Become an Advisor

Want to help shape health care for residents in our region?

Become a patient, client, family, caregiver advisor with the Barrie and Area Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Barrie and Area OHT - Become an Advisor

We’re seeking
individuals who:

  • Have recent experience using care services in our region
  • Demonstrate fairness
  • Are committed to the success and sustainability of the Barrie and Area OHT
  • Will put those served by the Barrie and Area OHT at the forefront of their work

Advisors on our
council will:

  • Provide advice and direction on services in our area
  • Ensure adequate and relevant representation of our residents
  • Bring a unique perspective to committee work
  • Share lived experiences
  • Draw attention to the complexity of our health care systems

“Embedding the patient, family and caregiver voice in planning and decision making has been, and will remain, essential to achieving our vision at the Barrie and Area OHT. This voice serves well as a compass for this collaborative way of delivering a connected health care system that reflects the practices, principles and values that patients, families and caregivers say are important to them.”

Donald Carty
Patient Family Caregiver Advisor and Co-Chair, Barrie and Area OHT

Share you voice.

Help improve health care services for residents across our region.

Download an application today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Ontario Health Teams are a new way to organize and deliver services in local communities to provide patients with better connected care. Under Ontario Health Teams, the health care providers who care for you (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work together as one coordinated team — no matter where they provide care.

Approved by the Ministry of Health in 2021, the Barrie and Area Ontario Health Team represents a partnership of 19 community agencies, caring for an attributed population of nearly 200,000 people in Barrie, Innisfil, Springwater, Oro-Medonte and Essa. Working together, the partners will strengthen trust and build capacity to enhance care in Barrie and surrounding area, focusing on three key goals: Enhancing care for frail seniors; Palliative care; and COVID-19 recovery and response.

Working together for a healthier community. Our innovative, integrated and person-centred health and social care system will be accessible and inclusive to achieve quality health and well- being for Barrie and Area communities.


  • Community focused
  • Co-created
  • Courageous, collaborative and transparent
  • Commitment to accountability and quality improvement
  • Diverse, equitable and inclusive
  • Align and leverage our resources

Our goal is to bring together people with lived experience, whether that’s as a patient, client,
caregiver, family member or an advocate organization. By sharing your experiences and
perspectives, you can help us make important changes to improve health care services for other
patients, clients, families and caregivers. With member input, PFAC will help to provide advice,
recommendation and guidance to the Barrie and Area OHT Collaboration Council, working groups and sub-
committees, helping to drive the co-design of an integrated patient-centred health care system for our