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The newly enacted Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) enables the designation by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Minister) of integrated care delivery systems called Ontario Health Teams (OHTs).

While the Ministry has provided guidance on minimum governance requirements for OHTs, it makes clear that governance arrangements for OHTs will be "self-determined and fit for purpose".

There are many options for OHT governance and each has pros and cons depending on the circumstances. There is no one-size-fits all answer. The right fit will depend on many different factors.

OHTs may start with one model and evolve to greater governance integration as trust increases and as new members are added.

This is the first in a series of BLG publications to assist Ontario health care providers and organizations to understand and develop governance options as they work toward Ontario Health Team implementation.

More detail and insight on the OHT governance structures and options outlined in this publication will be provided in upcoming BLG publications, seminars and other communications: stay tuned!


Anne Corbett 

Heather Pessione 

Lydia Wakulowsky 


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Board Governance Advice and Senior Management Counsel