What is a Community Health Centre (CHC)?
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has funded over 70 CHCs that provide comprehensive primary care and community health promotion activities in communities across Ontario. CHCs are non-profit corporations governed by a community-based board of directors. CHCs involve clients and community members in planning and developing programs. CHCs offer 24 hour access to primary health care. CHCs work in partnership with other health and community organizations to provide services to diverse client populations. CHC services are made available regardless of your health card status, however PPT is unable to provide any primary health care services to those who are visiting or are tourists and do not intend to remain in Canada as permanent residents. For more information on CHCs and eligibility requirements for service ask the front desk.
They fund 177 health service providers including hospitals, the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, community support services, Community Health Centres, mental health and addictions agencies and long-term care homes. In addition to serving our local community, health service providers in the TC LHIN provide specialized health services to a large number of Ontarians who live in other LHINs.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Planned Parenthood Toronto receives funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the LGBTQ Youth Initiative and the Supporting Newcomer Access Project. We also received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support the renovation of our building in 2017/2018. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Multi-Sector Service Agreement
You can download a copy of our service agreement with the Toronto Local Health Integration Network here.