Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreements
This page has been developed to provide information and linkages for the benefit of health services providers, their associations, ministry and LHINs on the CAPS and M-SAA processes.
CAPS & M-SAA 2011-2014
It is a requirement of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 that LHINs have a service accountability agreement (SAA) in place with each health service provider (HSP) that it funds. All 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) were required to enter into a new Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreements (M-SAA) with community health service providers effective April 1, 2011. The current M-SAA between LHINs and their community care access centres (CCAC) community health centres (CHC), community mental health and addictions provider (CMH&A) and community support service providers (CSS) covers a three-year term ending March 31, 2014.
In order to facilitate the development of the M-SAAs, each health service provider was required to submit a planning document known as the Community Accountability Planning Submission (CAPS). The CAPS together with the M-SAA form the basis of a multi-year funding and planning framework. This framework supports the province's efforts to facilitate alignment of the provision of health services across health sectors and in line with the Ministry and LHIN priorities.
CAPS & M-SAA 2013/14 Refresh
In the absence of definitive ministry funding targets in 2011, HSPs completed the CAPS based on a planning assumption of a 0% base adjustment for the first two years of the Agreement. Year 3 of the M-SAA was marked "TBD" in anticipation of further information on planning targets from the ministry. M-SAA Schedules have now been refreshed to update the planning assumptions, financial and service information and performance expectation for Year 3 (2013/14) of the current M-SAA.
Key Documents: 2013/14 CAPS & M-SAA Refresh
2013/14 CAPS & M-SAA Refresh Communiques
2013/14 CAPS Refresh
2013/14 M-SAA Refresh
Key Documents: 2011-2014 CAPS & M-SAA
Below is the final version of the 2011-14 M-SAA template, schedules and supporting documents:
2011-14 M-SAA Template & Schedules
2011-14 Planning Process
2011-14 Additional Tools and Resources