Community Health Service Providers
The resources and information below are for community providers funded by the South West LHIN. This includes: Community Support Services, Community Mental Health & Addictions and Community Health Centres.
The South West LHIN will again be accepting Requests for In-Year Reallocations of Funds from Community Health Service Providers (HSPs). For more details, see the request form below. Timelines are as follows:
First intake period: October 30, 2018- November 9, 2018
Second intake period: January 29, 2019 - February 8, 2019
Please send completed forms to SWLHINreporting@lhins.on.ca and copy your financial analyst.
Note that any dedicated service funding reallocations such as physician compensation or problem gambling will only be considered during first intake period and will not be considered in second intake period.
Community Accountability Planning Submissions (CAPS) & Multi Sector Service Accountability Agreements (MSAA)
Tools and Forms
Please ensure that your signing dates are dated after the “Applicable Period” dates. As there is no manner in which a Board can verify compliance for a time period,when the time period has not yet concluded. The Board must make this assessment AFTER the time period has expired, otherwise, they cannot assure compliance for the entire period.
Education and Resources
Q2 2018-19 Quarterly Report Completion Guide
Health Data Branch Web Portal
Presentation 2014 Community HSP Sector Reporting Information Session
Reporting and Information Guide (Quick Tips)
Performance Improvement (Scorecard, Report on Performance)
Provincial SRI User Guide (PDF 3.8MB)
ARR HSP Guide 2016-17
Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF)
Community Health Service Providers (HSPs) are responsible for planning infrastructure renewal activities to ensure that their facilities are in a good state of repair. Recognizing the need for the renewal of community health care infrastructure, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) created the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) program. This program is intended to assist eligible HSPs in addressing renewal needs on a priority basis.
Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) 2018-2019
Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) 2017-2018
Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) 2016-2017
Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (M-SAA Obligation)
The South West LHIN believes that the health system has a collective responsibility to take action to improve the experience of care for Indigenous Peoples through participating in the Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Program. The ICS training program is an important quality initiative designed to support health service providers in understanding their role in reconciliation, leading to improvements in the Indigenous patient experience. This training involves understanding the ongoing impacts of colonialization, resulting health inequalities and can serve as the foundation to developing collaborative relationships with Indigenous Communities to build improvements and reduce disparities.
Health Service Providers are to submit an annual ICS training plan to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ICS Training Plan” as the subject by May 31, 2018.
HSPs can use the ICS Training Plan Template (word doc) to identify your annualized training plan, and track training progress to support the LHIN reports for this obligation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Deyell or Krista McMullen. Organizations can register staff in the online ICS program in accordance with their training plan at any time by email to email@example.com
Additional information on ICS Registration can be found here.
Policies and Guidelines
Polices related to Community Health Service Providers are articulated in the M-SAA, and can be found listed on Schedule D contained inside the M-SAA.
The Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Guideline, 2009 is provided below. These guidelines have been prepared to support and help improve supply chain activities at Ontario’s BPS organizations.
Community Health Centre Specific Policies:
Community Mental Health and Addictions Specific Policies:
Community Support Services Specific Policies:
PSW Wage Enhancement Directive: