14-Nov-2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
50 North Shore Blvd. E.
Geraldo's at LaSalle Park (Bayshore Room)
Burlington, Ontario L7T 4J8

Hamilton and Area Chapter Presents:
Health Links: A plan to transform Ontario's Healthcare System

November 14, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Ontario’s Health Links initiative represents a significant redesign in a complex provincial system. The introduction of Health Links is both exciting and challenging as momentum focuses on improving care for those who use the greatest amount of health care services. The initiative calls for strong and creative collaboration among care partners requiring them to think and work together in new ways. What is the provincial mandate and expected outcomes of Health Links? What’s involved in getting a Health Link off the ground? What have been the experiences and early successes and challenges of the first adopters? How will Health Links benefit our high needs/high care resident population and meaningfully reshape the future of health care in Ontario? Our expert panel will focus on addressing these questions from a provincial and local perspective and describe why this initiative has good potential to be a real game changer.


Helen Angus, Associate Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care
Helen Angus is currently the Associate Deputy Minister leading the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Transformation Secretariat. The Secretariat provides leadership for health system transformation and is intended to improve the organization, tracking and reporting on work within the Ministry as well as transformation related stakeholder engagement and change management supports.

Ross Kirkconnell, Executive Director, Guelph Family Health Team
Lead for the Guelph Health Link
Guelph is one of the early Health Link adopters in the province and under the leadership of the Guelph FHT, the Guelph community has developed a structure and has planned processes to engage health care as well as social services, community organizations and informal supports to develop a community response to support the highest users such that they move to being ‘appropriate’ users of the health care system.



6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Educational Session

(incl. HST)


Mentorship Program


Please register online by November 8, 2013

To contact the CCHL Hamilton & Area Chapter about this event, please call Bryan Herechuk, CHE at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – 905.522.1155 ext. 32097 or email at cchlhamiltonandarea@gmail.com

Refund and Cancellation Policy:For refunds, all cancellations must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to the start of the event without charge.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to  1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.