Home and Community Care Support Services Welcomes Newly Appointed Board Chair and Interim Chief Executive Officer

Joe Parker and Donna Cripps will lead Home and Community Care Support Services organizations.

Toronto, June 22, 2021 – Home and Community Care Support Services welcomes Joe Parker as the new Board Chair and Donna Cripps as the Interim Chief Executive Officer to lead Ontario’s Home and Community Care Support Services organizations, effective July 1, 2021. These appointments will ensure strong leadership to support continuity of high-quality home care services and partnership in modernizing home and community care.

Home and Community Care Supports Services organizations are responsible for home care delivery, long-term care home placement and community referrals. They have a focused mandate to improve the delivery of home care as part of the government’s plan to an integrated, connected health care system through Ontario Health Teams.

"I am honoured to provide governance to this important step in integrating Ontario's health care system, while keeping a laser focus on stability of the home care and long-term care home placement services people rely on every single day,” said Mr. Parker. “Our commitment is to ensure Ontarians receive these important services where and when they need them. At the same time, we will advance our goals of integrating and modernizing home care in partnership with Ontario Health and health and community service providers right across the province, ensuring that the patient is at the centre of everything we do.”

“By working together as one with our 14 teams across the province, we will combine our knowledge, strength and expertise to continue to deliver high-quality home care services to Ontarians,” said Donna Cripps. “Our home care staff are demonstrating incredible strength, resiliency and capacity throughout the pandemic in helping keep patients safe and healthy at home, an important contributor to ending hallway health care. Their expertise and ongoing work is valued and vital as we work in partnership to build an integrated health care system with care coordinated for patients and families.”

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