Our Partners

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North York Toronto Health Partners is a partnership of healthcare providers across the continuum working together to design a system and delivery seamless care for patients. 

There are currently 21 core partners, over 30+ alliance partners, a Patient and Caregiver Health Council and a Primary Care Association which includes over 150 primary care physicians and counting.


The 21 core members reflect the continuum of health care - hospital, home care, community support services, mental health and addictions, primary care and LTC  - while the Alliance partners and Working Group members include social service agencies involved in areas such as food security and services for people with developmental disabilities. The NYTHP has formalized, strengthened and expanded existing health care partnerships in our community, some that are decades long.

Core Partners 

North York Toronto Health Partners consists of 21 core partners from across the continuum of care, as well as a broad range of Alliance partners who support the goals and vision of the Ontario Health Team.

Alliance Partners 

Patient and Caregiver Health Council

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Ron Beleno 

North York Toronto Health Partners (NYTHP) Patient and Caregiver Health Council (PCHC) is a group of diverse, passionate people with lived experience who bring the perspective of patients, caregivers, family members, and residents to each NYTHP strategic initiative. PCHC members are involved in program co-design, and ensure that the team considers integration, transparency, inclusion, and health equity for the population served.

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Kim Leung 

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Min Wang

Rifka Eisenstat 

Judy Katz 

Wendy Wu

Leela Prasaud

Shana Habernam

Primary Care Association

The North York Primary Care Association provides a forum for communication, dissemination of information and represents the interests of the Primary Care community within the NYTHP OHT, with the goal of helping to shape a more integrated health care system. 

Visit the Primary Care Association's website to learn more. 

Backbone Team 

The NYTHP is structured according to the Collective Impact Model first articulated in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. A core feature of Collective Impact is a Backbone Team, which are a group of professionals from different member organizations whose full or part-time role is to support the work of the NYTHP. 


There are currently 12 backbone members from across eight organizations who work as a virtual team to support planning and implementation of joint projects, providing direction, practical support and coordinating the work of the NYTHP across the initiatives/workstreams.  


NYTHP’s Principles of Working Together:

  • Commitment to shared purpose and improvement within our system

  • Distributed leadership, shared responsibility, and shared resources

  • Coordinated and collaborative action across the NYTHP community

  • Driving innovation

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity