Wiikwemkoong First Nation Ambulance Service 2023/24 Funding

Ministry of Health
Assistant Deputy Minister

Emergency Health Services Division
5700 Yonge Street
6th Floor
Toronto ON M2M 4K5
Tel.:    647-919-6921 

January 31, 2024    

Donna Stewart
Chief Administrative Officer
Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board 
Wikwemikong First Nation Ambulance Service 
210 Mead Boulevard
Espanola ON P5E 1R9

Dear Donna Stewart:

Re: Ministry of Health Agreement with Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board effective the 4th day of September 2013 (the "Agreement")

This letter is further to the recent letter from the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, in which she informed your organization that the Ministry of Health (the “ministry”) will provide Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board for the Wikwemikong First Nation Ambulance Service up to $158,744 in additional base funding and up to $555,645 in one-time funding for the 2023-24 funding year. This will bring the total maximum funding available under the Agreement for the 2023-24 funding year up to $3,238,349 to support an increase in operating costs.

Your grant will be adjusted in your electronic transfer payments and provided in semi-monthly payments in the middle and at the end of each month.

We appreciate your cooperation with the ministry in managing your funding as effectively as possible. You are expected to adhere to our reporting requirements, particularly for in-year service and financial reporting, which is expected to be timely and accurate. Based on our monitoring and assessment of your in-year service and financial reporting, your cash flow may be adjusted appropriately to match actual services provided.

It is also essential that you manage costs within your approved budget.

Please review the new budget carefully. Should you require any further information or clarification, please contact Nicole Ding, Senior Financial Analyst, at 437-335-3560 or by e-mail at Nicole.Ding2@ontario.ca.

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to improving ambulance services in Ontario as we modernize and strengthen our public health care system and for all that you and your organization are doing to protect the health and safety of the people of Ontario.

Susan Picarello
Assistant Deputy Minister


c: Bruce Killah, Board Chair, Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
    Paul Myre, Chief, Paramedic Services, The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
    Alison Blair, Associate Deputy Minister, Health Integration and Partnerships, Ministry of Health
   Jim Yuill, Director, Financial Management Branch, Ministry of Health
   Rayomond Dinshaw, (A) Director, Fiscal Oversight & Performance Branch, Ministry of Health
   Stuart Mooney, Director, Emergency Health Program Management and Delivery Branch, Ministry of Health
   Josée Lafleur, (A) Senior Field Manager, North Field Office, Emergency Health Program Management and Delivery         Branch, Ministry of Health