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Public Health Restructuring

Posted On: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will join with Perth District and Huron County Health Units as part of the restructuring of public health, as identified in the 2019 provincial budget

Public Health Restructuring

Last month the Province announced plans to establish 10 regional public health entities and 10 new regional boards of health with one common governance model by 2020-2021. 

By April 1, 2020, a new, as yet un-named, regional public health entity will be formed comprised of Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth Counties governed by an autonomous board of health. As a regional health entity with a population under a million, the cost-sharing arrangement with municipalities will shift to 70 % provincial / 30 % municipal, effective April 1, 2019, and stay at that level.

Opportunities have been identified for one-time funding for this budget year to transition to the new funding formula. This restructuring, along with other aspects of public health, are subject to legislative change and further consultation over the coming months.

Bruce Grey Huron Perth Regional Health Entity

The proposed regional public health entity will be comprised of Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth Counties governed by an autonomous board of health.

Area: 14,221 Km2 covering an area from Blue Mountains on Georgian Bay north to Tobermory on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula, south along the Lake Huron shore to Lambton and east to Punkydoodle Corners and Wellington County.

Population: 305,000 predominantly rural with the small urban centres of Goderich, Stratford and Owen Sound.

Includes First Nations:
• The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Neyaashiinigmiing Indian Reserve No. 27
• The Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation No. 29
 • Chief’s Point Indian Reserve No. 28


For more information:

Drew Ferguson Grey Bruce Health Unit

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext.1269

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