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The Ontario Primary Care Council is a partnership of six provincial associations that represent primary care providers in this province. The current members are:

A growing unity of purpose within the Council provides government and other stakeholders with an unprecedented opportunity to gather expert advice on how to strengthen primary care. For the first time ever primary care associations are developing common positions on how primary care can be strengthened.

The OCFP is acting as secretariat from January to December 2016.

OPCC’s Goal:
Primary care must serve as the strong foundation of the health system

To improve population health, deliver people-centred services and strengthen our publicly funded health system, Ontario must create a stronger foundation for the delivery of primary care in this province.

This principle is based on a large volume of evidence which demonstrates investment in primary care is associated with improved system quality, equity and efficiency.

Ontario Primary Care Council documents are developed through a collaborative process and considered approved when six of seven member organizations endorse them. The information, views and recommendations expressed in these document do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all individual member organizations involved in the Council.

Ontario Primary Care Council’s Framework for Primary Care

For a list of endorsing organizations please refer to the individual document.

This document provides an overarching framework as to how the Council envisions the delivery of primary health care evolving and improving in the province of Ontario. It sets out major directions for change – changes that will significantly alter the status quo of primary care delivery in Ontario, but changes which can be phased in using an evolutionary approach over a five to ten year time period.

As evolution of primary care in Ontario continues, Council members will work in an aspirational way with provincial decision makers to ensure Ontario implements the enablers and moves closer to the goals identified in the document.

OPCC Position Statement on Care Co-ordination in Primary Care

For a list of endorsing organizations please refer to the individual document.

The Ontario Primary Care Council asserts the role of primary care providers to lead care co-ordination. Primary care providers work to ensure access to interprofessional care for patients and identify a single point of contact to help patients and families navigate and access programs and services.

The OPCC believes care co-ordination requires recognition, dedicated funding and leadership support through training and education.