About Us

Shared Purpose

“We strive to be the healthiest community in Canada. We, as a community, will co-design an innovative and equitable system that anticipates, meets, and exceeds the needs of all our people.”

Our Members

ABOUT US

Shared Purpose

“We strive to be the healthiest community in Canada. We, as a community, will co-design an innovative and equitable system that anticipates, meets, and exceeds the needs of all our people.”

 

Our Anchor Partners

The SGBOHT is comprised of ten anchor organizations, inclusive of Community Connection, Georgian Bay Family Health Team, Georgian Bay Family Health Organization, Hospice Georgian Triangle, Breaking Down Barriers, Canadian Mental Health Association, South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Bay Haven Care Community, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team members collaborate with patients, families, caregivers and the community to co-design the best possible care for our region.

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team is supported by funding through the Government of Ontario. 

Ontario Health Teams (OHT)

Ontario Health Teams are being introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under Ontario Health Teams, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care.

Providers and organizations eligible to become an Ontario Health Team include, but are not limited to, those that provide:

    • primary care (including inter-professional primary care and physicians)
    • secondary care (e.g., in-patient and ambulatory medical and surgical services (includes specialist services)
    • home care
    • community support services
    • mental health and addictions services
    • health promotion and disease prevention services
    • rehabilitation and complex care
    • palliative care (e.g., hospice)
    • residential care and short-term transitional care (e.g., in supportive housing, long-term care homes, retirement homes)
    • long-term care home placement
    • emergency health services
    • laboratory and diagnostic services
    • midwifery services, and
    • other social and community services and other services, as needed by the population.

There are many Ontario health Teams that have been established across Ontario, including the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team. The South Georgian Bay OHT works to create a connected health and social care system focused on what is most important to our local citizens.

The SGB OHT Partners have a long-standing history of collaboration, spanning more than a decade.

Our Official Approval

SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY HEALTH PARTNERS ARE SELECTED TO BECOME AN ONTARIO HEALTH TEAM.

Collingwood, Ontario – November 18, 2020 – Today, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care announced the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (SGBOHT) as one of 13 new Ontario Health Teams in the province to provide better, connected care to patients. The SGBOHT is one of 42 Ontario Health Teams in the province.

Through the Ontario Health Team model, patients will experience easier transitions from one provider to another, including, for example, between hospitals and long-term care, with one patient story, one patient record and one care plan.

“While still in its early stages, Ontario Health Teams are already breaking down long-standing barriers to better connect care for both patients and our frontline heroes,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “These teams have demonstrated remarkable responsiveness to the COVID-19 outbreak by helping to address challenges in a variety of areas, and they are essential to building a connected health care system centered around the needs of patients.”

The SGBOHT is comprised of partners across the health and social sectors including Community Connection, Georgian Bay Family Health Team, Georgian Bay Family Health Organization, Hospice Georgian Triangle, Breaking Down Barriers, Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County, South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Bay Haven Care Community, Entité 4, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Home and Community Care. The SGBOHT is also supported by the County of Simcoe, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and local townships and municipalities. Over the next year, the SGBOHT will continue to focus on creating a health care system that is designed locally with patients, families, caregivers and providers to meet the needs of its community.

Local population data analysis and a robust community engagement session with patients, families, health care providers, community organizations and residents, identified seniors with complex health conditions as the first-year patient population of focus for the SGBOHT. The goal of the SGBOHT will be to organize seamless care for these seniors and ensure they feel supported and connected to their community. This is especially critical during the pandemic as seniors, especially those with complex health issues, are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and the associated challenges of living during the pandemic.

Get Involved 

There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can get involved with the South Georgian Bay OHT.

COLLINGWOOD

WASAGA BEACH

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We are a team of local health professionals, organizations, and community members working to create a network where patients have access to the right care, from the right team, in the right care setting when they need it.

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Avening, Batteaux, Brentwood, Cashtown Corners, Creemore, Dunedin, Duntroon, Glen Huron, Maple Valley, New Lowell, Nottawa, Pretty River Valley, Smithdale, Stayner, Sunnidale, Sunnidale Corners and Websterville.

Member Organizations Form the Collaboration Council

The South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (SGB OHT) has a core membership of community organizations that make up the Collaboration Council, which is the voting membership of the team.

The South Georgian Bay OHT is fortunate to have active engagement from our valued community supporters on our Action teams to inform, design and implement our local projects. 

SGB OHT Members
  • are committed to upholding the values and principles that guide the work of the SGB OHT
  • guide project planning, implementation and measurement of collaborative projects
  • oversee operations, budget, and strategic development of the SGB OHT
  • bring the perspective of their network to inform local decision-making

Currently, 10 anchor organizations from across the health and social service care spectrum and the chair of our SGB OHT Patient, Family and Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC) represent the Collaboration Council.

Community Members form the

Patient, Family/Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC)

Our SGB OHT has collaborated and co-designed our work with patients, family members, caregivers, and members of our community since we first began our work as the SGB OHT in 2019. Since that time, we have formally engaged and established the SGB OHT patient, family, and caregiver advisory council to co-design our work and strategic direction. This group has met monthly since March 2021 and continues to be engaged and informed members of the SGB OHT.

Patient, Family/Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC)

We are seeking community members who would like to volunteer to participate in the co-design and support of the PFAC goals, projects, and working group. Please reach out to learn more or to join. 

Click to learn more: www.southgeorgianbayoht.ca/patient-family-advisory-council/

SGB OHT Annual Plan

Our Annual Plan showcases where we are heading and our current projects, including how we are redesigning access to services so everyone in South Georgian Bay can access the services they need when they need them. View the plan below or download the PDF by clicking here.

Our Story

SGB OHT partners

May 1, 2019

The SGB OHT was established by 11 longstanding partners with a demonstrated significant impact when working together. The partners are committed to broad collaboration with all health and social care organizations and citizens in SGB.

Strategic Framework Development. Members of the community sitting around tables listening to someone present.

December 1, 2019

A significant milestone was achieved by inviting health and social care organizations and patient and family advisors in SGB to come together and define the purpose, principles and priorities for the SGB OHT.

People sitting around a table table notes.

January 2, 2020

The SGB OHT continued their generative process of engagement with all key stakeholders and citizens in SGB in the development of the SBG OHT.

March 1, 2020

The SGB OHT Partners came together to proactively respond as one cohesive community to COVID-19, building on our strengths and aligning with our OHT goals and structure, reconfirming the value of being an OHT.

November 1, 2020

The SGB OHT received formal Ministry of Health approval and worked together to develop plans for strategy and execution, ensuring shared accountability, distributed leadership and full engagement of the SGB community.

Notes taken during the strategic planning sessions.

January 3, 2021

SGB OHT partners, governors and patients/clients, families and caregivers collaborated to confirm our co-designed shared purpose, principles by which we are going to work together, key priorities and the decision-making process. The outcome of this discussion formed the development of the SGB OHT strategic framework.

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