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Information Report
Quarter #3 Planning Report

Prepared By:

Tiffany Gartner-Duff, Performance Improvement & Accountability Coordinator (PIAC), Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department


November 5, 2018


Quarter #3 Planning Report


Public health units are required to submit an Annual Service Plan (ASP) to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) each year. The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) requires that “the board of health shall develop and implement a Board of Health Annual Service Plan and Budget Submission to include all programs and services delivered by boards of health and program costing for ministry-funded programs”. The Planning and Strategic Initiatives (PSI) department worked with the Information Technology (IT) department to align our planning system with the MOHLTC requirements to ensure a single, integrated approach to planning for 2019.

Current Initiatives:

Beginning in June 2018, the PSI department provided planning training sessions with staff and management from all divisions. The PSI department then worked with departments to align the 2019 organizational planning outcomes with the MOHLTC requirements, and to ensure consistency in the work plans across the organization. Staff members developed and entered their work plans for 2019; the work plans were then reviewed and approved by the leadership team.

During this quarter, the WECHU received feedback from the MOHLTC from the 2018 ASP submission and was able to incorporate suggested changes for improvement into the 2019 ASP. The MOHLTC has yet to provide the complete standard reporting structures for the 2019 ASP. Pending the receipt of the updated templates, the PSI department will work with IT to integrate these requirements into the planning system.


The following individuals contributed to this report:

  • Kristy McBeth, Knowledge Management
  • Marc Frey, Planning and Strategic Initiatives

Approved by:

 Theresa Marentette