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Ministry Status: Activation Status

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is at Activation Status regarding the ongoing opioid crisis in Ontario.

This level of activation supports mechanisms to monitor, share information and support the health system.

Ministry Status Indicators

Ministry Status: Routine Monitoring & Engagement

During Routine Monitoring & Engagement Status, the ministry develops and implements mitigation and preparedness initiatives in consultation and coordination with stakeholders, including developing plans and implementing exercises and training/ awareness programs. The ministry monitors the development of situations that may threaten the health system or the health of Ontarians.

Ministry Status: Activation Status

During Activation Status, the ministry responds to threats and hazards to the health of Ontarians and the healthcare system in a coordinated approach through the Ministry Emergency Operations Centre.

Ministry Status: Recovery

Following a ministry Activation, the ministry may require a designated period for Recovery to resume regular operations.

For More Information

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health System Emergency Management Branch
1075 Bay Street, Suite 810
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2B1
Fax : 416-212-4466
TTY : 1-800-387-5559
E-mail : emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca


Health workers and health sector employers can call the Healthcare Provider Hotline for more information
Toll free : 1-866-212-2272

CritiCall Ontario provides a 24 hour call centre for hospitals to contact on-call specialists; arrange for appropriate hospital bed access and facilitate urgent triage for patients