The Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network works to realize our vision of:
The purpose of the MNCYN is to enable the consistent delivery of safe, quality maternal, newborn, child and youth care across our region. We achieve this by promoting and advocating for a consistent standard of care.
Our Network is seen as adding significant value through its ability to:
MNCYN fulfills its mission by offering a number of deliverables and services in our geographical region in Ontario to help health care organizations meet their objectives and exceed professional regulations.
Dr. Ghislain Hardy
Dr. Janice Tijssen
Dr. Tim Lynch
Dr. Rahul Ohja
Dr. Henry Roukema
Dr. Kevin Coughlin
Dr. Jordan Schmidt
Our logo stylishly depicts the progression of newborn, child and youth in a maternal embrace. It represents a strong sense of confidence, community and cultural diversity emblematic of Canadian society.
The logo speaks to the creativity, cooperation and professionalism required of such an organization. Modern and dynamic, it symbolizes the collaboration and positive partnerships that the MNCYN strives to achieve for the regional health care sector.
A strategic planning session is held every three years with our regional partners and key stakeholders (see appendix A of the Strategic Plan PDF for participating organizations). The strategic priorities are determined by the feedback (themes) as voiced by our partners. The themes are then positioned under the strategic pillars of MNCYN, Quality Health Outcomes, Systems Integration, Improved Asset Management and Enhanced Learning and Growth.
The MNCYN strategic plan is a living document that is frequently revisited and updated as required to ensure our priorities are relevant, aligned with public health care outcomes and meeting the needs of our partners.
The MNCYN follow the Accountability & Operational Structure (shown below), with top priority being given to our patients and their families.
View PDF of the MNCYN Organizational Structure.
Reporting to the Partner organizations’ CEO/ Medical Officer of Health, the Network Regional Steering Committee will make strategic decisions as they apply to the Network and will plan for the successful evolution of program developments in Southwestern Ontario as agreed to by the Partners. The Regional Steering Committee will ensure that the key goals, vision and mission of the Network are consistent with the direction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ministry of Health Promotion and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, nationally recognized best practice standards, and the needs of The Partners and other stakeholders. Additionally, the Regional Steering Committee will review reports and recommendations resulting from the work of the Task and Working Groups. The Regional Steering Committee consists of one representative from each Partner organization.
In order to facilitate the operations and management of the Network, an Executive Committee will be formed to represent the Regional Steering Committee. The Executive Committee will report to the Regional Steering Committee at minimum semi-annually or more often when necessary.
The Executive Committee undertake the following responsibilities:
Membership is voluntary and will include the following:
The Baby-Friendly Initiative Task Force’s role is to:
The Task Force Membership includes:
The Patient / Family Advisory Committee’s role is to:
The Committee Membership includes: