Rural and Northern Health Care Framework

Public Consultations

This framework is about addressing the challenges faced by Ontarians in rural and northern communities every day. The government needs to hear from Ontarians to help identify and understand those challenges.

To help inform the development of the government’s Rural and Northern Health Care Framework, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care engaged people in rural and northern Ontario communities through public consultations.

The public consultations included several approaches for obtaining qualitative and quantitative feedback from the public.

  1. Online focus groups, took place at the end of December
  2. Regional round-table discussions, held in January and February
  3. An online survey throughout February
  4. An opportunity for all Ontarians to provide their feedback through the ministry website, or by mail; and
  5. Discussions with healthcare partners.

The ministry appreciates the participation and input of all who took part in the consultations on this matter.

Where were the roundtable discussions held?

The roundtables took place in locations throughout the province including Temiskaming Shores (New Liskeard), Burford, Hanover, Drayton, Shelburne, Petrolia, Renfrew, Picton, Haliburton, Orillia and Dryden.

Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-term Care and Rick Johnson, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock hosted the regional roundtable sessions.

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