This two-year process included several hundred inputs from system partners, hospital leaders, and our staff team.

System Partners

  • Discussions with provincial and national organizations
  • Insights from national and international thought leaders and conferences
  • Conversations with academic partners

Hospital Leaders

  • Facilitated discussions at OHA Board and Special Committee meetings
  • Virtual engagement sessions with hospital leaders
  • One-on-one hospital CEO outreach
  • Analysis of member satisfaction survey feedback (2020-2022)
  • Consultations with the OHA’s provincial leadership networks

Staff Team

  • Planning and engagement sessions with senior leadership
  • Discussions at forums and division meetings
  • Facilitated engagement sessions with matrix teams
  • Interviews with issue leads

Our strategic planning process began while we supported our members with pandemic response activities. This gave us an opportunity to unpack our learnings and embed them into our long-term view of what we can achieve in the coming years.

This strategic plan represents an evolution of the strategic path the organization has been on for the past few years. Our purpose, values and three core pillars – Member, System and Organization – will continue to provide a framework in which our core mandates of Policy and Advocacy, Data and Analytics, and Labour Relations and Benefits can be best applied to serve our membership. Our new priorities – High-Performing Health Care System, Integrating Health Data, Indigenous Health, and Hospital- Enabled Research and Education – emerged as important opportunities that fit our mandates and capabilities. Holding our entire strategic plan together is our refreshed focus on member engagement and knowledge transfer, critical areas of support for our members.

With this strategic plan to guide us, the OHA is positioned to lead with confidence and humility in support of hospitals building a reliable, high-performing health care system that focuses on the needs of Ontarians.

We would like to thank the OHA Board of Directors for their support throughout the process of creating our new strategic plan, and the members of the Special Committee of the Board for Strategic Planning:
  • Helen Hayward Committee Chair Sunnybrook Health
    Sciences Centre
  • Carol Lambie Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
  • Dominic Giroux Committee Vice Chair Health Sciences North
  • Lynne Innes Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
  • Alex Munter Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Sarah Downey Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Melissa Farrell St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Anthony Dale Ontario Hospital Association
  • Julia Hanigsberg Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital