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Association of Ontario Health Centres
Association des centres de sante de l’Ontario

Ontario's voice for community-governed primary health care.

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Member Benefits and Services:

Policy, Government Relations & Advocacy

AOHC maintains strong relationships across the health system and sits at a wide range of policy tables. We work with government at strategic and operational levels to address concerns and advance policy. When strategic campaigns are necessary, AOHC coordinates them. Together with our members and partners, we deliver change.

  • identify and advocate for health equity and healthy public policy
  • press for improvements in primary health care
  • ensure resources are available to members
  • help members navigate government processes

Information & Performance Management

AOHC staff are developing and procuring eHealth tools and technologies to support interprofessional teams and services that address the broader social determinants of health and improve health status. AOHC works with members through transitions towards integration and the long-term sustainability of the health system.

  • a province-wide quality-improvement strategy
  • decision-support business toolset (BIRT)
  • community initiatives tracking and evaluation tool
  • a centrally hosted, fully bilingual and provincially certified electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • access to the provincial Drug Profile Viewer system

Participation & Transparency

AOHC members participate in the Association through leadership on the Board of Directors and direction-setting committees, at semi-annual constituency meetings and the annual general meeting. A constructive and responsive attitude prevails.

  • networks for executive directors, other staff groups and communities of practice and interests
  • a secure online portal to share information with member staff and boards
  • regular bulletins, newsletters and reports, as well as an annual report

Member Services

AOHC works with members to offer services, support and training in key areas of community governance, leadership and operations. When members identify new issues of concern, AOHC undertakes to meet their needs.

  • affordable group insurance (health, dental, life, disability)
  • accreditation through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
  • customized support to community groups and members at any stage in their organizational development
  • a public job board

Training, Knowledge Sharing & Capacity Building

AOHC provides excellent capacity-building tools for board members, administrators and staff. Topics range from community governance to new legislation and technology, and from core to emerging subjects.

  • an annual conference
  • professional learning groups
  • online webinars 
  • customized workshops

For more information, please contact us by phone at 416-236-2539.