Ministry Reports

Laying the Foundation for Change

A Progress Report on Ontario's Health Human Resources Initiatives


In September 2004, at the federal/provincial/territorial First Ministers' Meeting on the Future of Health Care, all jurisdictions agreed to :

  • accelerate initiatives to ensure an adequate supply and appropriate mix of health care providers
  • foster closer collaboration among health, post-secondary education and labour market sectors
  • produce public plans, including targets for the education, recruitment and retention of professionals.

This progress report, developed jointly by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, describes the key health human resources (HHR) initiatives now underway in Ontario, our targets and our progress in meeting those targets. It also sets out the challenges we will face over the next 10 to 15 years, and the direction Ontario will move towards in 2006.

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December 2005

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