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Changes to Public Health in Ontario

On April 11, 2019, the provincial government announced significant changes to the provincial funding and structure of public health in Ontario. These changes include reducing public health funding by 27% and consolidating 35 health units into 10 regional public health entities. The public health sector was not consulted on these changes. Peterborough Public Health is committed to keeping our community informed of the details as we learn them. We will also share the efforts of our Board of Health to work with the province to ensure the health and safety of local residents remains strong and reflects the unique public health needs of our communities.

May 6, 2019 – Peterborough County-City Board of Health Vice Chair Kerri Davies Remarks to Toronto Board of Health

April 16, 2019 – Emergency Board of Health Meeting Planned for April 16

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Changes to Public Health Funding