AFHTO's 2021 Pre-Budget Submission

AFHTO has submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Finance as part of the 2021 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations. The submission is entitled "The Heart of Health Care: Delivering Better Primary Care for Ontarians."

This submission was done in collaboration with the Ontario College of Family Physicians, the OMA Section on General & Family Practice, and the Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario. 

Our recommendations are the following:

Recommendation 1:


Joint Letter on Vaccination roll-out and Community Providers

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Subject: Vaccination roll-out

Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott:

Our members/staff are engaged community health providers who have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since it began. We are aware that vulnerable and home-bound individuals in the community are slated as the next priority group to receive vaccinations. These people are cared for by our providers.

January 8th Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out

Dear Members,

As you are aware, the COVID-19 response is changing rapidly.

As mentioned earlier this week, the Primary Care COVID-19 Vaccination Action Council* is very active in provincial advocacy efforts. We are meeting regularly with many partners including the Ontario Hospital Association, Public Health, Ontario Medical Association, Ministry of Health staff and Vaccine Task Force representatives.