Enabling high quality care

February 09, 2024
After months of advocacy with both the federal and provincial governments, AFHTO is pleased to let our members know of a new agreement that will see new investment of $3.1 billion into Ontario’s health care system. This investment includes significant funding to increase access to primary care
February 01, 2024
After almost a year of advocacy on funding to expand and enhance access to team-based primary care, AFHTO's advocacy efforts have proven successful as the Ontario government announces a $110 million investment in primary care, aiming to connect up to 328,000 individuals to healthcare teams. This
July 07, 2023
Originally posted Mar. 17, 2020. Last updated July 7, 2023 On Thursday, March 19 Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a memo Re: Managing Health Worker Illness and Return to Work COVID-19. In the document he makes recommendations related to travel and return to work for
June 30, 2023
Dear AFHTO members, Are you interested in serving on the AFHTO board of directors? This is a reminder nominations are open until July 28, 2023. To apply: Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023AFHTOBoardApplication to fill in the nomination form. Then e-mail your CV to taryn.jacquard@afhto.
March 02, 2023
By Heidi Singer on November 30, 2022 With Canadian health care systems in crisis, a University of Toronto researcher is working to inform stakeholders on building high-performing integrated primary care systems – work that she hopes will support them to make real change in the sector. Prof. 
December 20, 2022
Originally posted January 4, 2021. Last updated December 20, 2022 *NEW* Resources related to COVID-19 vaccinations based on most recent information shared with AFHTO.   Government Resources (Provincial and Federal) General Resources  COVID + Flu + RVS Toolkit: Flu Fact sheet English and French
November 01, 2022
HOSTED BY The ONTARIO CAREGIVER ORGANIZATION and PRIMARY CARE COLLABORATIVE   There are 4 million caregivers across Ontario, providing an estimated 75% of the care to family members, partners, friends, or neighbours. Caregiver well-being has an impact on patient health outcomes – well-supported
October 31, 2022
Dear Members, As we move into another fall season where we are seeing hospital emergency department surges due to an increase in respiratory viral illnesses in Ontario, it’s even more critical to ensure everyone gets their flu shot and stays up to date on their COVID19 booster shots. Flu shots for
October 24, 2022
HOSTED BY The Alliance for healthier communities, nurse practitioner-led clinic association and AFHTO   On October 3, 2022, the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table (OST) released its final brief, a 3-part exploration of how primary care responded to and was affected by the pandemic, and
October 06, 2022
The OMA and the Primary Care Collaborative have released a joint policy paper with recommendations to strengthen mental healthcare delivery in primary care. The rate of new mental health and addiction diagnoses is increasing, exacerbated by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. Approximately three-
October 05, 2022
HOSTED BY CASCADES & PRIMARY CARE COLLABORATIVE Metered dose inhalers produce significant carbon emissions. Ironically, these contribute to changes to the climate that can exacerbate respiratory conditions. Simple practice changes can help disrupt this cycle and lessen the health sector's
September 26, 2022
Resources Canada vs HPV (HPV prevention guides for patients, resources for providers)  Program Extensions to 2023 for Publicly Funded Vaccines School Immunization Program Crisis: Role of Advocacy and Collaboration (Federation of Medical Women of Canada) Maintaining Immunizations for