Health Quality Ontario is the province’s advisor on health care quality. We have been entrusted to:
Monitor and report on how the health system is performing
Provide guidance on important quality issues
Assess evidence to determine what constitutes optimal care
Engage with patients and give them a voice in shaping a quality health system
Promote continuous quality improvement aimed at substantial and sustainable positive change in health care
Better health for every Ontarian. Excellent quality care.
Together, we work to bring about meaningful improvement in health care.
Excellent Care for All Act
The foundation for Health Quality Ontario's mandate is the Excellent Care for All Act, which was passed in the legislature on June 8, 2010.
In addition to defining Health Quality Ontario's mandate in legislation, government also uses mandate letters to provide direction and highlight priorities for its agencies. These letters are typically issued when there is a new Minister or Board Chair. On May 1, 2015, Health Quality Ontario received a mandate letter that clarifies our role in key areas.