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“The foundation for health care in Ontario is primary care and the patients it serves. I strongly believe that the alliance between a primary care provider and the patient is central to providing excellent, quality care but this can only occur when supported by our vision of the integrated care hub. It is important that the integrated care hub is shaped by not only the patients who will be using it, but the providers who are caring for them.”

Dr. Tanya Sehgal, SCOPE Primary Care Lead & Physician at Queen Square FHT

“As a member of this community and someone who has interacted with the health system – both as a patient and as a family member – I am thrilled at the idea of a comprehensive health and wellness support network being available for residents in Brampton, North Etobicoke and the surrounding areas. Being part of the working group and being given a voice to represent patients and family members amongst 186 partner organizations has been a tremendous privilege, and a positive sign of inclusivity and collaboration moving forward.”

Gordon Newman, Chair of the CW OHT PFAC

“The concept of integrated care for all Ontarians delivered through new Ontario Health Teams is an excellent opportunity for all health care providers to work more closely with patients and caregivers to ensure the best care possible. Our team at CANES Community Care is excited to be part of a new Ontario Health Team in Brampton/Etobicoke and surrounding area. We look forward to sharing our resources with other service providers to enhance the level of care our clients receive every day.”

Gord Gunning, CEO, CANES Community Care

“This is an exciting time for health care in the region, with an unprecedented commitment by local health care and social service providers to collaborate and improve the way care is delivered to the growing community. Our proposed new, innovative model aims to better integrate health services and provide a seamless health care experience for patients, caregivers and their families across the region.”

Kiki Ferrari, Chief Operating Officer, William Osler Health System

“For far too long individuals who struggle with mental health and addictions have experienced great difficulty in getting what they need from our health care and social service systems. Working with our partners to develop the vision for an Ontario Health Team in our community, has harnessed our collective will and expertise, while ensuring greater accountability in the design of better systems of care. Ontario Health Teams are a promising example of partnership and collaboration leading to better integrated care and improved outcomes for clients and families.”

Lisa Ali, Senior Director, Clinical Strategy and Services at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Dufferin

“Spreading team-based care will support more people in our region to receive the very best health services. Our approach to care builds on primary care services, which is most people’s first point of access. It will ensure that as a patient’s or client’s needs change, their care experience is coordinated and their care team is collaborating. It’s exciting to be part of an integrated team of providers focused on a patient’s overall health.”

Neil Shah, Executive Director, Queen Square Family Health Team