ETHP’s Community Advisory Council shares 2023/24 Annual Report

East Toronto Health Partners’ (ETHP) Community Advisory Council (CAC) is excited to share its 2023/24 Annual Report, which summarizes the council’s work during its third year. 

The CAC is a group of 15 patient, caregivers and community members who are dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of East Toronto. They are important members of our Ontario Health Team (OHT).  

Working closely with our partner organizations, the CAC provides feedback on a volunteer basis on different health-related programs and services to help improve the way people find and get care in the community. 

Building on the work of the CAC from the previous year, we identified priorities and initiatives that would support our objectives. We continue to be guided by what we identified as the impact of our work: more community-led initiatives at ETHP. 

CAC celebrates milestones 

This year, we witnessed significant milestones including the introduction of Razia Rashed as ETHP’s inaugural Community Co-Lead. Razia’s leadership has been instrumental in ensuring the voices of patients, caregivers, families, and community members are not only heard but integral to decision-making processes. 

Her appointment is a testament to our commitment to community-centered leadership and we are confident that her contributions will continue to propel us toward greater inclusivity and effectiveness in our work. 

In addition, over the past year, CAC members participated in a number of conferences, including the Ontario Caregiver Organization Roundtable; assisted with the development of ETHP’s new shared purpose and belief statements; and collaborated with members of Michael Garron Hospital’s Food Services Team to implement the hospital’s new halal and kosher menu 

View and download the council’s 2023/24 Annual Report (Download PDF). 

As the role of the CAC continues to evolve, council members will continue to focus on supporting the development of engagement strategies while prioritizing the inclusion of equity-deserving and underrepresented groups. 

The council’s goal for the future is to continue ensuring there is community representation in all key ETHP decision-making bodies. 

If you are interested in learning more about the work of the CAC and their role in improving the way people in East Toronto find and get care, we invite you to learn more about the CAC or view the 2023/24 Annual Report by clicking the link above. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *