Capital Planning

LHINs and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) work together to oversee a number of health capital programs including:

General Capital Initiatives and Own Funds Capital Projects for hospitals and HSPs

LHIN-funded health service providers (HSPs) eligible under the Ministry’s health capital program include:
  • Public Hospitals
  • Community Health Centres (CHCs)
  • Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs)
  • Community-Based Mental Health and Addictions (MH&As) Agencies
  • Long-term Care Supportive Housing Providers (typically supporting programs for the frail elderly, acquired brain injury, physically disabled, and HIV/AIDS)
The Ministry Capital Planning Manual – in place since 1996, defines the processes, policies, and procedures for capital projects.

Hospital Capital Projects

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 Joint Review 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.

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

  • Public hospitals (including own funds projects as per legislation)
  • Community Health Centres
  • Community-Based Mental Health Programs
  • Community-Based Substance Abuse (Addiction) Programs
  • Long-term Care Supportive Housing Providers (typically supporting programs for the frail elderly, acquired brain injury, physically disabled and HIV/AIDS)

For additional information about the framework, click on the links below.

Community Health Capital Projects

In 2016, the Ministry released the Community Health Capital Programs (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
For additional information about the CHCP policy, click on the links below:

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