Part of the mandate of the Local Health Integration Networks has been community engagement. Usually the LHIN organizes the consultation and groups are invited to participate.
There have been times when OPSEU members have engaged in these consultations and found them to be useful. Other times we have had reports where members felt the consultation process was manipulative towards a specific end.
This week we are trying something a little different.
Instead of waiting for an invitation, OPSEU’s Mental Health Division is inviting the LHINs to our own consultation.
Two regional meetings are taking place this week, although more are being planned.
Mental health has been top of mind this week with the release of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s strategy paper.