ATTENTION: Dufferin & Bolton/Caledon

All Dufferin and Bolton/Caledon Members. Here is an opportunity for you to engage in a conversation about the services in your area. All the registration information is provided in the message below. Hope you see you all out at this event!!
Dear Hills of Headwaters Collaborative partner,
Guided by a shared purpose to “create one community working together to improve the health and well-being of everyone who lives and provides care across Dufferin-Caledon.” the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative is committed to partnerships. These partnerships will assist us in reimagining how health and care is offered. At this time, we are asking for your assistance to invite people who access your services to a first of many community consultations so that we can collectively gain their perspectives as we co-design care in Dufferin-Caledon.
On October 29th from 2pm – 4pm we will be hosting a first-ever Forum that will establish a Hills of Headwaters Community Wellness Council by bringing together the collective voices and lived experiences of the people who use health and care services. For those partners that have a formal patient/client/caregiver advisory group in place we would ask that this email and invitation be shared with all members. If your organization does not have a formal group, we would ask for your support in sharing this invitation with those that access your services. This may be patients, family members of patients, caregivers, residents, clients or representatives.

To register click here, or paste the following URL into your browser:


At your earliest convenience we would ask that you share this invitation with your members and/or users of your services as soon as possible so they can register for this important event. If successful, this initial Forum will have the participation of 50 – 100 individuals representing a broad range of perspectives. While the focus is to bring together those that use health and care services, we would also support one to two staff that support any of the formal advisory groups.

Please note that the event selected meeting space in Orangeville is fully accessible with free parking. The venue hosts will be waiving any rental feel and will instead collect any non-perishable food items you wish to donate.

Should you require further information or accommodations, do not hesitate to contact any of the following organizers:

Hali Harry-Paul, Administrative Assistant, Health System Strategy (Central West Local Health Integration Network) Hali.Harry-Paul@lhins.on.ca
Sharon Hendry, Quality & Patient Experience Specialist (Headwaters Health Care Centre)shendry@headwatershealth.ca
Heidi Vanderhorst, Program Manager (Dufferin Area Family Health Team)h.vanderhorst@DAFHT.ca


Changes to the Health Care System in Ontario

Ontario is introducing legislation to manage the health system more effectively by coordinating the work of existing provincial health agencies and programs. If the legislation is passed, Ontario would have one single health agency to oversee health care delivery, improve clinical guidance and provide support for providers to ensure better quality care for patients. 

For more information on Ontario Health



Bill 74, The People’s Health Care Act, 2019

The Ontario government introduced Bill 74:  The People’s Health Care Act, 2019 (the Bill) [on February 26, 2019.

The Bill will create the legislative framework for the Ontario government to achieve its objective of creating a new model for a patient-centric integrated public health care delivery system.

Full details on the Status of the Bill are provided in the link below.



Recovery Writing Workshop – Mississauga

A huge thank you to the Network members who came out and participated in the Recovery Writing Workshop. It was such a great learning experience to share with all of you.

Here are some pictures of the Wall of Hope we all created.

Its super awesome!!


OPDI Peer of the Year Award: