New Member Joins Toronto Central LHIN Board

TORONTO, ON (Month day, year) – Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Madden as the newest member of the Toronto Central LHIN Board of Directors through an Order in Council effective as of November 30th, 2016.

Jason will serve alongside the eight current Toronto Central LHIN board members in directing the LHIN’s policies and providing oversight to plan, fund and coordinate the provision of health care services in Toronto Central.

Jason is the co-managing partner of the law firm Pape Salter Teillet LLP, which represents Indigenous peoples and their governments throughout Canada.  Jason is Métis and has been recognized for being at the forefront in the advancement of Métis rights law in Canada. He regularly advises not-for-profit and community organizations on internal governance and employment related issues, and regularly volunteers his time within the Indigenous community in Toronto.

Jason is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a teacher, speaker and presenter on Aboriginal law, including teaching at Lakehead University’s Law School and co-chairing the Osgoode Certificate in the Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law.  In 2015, he was the recipient of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Dianne Martin Medal for his advancement of social justice through law, and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer.


“I want to thank Mr. Jason Madden for taking on the role of newest member of the Toronto Central LHIN Board of Directors. I look forward to working with him on the transformation of Ontario’s health care system into one that is more accessible, integrated and patient-focused.”

-Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“Jason brings a wealth of experience and expertise in working closely with Indigenous communities. I am very pleased to welcome him to the Board and I look forward to working closely with him in his new leadership role to help shape and integrate our health care system.”

-Susan Fitzpatrick, CEO Toronto Central LHIN

“I am honored and excited to be part of the Toronto Central LHIN Board of Directors and have the opportunity to represent healthcare needs of the diverse communities that live in the Toronto Central region in this transformative time for the provision and planning of healthcare.”

-Jason Madden, Toronto Central LHIN Board Member


  • The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, advise on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN.
  • The Chair and the Board of Directors are appointed based on their expertise, experience, leadership skills and the needs of the LHIN and, through the Chair, are accountable to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Directors are appointed by an Order-in-Council through a process administered by the Public Appointment Secretariat for a term of up to three years, and may be appointed for one further term.
  • The Toronto Central  LHIN’s Board of Directors includes:
    • Dr. Vivek Goel, Chair
    • John Fraser, Vice, Chair
    • Carol Perry, Director
    • Yasmin Meralli, Director
    • Maurice Hudon, Director
    • Felix Wu, Director
    • Christopher Hoffmann, Director
    • Pamela Griffith-Jones, Director

About the Toronto Central LHIN

Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has the highest concentration of health services in Ontario with more than 170 health service providers delivering 210 programs.  Toronto Central LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding local health services that meet the needs of 1.2 million residents and thousands of other Ontarians who come to Toronto for care.

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For more information

Megan Primeau

Manager, Communications

Toronto Central LHIN



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