Our Governance

East Toronto Health Partners’ (ETHP) governance structure employs a “network of networks” model, enabled by a group of trusted partners representing the full continuum of care (see below). These partners, as well as two members of ETHP’s Community Advisory Council, make up the ETHP Leadership Team. This team facilitates change and improves care through a streamlined decision-making process for our OHT. 

In January 2024, ETHP launched a triad leadership model under which an Administrative Co-Lead, Medical Co-Lead and Community Co-Lead are also part of the ETHP Leadership Team. This helps ensure our OHT is further ensuring the interests of patients, caregivers, families and their communities are heard and considered in the decision-making process to design, develop and implement health services for East Toronto residents. 

As one of 12 OHTs identified for acceleration, we will evolve our governance structure based on feedback from our members to ensure we are meeting their and our communities’ needs. 

Current members of ETHP include: 

  • Patient, caregiver and community advisors* 
  • Engaged partners** 
  • Supporting partners*** 
  • East Toronto Family Practice Network (EasT-FPN) (representing the voice of more than 270 family physicians in East Toronto) 
  • Chester Village (representing long-term care) 
  • Michael Garron Hospital (representing hospital and acute care) 
  • Providence Healthcare (Unity Health Toronto) (representing complex continuing care and rehabilitation) 
  • South Riverdale Community Health Centre (on behalf of East Toronto community health centres) 
  • St. Michael's Homes (representing mental health and substance use sector) 
  • VHA Home HealthCare (liaison to home care providers) 
  • WoodGreen Community Services (representing home and community care, community mental health, addictions and developmental services, community support services and housing) 

*Patient/client, caregiver and community advisors are at the centre of ETHP’s governance structure. 

**Engaged partners are healthcare and social services organizations actively involved in the planning and delivery of specific initiatives. See all our partners. 

***Supporting partners are healthcare, social services and community organizations that remain informed and involved in ETHP work. However, they may not be actively involved in the planning and delivery of services. See all our partners. 

The organizational members above are the formal signatories to ETHP’s joint venture agreement (Download PDF) and to the eventual accountability agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Health. 

ETHP is supported by funding from the Government of Ontario.