Invitation to express interest in Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care - November 27, 2020

Ministry of Long-Term Care
Assistant Deputy Minister
Long-Term Care Policy Division
6th Floor, 400 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1S5

Received November 27, 2020

Fern Dominelli, Chief Administrative Officer, Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board

Dear Mr. Dominelli,

Re: Invitation to express interest in Community Paramedicine for Long-term Care

The Ministry of Long-Term Care recently announced an expansion of its Community Paramedicine for Long-term Care (CPLTC) program to support more communities.

This new, 100% provincially funded CPLTC program will help to address system capacity issues (e.g., staffing shortages) in eligible communities by supporting individuals to safely stay in their own homes for as long as possible, while also providing peace of mind for caregivers.

The government is inviting your community to express interest in building on your existing provincially funded community paramedicine program.

The government will consider funding CPLTC in Manitoulin and District of Sudbury if the community meets the following criteria:

  • Existing CP programs can be expanded quickly to meet the needs of the target LTC-related population.
  • The LHIN is supportive and committed to maximize local resources rather than replace or duplicate existing or new resources from other CP funded programs.
  • There is existing local community paramedicine capacity, specifically advanced trained paramedics, without risk to emergency medical services.

Kelci Gershon, Director of the Policy and Modernization Branch, is responsible for this program. A member of her team will be reaching out to you in the near future with further details, including an invitation for you and your staff to join a webinar to learn more about the program and the process for submitting an expression of interest.


Janet Hope, Assistant Deputy Minister

c: Kelci Gershon, Director, Long-Term Care Policy and Modernization Branch