Advisory Councils

Engaging local stakeholders is critical to the work of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). As part of engaging with the community, the WWLHIN has a number of advisory councils and groups. These groups of health care practitioners, professionals, and community members come together to share information and to provide advice and input to the WWLHIN, informing our local health strategy. 

Some of these groups are also part of our legislative requirements, as outlined in Part III of the Local Health Integration Act, 2006, which (for example) indicates that each LHIN is required to establish a health professionals advisory committee (subsection 16 (5)) as part of its overall community engagement strategy. 

The WWLHIN's focus on acting in the best interest of  residents guides local actions to transform the system and keep Waterloo Wellington residents healthy and provide the right care, at the right time in the right place. 

If you have questions about any of these groups, please phone our office at 519-883-550 or 1-888-883 3313 (toll-free) or email us at

Patient and Family Advisory Committee

Are you passionate about improving health care in Waterloo Wellington? If so, click here for details in English | French.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

Are you passionate about improving student health in Waterloo Wellington? If so, click here for details.

Primary Care Advisory Committee 

The WWLHIN Primary Care Advisory Committee engages primary care providers in dialogue about implementing provincial and local health system strategies, and provides the LHIN with advice on achievement of our local IHSP. Areas of focus include the following:

  • Providing advice to the WWLHIN and the Primary Care Lead about achieving goals and objectives, including identifying barriers, enablers, and relevant regional issues.
  • Identifying critical success factors that support best practices in primary care to improve a patient’s journey through the health care continuum.
  • Recommending actions that assist with adopting best practices in primary care and help to further integrate primary care in the local health system.

Local Quality Partnership

The Local Quality Partnership is comprised of leaders from across our local health system. This group collaborates and coordinates the implementation of solutions to create a more seamless, coordinated, and sustainable health system for our residents, with a focus on quality and best-practice, evidence-based care.

The Local Quality Partnership acts as in an advisory capacity to the WWLHIN on issues, priorities and strategies that help to improve the health and well-being of our residents.