Frequently Asked Questions


We are health and social care organizations and providers working together to improve the overall well-being of Dufferin-Caledon. We include family physicians, long term care facilities, home and community care providers, Headwaters Health Care Centre and a long list of other health and social service providers, together with patients, families and caregivers within our community.

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The aim is to bring together those involved in healthcare in areas of Ontario to improve both the patient’s and provider’s experiences as well as improve the overall quality of care.

Ontario Health Teams are a result of the Minister of Health’s restructuring of the Ontario healthcare system, which led to healthcare agencies and organizations forming into a single agency named Ontario Health. OHTs will be the new and improved vehicle to deliver services to patients and consist of collaborative teams for health providers to work within. The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative is Dufferin-Caledon’s OHT.

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assessment process


Open call for self-assessments

April 3, 2019

Deadline to submit self-assessments

May 15, 2019

Selected groups will be invited to submit a full application

July 17, 2019

Deadline to submit full applications

October 9, 2019

Announce Ontario Health Team Candidates

Fall 2019

Deadline for Second Round of Ontario Health Teams self-assessments

December 4, 2019

Patients are assigned to an Ontario Health Team based on how and where they use health care services rather than “where they live”.

No. We do not anticipate any changes to patient and primary care physician relationship.

The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative will achieve its goal by working together with family physicians, hospitals, patients, caregivers, long term care facilities, home care providers, social and municipal agencies to structure and streamline systems and policies to improve the overall quality of care in Dufferin-Caledon.

Yes, one of the key goals of the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative is to improve partnership with patients, caregivers and families. This team approach will include committees, councils, working groups and much more.

If you are interested in volunteering your time as a Patient Family Advisor, please contact us.

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