to oversee a number of health capital programs for the following LHIN-funded health service provicers (HSPs):

Public Hospitals
Community Health Centres (CHCs)
Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs)
Community Based Mental Health and Addictions Agencies (MH&A) 
 Residential Hospices
Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning, including Own Funds projects
 Community Health Capital Program (CHCP) including Own Funds projects  Hospice Capital Program
Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF)
Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF)
 
Post Construction Operating Plan (PCOP) funding
   

Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning

In November 2010, the Ministry and Ontario LHINs released a Joint Review Framework for early capital planning. Under this Framework, LHINs play a critical role in advising on, and endorsing the program and service elements of all capital projects in the early capital planning stages.

The Framework was developed to fulfil provisions of the Ministry/LHIN Accountability Agreement (MLAA) which requires local needs and LHIN advice to be considered in the review of capital planning submissions. It places an emphasis on local health system needs as the primary driver for capital initiatives.
In addition to the Framework, the Ministry Capital Planning Manual, in place since 1996 and still in effect today, defines the processes, policies, and procedures for capital projects.

For additional information about the Framework, click on the links below:

Community Health Capital Program

In 2016, the Ministry released the Community Health Capital Program (CHCP) policy that provides a unified approach for the review, approval, and funding of community health care infrastructure capital projects in Ontario by the Ministry.

Community sector LHIN-funded HSPs and organizations who provide direct service-related programming are eligible under the CHCP:

  • Community Health Centres (CHCs)
  • Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs)
  • Community Based Mental Health and Addictions (MH&As) Agencies

In addition to the CHCP, the Ministry Capital Planning Manual, in place since 1996, is still in effect today. It defines the processes, policies, and procedures for capital projects.

For additional information about the CHCP policy, click on the links below:

The CHCP Policy training presentations are provided for your reference below:

Hospice Capital Program

In June 2017, the Ministry released the Hospice Capital Program (HCP) policy that contains a description of policy(s) specific to the provision of capital funding to support infrastructure (i.e., bricks and mortar) for eligible hospice care provider organizers in Ontario, which deliver end-of-life programs and services.

The HCP policy is designed to be used with additional resources as outlined below including, but not limited to: