Independent Health Facilities

Call for Applications-Cataract Surgeries

The Minister of Health has authorized the Director of Independent Health Facilities (IHFs) to issue a call for applications for new IHF licenses for the provision of cataract surgeries in community settings in Ontario.


Application Submission

Applications must be submitted on or before February 16, 2021 11:59PM
The ministry will provide confirmation of receipt to applicants by email within 1 business day of submission of an Application.

Any applications received by the Ministry after the submission deadline will not be considered.

Application Guidelines and Form

The Application Guidelines are available to be downloaded.

Please email to request the Application Form.

All necessary information required to complete the application form is contained within the application guidelines document.

Questions and Answers

If you have any additional questions that are not answered by information contained in the Application Guidelines, please email your questions to before the question submission deadline of January 25, 2021, 11:59PM.

All questions received by the questions submission deadline and the responses will be posted on this web page so that all potential Applicants may benefit from the response. Note that the posted material will not identify who submitted the question.

*Update February 1, 2021* The Q&A document based on questions received by the question submission deadline can be found here.


Applicants shall meet all of the following minimum eligibility requirements to be considered under the Call for Applications:


For More Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided on this webpage please contact the Independent Health Facilities Program at 613-548-6637.