About Circle of Care
Circle of Care, part of Sinai Health, 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
In 2015, Circle of Care became part of Sinai Health – 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.
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.
Sinai Health 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-centred care
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. 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.
Our Commitment to Quality
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.
Excellence Canada – Healthy Workplace Standard
In 2021 Circle of Care has achieved the Canada Awards for Excellence – Bronze Certification in Excellence Canada’s Healthy Workplace Standard. Circle of Care has demonstrated success in the four elements that identify what a Healthy Workplace involves: Physical Environment, Healthy Lifestyles, Mental Health & Workplace Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility.
WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Program
Circle of Care has achieved recognition through WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence Program. The Health and Safety Excellence Program recognizes organizations who make significant strides to keep their employees safe and healthy at work and the program provides a roadmap for the continual improvement of health and safety in the workplace.
- Home and Community Care Support Services – Central
- Home and Community Care Support Services – Toronto Central
- Home and Community Care Support Services – Central East
- Home and Community Care Support Services – Central West
- Ministry of Health
- Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
- UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
- United Way Greater Toronto
- 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
North York Toronto Health Partners – Ontario Health Team (OHT)
Circle of Care is a core partner within one of the province’s first Ontario Health Teams—part of a new model of organizing and delivering services in local communities. Under these teams, health care providers work together to provide integrated health care for a defined patient population within a specific geographic region. These teams are responsible for coordinating and overseeing the delivering of all care for their patients, including understanding their health care history and directly connecting them to the different types of care programs and service providers they need. Learn more about North York Toronto Health Partners.
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