Peel Region’s Black Community to Connect to Care Close to Home

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New $25 million hub making it easier to connect to care and social services in one convenient location

BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is investing $25 million to create the Peel Black Health & Social Services Hub, a full-service location for Black individuals and families to conveniently access health care and social services in one place, close to home.

The Peel Black Health & Social Services Hub is expected to open as early as Summer 2024. The hub will connect people to a team of primary care, mental health, and social service professionals. For Black clients in Peel, this means they can receive care for their health concerns, while also connecting to other social and community supports that can help improve their overall health and well-being.

“Our government is building a better connected health care system centred on the needs of all patients and families, no matter where they live,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Our investment in a new Black health hub is an important step in ensuring we have a health care system that makes it easier for diverse communities to connect to the care they need close to home.”

The Peel Black Health & Social Services Hub was co-designed by residents in the growing community of Peel, where 20 per cent of Ontario’s Black communities live. With guidance from A Black Health Plan for Ontario, the province is funding more initiatives that make it easier to connect people to health care services and supports that meet their unique needs. The Ontario government is also investing in better ways to work with Black communities to increase access to screening for prevalent illnesses, including breast cancer, diabetes and hypertension. This includes creating more clinics for Black communities across Ontario that will help improve health care experiences for Black people and improve their health outcomes.

Through Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the Ontario government is making health care more connected and effective, so everyone in Ontario can easily access the high-quality care they deserve. By working directly with Ontario Health and partnering with local health organizations, the province is making sure all communities in Ontario can receive the care that’s right for them, when and where they need it.