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About Us

Public health is an important part of the health care system in Canada. In fact, the work of public health is to keep people healthy and prevent injury, illness and premature death.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, like all 34 health units in Ontario, offers a combination of programs and services, and works on policies and initiatives that protect and promote the health of the populations it serves. In doing so, we recognize that health is complex and influenced by a number of factors, such as where we live and work, the amount of money we have, and our social connections. These factors are called the social determinants of health, and in collaboration with our partners, and oftentimes behind-the-scenes, we work to address them and the role they play in health of our communities.

Our Mission

With our communities, we prevent disease and injury, and promote and protect health for all in Simcoe Muskoka.

Our Vision

Healthy People. Healthy Places.

Our Values:

  • RESPECT We believe that respect for all people is embedded within our relationships with each other, and is reflected in our work.
  • COLLABORATION We believe that by working with others we can achieve the best health outcomes for all.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY  We believe in being transparent and responsible to the public and our stakeholders by using ethical and sustainable organizational practices.
  • EQUITY We believe that all people are entitled to achieve their full health potential.
  • EXCELLENCE We believe in providing the highest quality programs and services to achieve our vision.
  • POSITIVE WORKPLACE We believe in a work environment where our employees are valued, communicate openly, and have work-life balance.
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