Joint Letter on Vaccination roll-out and Community Providers

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 individuals in the community are slated as the next priority group to receive vaccinations. These people are cared for by our providers.

Critical Role of Comprehensive Primary Care in COVID-19 Wave 2 Response

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 Ministry of Health and Ontario Health

A Joint Open Letter for stricter measures to address COVID-19

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 to look at stricter public health measures to curb the escalation of the pandemic this fall.

A Joint Open Letter on Pandemic Pay

May 25, 2020

Premier Doug Ford
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M7A 1A1


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 implementation details and timing of the release of pandemic pay to support frontline workers employed by organizations funded by the Ministry of Health and the LHINs.

An Open Letter from AFHTO, NPAO and the OCFP on PPE in Primary Care During COVID-19

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 caring for patients in communities across Ontario in the midst of COVID-19 - we are seeking urgent assistance from Ontario's Ministry of Health in ensuring access to appropriate PPE in order to safeguard patient access to primary care.