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Inspiring Connections, Stronger Community.

With the community voice at the forefront, the Women and Children's Health Network provides leadership, support and coordination in the planning and delivery of healthcare services for birthing families, women, children, and youth.

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What we do

The Network's aim is to ensure the highest quality and most appropriate level of equitable care for birthing families, women, children, and youth at the local and regional levels.

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Birthing Families

To advance and improve the care and service delivery models for birthing families in the region.

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Child & Youth

To plan and implement child and youth health recommendations arising from provincial and regional priorities and reduce gaps in service.

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Women's Health

To support the development of an integrated system of women's health services that provides people-centered, timely, and equitable access.

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Our Story

Since 2011, our region has been working together to enhance birthing and children's healthcare. In 2015, we added women’s healthcare to our priority populations, and in 2021, we received operational funding from the Ministry of Health to further expand and develop our Network.

Our partners include healthcare providers, community agencies, acute care hospitals, and patient and family advisors. We also collaborate with other regional networks in Ontario - the Provincial Council for Maternal Child Health, BORN Ontario, Ontario Health - Central Region, and the Ministry of Health. Our primary objective is to ensure fair and integrated healthcare access across the region.

Our network prioritizes evidence-based learning and growth, inclusive and supportive connections, and accessible services and resources. We recognize the complexity of the healthcare system and, therefore, strive to bridge the gaps through collaborative and innovative projects and initiatives to achieve the best outcomes.

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