Capital Construction and Infrastructure Requests

Capital Planning

In November 2010, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) and all Ontario LHINs released a joint review framework for early capital planning.

Under this framework, LHINs play a critical role in advising on, and endorsing, the program and service elements of all capital projects in the early capital planning stages.

The joint review framework was developed to fulfill provisions of the Ministry / LHIN Performance Agreement, which requires local needs and LHIN advice to be considered in the review of capital planning submissions.

It places an emphasis on local health system needs as the primary driver for capital initiatives.

The framework was developed by the Ministry / LHIN Capital Working Group, in consultation with stakeholders. This group continues to work with and support stakeholders as they implement and apply the Framework.

Health Service Providers eligible under the Ministry’s health capital program include:

  • Public hospitals (including own funds projects, according to legislation)
  • Community Health Centres
  • Community-Based Mental Health Programs
  • Community-Based Addictions Programs
  • Long-Term Care Supportive Housing Providers (typically supporting programs for seniors, acquired brain injury, physically disabled and HIV/AIDS).

If you have questions or need more information, contact your LHIN Accountability Specialist.

Community Health Capital Programs

Education Sessions

Please note: the links below are for very large PowerPoint files, and they may take more time to download.

Part 1: Education Session - Apr 2016

Part 2: Education Session - Jun 2016

Application and Business Case Form (Excel)

Part 2b: Education Session - Aug 2016

Planning Templates


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