The ice storm that recently wreaked havoc on much of Ontario generated many compelling stories of courage, frustration, selflessness, and heroism.

It highlighted, as such crises often do, the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities inherent in our day-to-day systems. Even the best-laid plans need to be tested every once in a while, and this storm tested many of us, both as individuals and as organizations, in spades. It also brought into focus the importance of a strong, integrated health care system working together to help protect some of the most vulnerable among us.

As a CCAC, we are tremendously fortunate to have both highly skilled staff and strong partnerships here in our community. I invite you to read this letter to the editor in the Brampton Guardian, which illustrates how such a combination enabled us to ensure our patients’ safety and continued care, both during the storm and throughout the year.



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