About UsThe scope of the PCMCH is secondary, tertiary and quaternary services, delivered in both community and hospital settings and includes responding to the needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities across Ontario. The work of the Council reflects the importance of relationships among providers and organizations across the continuum of care.
Healthy pregnancies, babies, children and families for lifelong health in Ontario.
Be the provincial forum
Enhance the delivery and experience of care
Be a trusted leader and voice
Facilitate knowledge to action
The strength of the PCMCH rests in its collaborative working model; by bringing
together multi-disciplinary providers from across the continuum of care, the
Council’s work is grounded in frontline experience and expertise, well-tested
best practices and objective and credible evaluation.
The 16-member Council comprises esteemed experts and senior representatives from the health and social services sectors across the province, representing maternal, newborn, child and youth services and health services planning. Advisory Committees and Expert Panels provide advice and expertise to Council to ensure that Council’s work is grounded in evidence and experience.
Operationally, Council is supported by a secretariat comprising an Executive Director, Senior Project Managers, Analysts and administrative staff, each bringing their own unique experience and perspectives to support the work of the PCMCH.
The scope of the PCMCH is secondary, tertiary and quaternary services, delivered in both community and hospital settings and includes responding to the needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities across Ontario.
PCMCH’s work is supported by Advisory Committees comprising subject matter experts who bring a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge to planning activities. They are uniquely qualified to provide advice and insight into Council’s maternal, neonatal, child and youth strategies and initiatives.
Committees drive the mandate of PCMCH within two distinct areas of focus: maternal-neonatal health services and paediatric health services. One of the two Co-Chairs of each Committee holds a seat on Council. Committees will approve and recommend policy to the Council, however their mandate goes beyond advisory, as they are also responsible for driving practice change across the province.
PCMCH is pleased to share its Annual Report for 2020/21, a year of challenges for all Ontarians. Throughout the pandemic, we developed evidence-based resources that supported Ontario’s healthcare professionals in providing care effectively, and helped pregnant...