About the Rehabilitative Care Alliance

Funded by Ontario's 14 LHINs, the Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) works with partners across the province to strengthen and standardize rehabilitative care in Ontario through:

• better planning
• improved performance management and evaluation, and
• increased integration of best practices across the care continuum. 

Our initiatives support the ongoing efforts of LHINs and health service providers to enhance outcomes for people receiving rehabilitative care while using health system resources more efficiently and effectively. 

RCA work is guided by available evidence and data and by the active participation of LHINs, rehabilitative care providers, subject matter experts and patient and family representatives. 

RCA initiatives align with Ontario's health system objectives and other province-wide initiatives including Ontario Health Teams and connected care.

Our history

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance was established by the LHINs in 2013. In our first two years, we worked with stakeholders across the province to develop recommendations to improve rehabilitative care. We also developed the tools and resources required by LHINs and health service providers to implement those recommendations. 

Our work since then has included:

  • Providing project management and data analysis to guide and support LHINs and health service providers as they continue to operationalize the RCA recommendations.

  • Standardizing rehabilitative care best practices and improving quality through the development, dissemination and uptake of guidelines, tools and QI initiatives. 

  • Identifying new areas of work in response to emerging priorities within the health care environment, with particular focus on frail seniors, capacity planning, bundled care and best practices, community-based rehabilitative care and system evaluation. 

Details of our past work can be found in our bi-annual reports for 2013-15, 2015-17 and 2017-19.

The RCA would like to acknowledge the support and expertise of the GTA Rehab Network, which has provided secretariat support to the RCA since its inception. While the RCA and GTA Rehab Network are separate entities, some secretariat staff are cross-appointed to both.  

RCA Vision
Patient and system outcomes are optimized through
the integration of rehabilitative care at all levels of
health services policy, planning and delivery.