Who We Are

The Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT) was one 158 Ontario teams that submitted an application to the Ministry of Health for consideration. Of those submissions, 31, including Guelph, were invited to the next step and submit a full application by Oct. 9. So far, 17 healthcare organizations* in Guelph and surrounding area have become core members of the new Guelph and Area Ontario Health Team (Guelph and Area OHT).

In developing our submission, numerous engagement sessions have been held over the past number of months involving patients, families, persons with lived experience, clinicians and other health care providers. From those meetings, the first two local priority populations were identified – palliative care and mental health & addictions.

In June, 2021, our Ontario Health Team was expanded to include partners from Rural Wellington and renamed the Guelph Wellington OHT.

The Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team (GW OHT) is, in part, funded through support from the Ministry of Health.

Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team Partners

Direct Core Partners

Primary Care:
East Wellington Family Health Team
Guelph Family Health Team
Guelph Community Health Centre
Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team
Mount Forest Family Health Team
Upper Grand Family Health Team

Guelph General Hospital
• Groves Memorial Community Hospital
• North Wellington Health Care -Louise Marshall Hospital & Palmerston & District Hospital

Mental Health and Addictions:
• Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington
Long-term Care Home:
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
The Elliott Community

Community Services:
Traverse Independence

Home Care:
Home and Community Support Services Waterloo Wellington

Palliative Care:
Hospice Wellington

Guelph Wellington Physician Association
• Patient Representative

Enabling Core Partners

Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services
Homewood Health Centre
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health 
eHealth Centre of Excellence
University of Guelph
ARCH ARCH-HIV/Aids Resources Community Health

*Community Partners:

  • Support Guelph & Area health system partners in their work and are committed to collaborating and supporting the ongoing work of the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team.
  • Believes Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team partnership will lead to better patient and population health outcomes; better patient, family and caregiver experience; better provider experience; and better value in our local health care system. 
  • Support the direction of the GW OHT and will collaborate with the Team as we provide care to our mutual patients/clients/residents.

If you are interested in becoming a “Community Partner” of the GW OHT please contact Emmi Perkins – emmi.perkins@guelphwellingtonOHT.com

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