Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Indigenous Advisory Circle

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is forming an Indigenous Advisory Council

The mandate of SHN’s Indigenous Advisory Circle (IAC) will be grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. The IAC will provide culturally informed guidance and recommendations to ensure that Indigenous perspectives are considered in decision-making processes related to healthcare policies, care, programs and services including the creation of the Indigenous Health Strategy.

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Your voice matters

SHN extends a heartfelt invitation to Indigenous community members, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals to sit on the Indigenous Advisory Circle, which will commence in June 2024. We recognize and value the importance of diverse experiences, knowledge, and perspectives from the varied nations that reside here. Together, we are committed to shaping SHN’s initiatives, policies, and programs to be culturally sensitive and respectful.


Participation details:

  • Circle commencement: The IAC will start in June 2024.
  • Meeting frequency: Meetings will occur bi-monthly or tri-monthly, to be finalized.
  • Diverse representation: Looking for a wide range of participants including elders, youth, parents, caregivers and knowledge keepers.
  • Inclusive of all lifestyles: Open to single individuals, married couples, professionals, retirees, and those not currently employed.


“Indigenous peoples have the right to determine and develop priorities and strategies for exercising their right to development. In particular, Indigenous peoples have the right to be actively involved in developing and determining health, housing and other social programs affecting them and as far as possible, to administer such programs through their own institutions.”
Article 23, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)