January 29, 2021
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 Subject: Vaccination roll-out Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott: Our members/staff are engaged community health providers who have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since it began. We are aware that vulnerable and home-bound
January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021 Dear Minister, We would like to thank you and your team for your ongoing work in ensuring the people of Ontario stay safe as we combat the pandemic. Your tireless efforts are greatly appreciated. We are writing about a commitment of funding that was made by your government in
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 Sent via email Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Ford, Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the evidence has become clear: paid sick leave is essential to protecting our province from the catastrophic impacts of unchecked virus
December 09, 2020
To: Helen Angus, Deputy Minister of Health Alison Blair, Assistant Deputy Minister Matt Anderson, CEO, Ontario Health David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Re: Critical Role of Comprehensive Primary Care in COVID-19 Wave 2 Response Our calls to action in a joint letter to the
September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier’s Office Room 281, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier, Ontario has now surpassed the highest number of daily cases that were identified during wave 1 in the spring. With 700 cases reported yesterday, it is time
August 04, 2020
AFHTO consulted with physician leaders to provide feedback for consideration in the development of recommendations to the OMA Negotiations Committee on the upcoming Physician Services Agreement. We submitted recommendations in  multiple areas on July 30, 2020, including: Increased access to
August 04, 2020
Originally posted Jul. 24, 2020. Updated Aug. 4, 2020 AFHTO consulted with physician leaders to provide feedback for consideration in the development of recommendations to the Physician Services Committee. We submitted recommendations in the following areas to the Ontario Medical Association
June 22, 2020
On June 17 AFHTO presented its submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Bill 175: Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020. Our key recommendations are: Delay the passage of Bill 175, Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020- Delay the passage
May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020 Premier Doug Ford Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 OPEN LETTER Dear Premier Ford, As a broad group of healthcare stakeholders whose members employ tens of thousands of front line workers in the fight against COVID 19, we write to you today to seek immediate clarity on the
April 15, 2020
April 15, 2020 An open letter regarding PPE in Primary Care during COVID-19 was released today from the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario (NPAO) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). On behalf of our members - who are
February 12, 2020
Connecting physicians regionally is a powerful way to spark change, to improve the delivery of comprehensive patient services, and to influence health service decision making.  There is power in speaking with a collective voice, and there is an opportunity to strengthen the primary care sector by
January 27, 2020
AFHTO submitted its recommendations to the Ministry of Finance as part of the 2020 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations in early January. The submission is entitled "It Takes a Team: Interprofessional Primary Care as the Foundation of Health System Transformation." Our recommendations are the