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Home Care and Community Supports Investments Across Ontario

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Home Care and Community Supports Investments Across Ontario

Ministry of Health

The Ontario government has fulfilled its 2013 Budget commitment allocating an additional $260 million across the province to improve access to home and community health care supports.  

The new funding includes $15 million to ensure medically complex patients receive a visit from a nurse within 5 days of being discharged from a hospital.

Sector Funding

2013-14 Allocations

 (in $M)

Home Care


Community Support Services


Community Mental Health


Assisted Living in Supportive Housing


Community Health Centres


Addiction Services


Acquired Brain Injury Services


Long-Term Care


Home Care and Community Support Investments in Toronto

Ontario has provided an additional $24.3 million to the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network to improve community health and homecare services.

The funding is supporting more resources for community care access centres, community support services, community mental health, treatment for mental illnesses and addictions, long-term care homes and assisted living services in supportive housing across Toronto. This funding will free up hospital beds and reduce unnecessary emergency room visits. This includes:

Service Provider

Project Description

2013/2014 Allocation

SPRINT Senior Care

Providence Healthcare

WoodGreen Community Services

Expanding adult day programs to seniors living in the community through extended hours on evenings and weekends.


LOFT Community Services 

WoodGreen Community Services

Helping seniors with complex needs continue to live independently in the community through additional personal support services in supportive housing buildings. Extending these services to seniors living nearby communities. 


Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Providing additional services to support caregivers of clients in the community. 


Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre 

Hiring additional professional personal support services.


Baycrest Centre

Bob Rumball Centre

City of Toronto

Copernicus Lodge

Dixon Hall

Humber Community Seniors Services

Hellenic Home

Les Centres

LOFT Community Services

Mid Toronto Community Services

Neighbourhood Link

Providence Healthcare

SPRINT Senior Care

Storefront Humber

West Toronto Services for Seniors

WoodGreen Community Services

Providing additional adult day programs and support for seniors so they can live independently at home.


Etobicoke Services for Seniors

Storefront Humber

West Toronto Services for Seniors

SPRINT Senior Care

Neighbourhood Link

WoodGreen Community Services

Allowing these centres to focus on clients who can live independently at home, providing services such as personal support with bathing, homekeeping and meal preparation.


WoodGreen Community Services

Increasing outreach to marginalized and vulnerable seniors.


Ontario March of Dimes

Tobias House

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Canadian Red Cross Society

Three Trilliums Community Living

Bellwoods Centres for Community Living

Adding support for disabled seniors living at home.


Reconnect Mental Health Services

Providing intensive care and support for people with complex mental health and substance abuse issues.


LOFT Community Services

Native Canadian Centre

Houselink Community Homes

Expanding care and supported housing services for clients living with mental illness or substance abuse issues.


Sound Times

Progress Place

Mood Disorders Association

Community Resource Connections

Family Association for Mental Health

Toronto East General Hospital - Community Mental Health program

Expanding support services for families, friends and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness or substance abuse issues.


Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre

University Health Network Community Mental Health program

Ensuring additional cultural and linguistic counselling services are available to individuals with mental health issues.


Targeted investments will be made based on recommendations from the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Steering Committee

Providing enhanced specialized mental health nursing services.


LOFT Community Services

Making additional day and evening addictions treatment services available for youth.


Good Shepherd Refuge

Increasing drug and alcohol recovery programs.


Canadian Mental Health Association

University Health Network Community Mental Health program

Providing team-based mental health service interventions for at-risk families focused on Asian communities. 


LOFT and Native Canadian Centre

Ensuring proper supports for youth with mental health challenges.


Reconnect Mental Health Services

Developing a bulk equipment purchasing service for community agencies.


Total Allocation



Improving access to community-based health and homecare services is part of Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care, providing the right care at the right time and in the right place.

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