Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework

The Community Health Capital Programs (CHCP) policy provides a unified approach for the review, approval and funding of community capital projects in Ontario by the ministry. The CHCP policy reduces the number of stages from six in the current model to four in the one for Single Provider and Integrated Facilities capital projects. The new capital planning and implementation process will address the key factors in the current process that have been identified by stakeholders and the ministry in delaying planning and implementation of community sector capital projects.

Under this new framework, the LHIN continues to play a critical role in advising on, and endorsing, the program and service elements of all community capital projects in the early capital planning stages.

Health Service Providers (HSPs) and organizations eligible under the CHCP policy for dedicated capital funding include:

  • Community Health Centres (CHCs)
  • Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs)
  • Community Based Mental Health and Addictions (MH&A) Agencies
  • Public Health Units
  • Family Health Teams
  • Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics

Community Capital Planning Toolkit

For additional information about the Community Capital Planning Toolkit, please click on the links below:

Access to Training on Community Health Capital Programs Policy (eLearning Modules)

The Health Capital Division is releasing updated training on the revised Community Health Capital Programs Policy (CHCP) documents. These interactive eLearning modules highlight key features of the CHCP policy and processes for eligible community health service providers (HSPs) seeking ministry review, approval and funding for community health capital projects. Going forward, access to HSP training materials will be provided through the new Health Capital Division Web Portal.

The updated eLearning modules replace Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework – Part 1 and Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework – Part II – Module 1. Updates were made to ensure alignment with the revised CHCP policy documents released in April 2017.

We recommend that these training modules be completed in a timely manner, prior to community health capital project submissions.

How to Access the Portal

All users will need to create an account to access the new training materials. To register, please complete the following steps:

Part 1

  1. Visit:
  2. Click on the ‘Create new account’ link and create your account
  3. With the question regarding website use, please indicate “funding”
  4. Submit your request to create an account
  5. You will receive an email from the Health Data Branch Web Portal team with a timeline for account creation

Part 2

  1. Once your account has been created and you receive a second verification email from the Health Data Branch Web Portal team, login to your new account at the website:
  2. Click on ‘Health Capital Division’ on the index bar on the left side of the webpage
  3. Then click on ‘Health Capital Investment Branch’
  4. Scroll down to the ‘Training Materials’ section to access the following eLearning modules:
    • Module 1: Overview of the Community Health Capital Programs (CHCP) Policy Course
    • Module 2: Stage 1 Application Process and the Community Toolkit


For more information about the Capital Planning Process in the ESC LHIN, please contact:

Erin Link, Manager, Capital Planning, Erie St. Clair LHIN
1-888-310-8881 ext. 7011