Community Members of the Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team (DET OHT) are persons who have had experience as a patient/client, family member, and/or caregiver, receiving health and community services in the Downtown East Toronto.
Community members play a key role in influencing, developing, and collaboratively designing a wide range of community and health initiatives, programs, services, and policies of the DET OHT. They bring forth an objective and balanced approach to patient, family, and caregiver perspectives and experiences.
Community members work in partnership with the Core Group (board members), Community Advisory Council, Engagement Working Group, and other DET OHT initiative-focused working groups.
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Our Community members
Sophia Morgage – Co-Chair, Community Advisory Council and Community Engagement working group of the DET OHT.
Veronica Snooks – Member, DET OHT Community Advisory Council and Mental Health and Addictions Working Group
Community Advisory Council (CAC)
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) works closely with the DET OHT Core Group (board members), member organizations, and the regional community to provide objective, evidence-based, and lived experience perspectives in the development of a patient-focused and sustainable heath care system.
The CAC advocates that the patient voice be fairly and equitably represented, as highlighted by the DET OHT principles: Respect & Dignity, Empathy & Compassion, Accountability, Transparency, and Equity & Engagement.