Balanced community sector agreements approved by Mississauga Halton LHIN

    43 community health service providers in the Mississauga Halton LHIN
    completed service accountability agreements as part of new accountability


    OAKVILLE, ON, April 24 /CNW/ - The Mississauga Halton LHIN Board of
Directors has now approved the Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreements
(M-SAAs) of 44 community health service providers for the fiscal years 2009-10
and 2010-11. The approval of these agreements represents the conclusion of a
new process for accountability between the LHIN and community service
    Previously, community-based providers negotiated annual funding
allocations with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and signed
operational agreements. That system changed with the establishment of the
province's 14 LHINs by the government of Ontario in 2006. The new M-SAAs are
two-year service accountability agreements signed with the LHIN that commit
providers to several outcomes, including, but not limited to: service volume
levels, performance indicators and balanced budgets.


    "Having these agreements in place is another important milestone in the
evolution of LHINs as managers of the health system," says Bill MacLeod, CEO
of the Mississauga Halton LHIN. "It is through the accountability agreements
that we can work together with our community partners to ensure that the
health needs of our residents are being met."
    "We appreciate all of the hard work that went into finalizing these
agreements by local service provider leadership and staff," says John Magill,
Mississauga Halton LHIN Board Chair. "This process shows a real commitment to
working together on improving the health care system."


    -   Community Mental Health and Addictions (CMH&A) agencies, Community
        Support Service (CSS) agencies and the Mississauga Community Care
        Access Centre (CCAC) submitted their 2009-11 Community Annual
        Planning Submission (CAPS). The CAPS have been reviewed in detail by
        LHIN staff and Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreements (M-
        SAAs) were drafted and sent to health service providers (HSPs) for
    -   The 2009-2011 Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (M-SAA)
        process marks the first budget negotiation between Ontario's 14 LHINs
        and community providers. Signed by the boards of directors of both
        providers and their LHIN, M-SAAs hold providers accountable for
        operating within a balanced budget and maintaining agreed upon
        service levels.
    -   The community sector's total allocation for 2008/2009 was $173
    -   Ontario's LHINs have an accountability agreement with the Ministry of
        Health and Long-Term Care. For information on the Mississauga Halton
        LHIN's Ministry-LHIN Accountability Agreement, visit the "Ministry-
        LHIN Accountability Agreement (MLAA) and Annual Service Plan" section
        on our website at

    Community Sector Agencies in the Mississauga Halton LHIN:

    Community Support Services

    Acclaim Health and Community Care Services
    Alzheimer Society of Peel
    BALANCE - Blind Adults Learning About Normal Community Environment
    The Canadian Hearing Society
    Canadian National Institute for the Blind - CNIB - Ontario Division
    Canadian Red Cross - CHS Mississauga/Halton
    Canadian Red Cross - Peel Branch
    Cheshire House Streetsville
    City of Mississauga - Next Step to Active Living Program
    The Corporation of the Town of Halton Hills
    Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Drop-In Centre
    Dorothy Ley Hospice Inc.
    Forum Italia Community Services - MICBA
    Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Supportive Housing
    Hospice of Peel Inc.
    India Rainbow Community Services of Peel
    Islington Centre - Etobicoke Senior Citizens
    Ivan Franko Home
    Joyce Scott Non-Profit Homes Inc.
    Milton Meals on Wheels
    Nucleus Independent Housing
    Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels
    Oakville Senior Citizens Residence
    Oakville Wheels to Meals
    Ontario March of Dimes - Peel
    Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services (PHABIS)
    Peel Senior Link
    Regional Municipality of Halton - Supportive Housing
    S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program
    Seniors Life Enhancement Centres
    Trillium Health Centre - CSS
    Victorian Order of Nurses - Peel Branch
    Wawel Villa Incorporated
    Wesburn Manor
    Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care

    Mental Health & Addictions

    Canadian Mental Health Association - Halton Branch
    The Credit Valley Hospital- Community Mental Health
    Grace House Group Home
    Halton Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment,
    Halton Healthcare Services Corporation - Community Mental Health
    Halton Recovery House & Hope Place Women's Treatment Centre
    North Halton Mental Health Clinic
    The Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre (PAARC)
    Supported Training and Rehabilitation in Diverse Environments (STRIDE)
    Summit House
    Support & Housing - Halton
    Trillium Health Centre - Community Mental Health

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Bill MacLeod, CEO, Mississauga
Halton LHIN, (905) 337-7131, ext. 207

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