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Regional Advisors

Regional Advisors (formerly Community Partnership Coordinators) work with communities and local healthcare organizations within Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) regions. Their role is to assist all areas in Ontario to reach their physician recruitment and retention goals, and to work closely with all medical schools in the province to provide personal job-search assistance and career advice to medical residents.

How can a Regional Advisor help you?

For Medical Residents

Regional Advisors:

  • Work closely with residents and their spouses/partners to find suitable practice opportunities in Ontario.
  • Support the integration and retention of physicians within their new communities.
  • Assist with a variety of services for medical residents, including:
    • Practice Ontario, a career planning service in which Regional Advisors act as career advisors to help residents explore locum and permanent opportunities across the province, and assist residents with a smooth transition to practice;
    • Practice U, an online toolkit to support Practice Ontario;
    • HFOJobs, a free online employment portal;
    • Information on Distributed Medical Education, the Restricted Registration Program, and updates on other new initiatives and programs.

For Health-Care Organizations and Communities

Regional Advisors:

  • Assist recruiters and stakeholders with community-based physician recruitment and retention.
  • Develop physician recruitment and retention best practices, guidelines and materials that can be used across the province.
  • Assist with health human resources planning within each LHIN area.
  • Support local health-care organizations, hospitals, recruitment committees, medical administrators, and physicians in communities throughout Ontario and connect them to a variety of free resources and services, including:
    • Recruiter U, an online toolkit to assist health-care organizations with their recruitment efforts;
    • HFOJobs, an online employment portal for Ontario communities and health-care organizations to post permanent and locum opportunities in their community;
    • Ontario Physician Locum Programs, centralized and coordinated locum program administration. Regional Advisors can provide assistance in arranging physician locum coverage.

To find your local Regional Advisor, contact practiceontario@healthforceontario.ca.