We are pleased to announce the launch of our
2020-2025 strategic planning process.

The Strategic Planning process for the Brant Community Healthcare System included five phases – Preparation Phase, Discovery Phase, Review & Synthesize Phase, Validation Phase and Approval Phase.

Our Planning Journey

  • April 2019  Phase 1: Preparation
    • Formation of a 33-member Strategic Planning
      Steering Committee with broad representation
      from across the hospital and community
    • Environmental scan and data analysis
  • May 2019  Phase 2: Discovery
    • Comprehensive consultation through internal and
      external focus groups, electronic brainstorming,
      electronic web survey and mobile kiosk
    • Participation from over 1000 individuals from the
      hospital and community
    • Launch of the Strategic Planning Guest Speaker Series
  • August 2019  Phase 3: Analysis and Synthesis
    • Analysis of data from consultations
    • Development of draft strategic plan
  • October 2019  Phase 4: Validation
    • Validation of draft plan through open sessions with
      patients and families, staff, physicians, learners,
      volunteers, external partners and leadership
    • Over 400 participants shared feedback on the
      draft plan
  • January 2020 Phase 5: Approval & Launch
    • Approval of plan through Steering Committee
      and Board of Directors
    • March 2020: Launch of Brant Community Healthcare
      System’s 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan

Your engagement has shaped the collective voice and vision for BCHS.

We engaged with employees, medical staff, learners, volunteers, our foundation, community partners, community members, as well as staff from  partner hospitals across the region, to gather their thoughts on what  the future of healthcare should look like in our community.


Community Circle

Whether you’re an employee, volunteer, visitor, patient, or local community member, the “Community Circle” represents the connection we all take part in to shape our community.

Each “individual” that makes up the circle represents a member of the community’s voice and vision coming together to create one unified voice and vision for BCHS. Tying in with BCHS’s current colour scheme, we use different tones of purple, blue, yellow and green that are positive and vivid reflecting BCHS’s bright future ahead.

Planning Timeline

April 22, 2019

Expressions of Interest for Steering Committee Due.

May 1, 2019

Governance Committee Appoints Steering Committee.

May 8, 2019

Steering Committee Kick-off Meeting.

May 9 - June 25, 2019

Internal & External Consultation Phase.

October 3, 2019

Synthesis of Input & First Draft Due - Review by Steering Committee.

November 1, 2019

Second Draft Due - Review by Steering Committee.

November 10 – December 19, 2019

Validation by Internal & External Focus Groups.

January 15, 2020

Revisions and Final Draft to Steering Committee.

January 2020

Recommendation to Governance Committee and Board Approval.

February 28, 2020

Strategic Plan Launch.