Serving the Community Since 1974

About Circle of Care

Circle of Care, part of Sinai Health System, is a leading not-for-profit home care provider for individuals living in the Greater Toronto Area. Our staff and volunteers simplify everyday life for more than 16,000 clients and their families each year, helping them preserve their independence and live comfortably at home.

Circle of Care has a proud, successful history. We have grown with the times, but still embrace our community roots.
Our organization launched in 1974 to meet the needs of Toronto’s elderly Jewish population. Over time, our mandate has expanded to serve individuals of many faiths and cultures, and Circle of Care has flourished into one of the community’s leading providers of home health care and community support services.

About Sinai Health System

In 2015, Circle of Care became part of Sinai Health System – four unique organizations that came together to build a seamless continuum of care. By joining together with Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, we are leveraging the power of connections to create a better experience that centres around patients, their families and their health goals.

Vision

Canada’s leading integrated health system, pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care from healthy beginnings to healthy aging for people with specialized and complex care needs.

Mission

Sinai Health System delivers exceptional care in hospital, community and home, focusing on the health conditions with the greatest impact on the overall health of the population. We discover and translate scientific breakthroughs, develop practical health solutions, educate future clinical and scientific leaders, and lead efforts to eliminate health inequities.

Values that Guide Us
  • Person-centered care
  • Equity
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Innovation

Our Impact

Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Compassionate People Delivering Exceptional Care

In June we launched our 2017–2020 Strategic Plan, designed to act as a roadmap for success, and in alignment with the Vision, Mission and Values we share with Sinai Health System. Within this plan, we define the strategic priorities that reflect our commitment to transforming the delivery of care to better meet the needs of clients and caregivers.  Click here to read Circle of Care’s Strategic Plan.

Annual Report 2017-2018

Care Where It Matters Most

Reflecting on our accomplishments over 2017-18, one thing is clear: Circle of Care didn’t just dip its toes into the water this year; we dove in, head first, and barely paused to come up for air. Click here to read Circle of Care’s Annual Report.

Previous Reports: 2016-17 Annual Report | 2015-16 Annual Report

Our Commitment to Quality

Accreditation Canada

In 2018, Accreditation Canada recognized Circle of Care to be among the country’s highest-ranked home and community support agencies by awarding us with Exemplary Standing, an a perfect score of 100%. Read more about this remarkable achievement.

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Hospice Association of Ontario

Circle of Care has achieved Level Two Accreditation in compliance with the standards of the Hospice Association of Canada. Achieving this recognition, indicates that Circle of Care’s visiting hospice programs are high quality and consistent with hospice programs throughout Ontario.

A Voice at the Table

Circle of Care is a proud member of the Ontario Home Care Association and the Ontario Community Support Association.

Our Funders

Circle of Care is a not-for-profit organization and relies on funding from a variety of sources, including:

  • Central Local Health Integration Network
  • Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
  • Central East Local Health Integration Network
  • Central West Local Health Integration Network
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
  • UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • United Way Toronto and York Region
  • City of Toronto
  • Centre for Independent Living Toronto
  • Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration

Circle of Care is also proud to participate in the North York West Sub-Region Collaborative Table.

Who We Work With

Bathurst/Finch Hub

Circle of Care is proud to be a supporting partner for the Bathurst-Finch Hub. The first floor houses community agencies offering services such as counselling, employment services, seniors’ activities and youth groups. There is also space that community groups can use including a kitchen and meeting rooms. On the second floor, there is a health clinic with family doctors, counsellor, dietitians, chiropodists and health promotion staff from Unison Health and Community Services.

Supportive Housing & Assisted Living

Circle of Care provides 24-hour personal support services in the following locations to tenants who meet the eligibility criteria: 6250 Bathurst St., 155 Kendal Ave., 45 Patricia St., and 4455 Bathurst St.

Ontario Caregiver Coalition

Circle of Care is a partner in the Ontario Caregiver Coalition (OCC). The OCC’s focus is to advance the interests of caregivers in the province. It is a group of diverse organizations that work to raise the profile of caregivers and to promote public policy to support caregivers. Membership includes those from health charities, unions, academia, home health and community support agencies, and informal caregivers.

Community Health Links

Health Links is a model of care that supports patients with complex medical and social needs and their health care providers. Health Links is centered on a simple concept: physicians, specialists, hospitals, home care, long-term care and community services working together with patients, families and caregivers to better coordinate care.

Circle of Care is proud to be part of the following Health Links:

  • Western York Region Health Link
  • North York West Health Link
  • North York Central Health Link
  • Scarborough North and South Health Link
  • North Toronto Health Link
 
Ontario LHIN
Claims Conference
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
United Way Toronto & York Region
City of Toronto
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
Accreditation Canada