2020 Declaration of Compliance


Issued pursuant to the M-SAA effective April 1, 2019

To:  The Central Local Health Integration Network (the “LHIN”).

From:  The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Addiction Services for York Region (the “HSP”)

Date:  June 25, 2020

Re:  April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 (the “Applicable Period”)

Unless  otherwise  defined in this declaration, capitalized  terms  have the same meaning  as set out in the M-SAA between the LHIN and the HSP effective April 1, 2019.

The Board has authorized me, by resolution dated June 25, 2020, to declare to you as follows:

After making inquiries of the Executive Director, Penny Marrett, and other appropriate officers of the HSP and subject to any exceptions identified on Appendix 1 to this Declaration of Compliance, to the best of the Board’s knowledge and belief, the HSP has fulfilled, its obligations under the service accountability agreement (the “M-SAA”) in effect during the Applicable Period.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the HSP has complied with:

  1. Article 4.8 of the M-SAA concerning applicable procurement practices;
  2. The Local Health System Integration Act, 2006; and
  3. The Public Sector Compensation Restraint to Protect Public Services Act, 2010.


Mary Lawlis
Chair, Board of Directors
Addiction Services for York Region

Appendix 1 – Exceptions

The impact of COVID-19 was begun to be felt by Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) in late February when confirmed presentations were postponed or cancelled. This continued into March when, at the beginning of March, nearly all of the awareness presentations were postponed or cancelled until further notice. In mid-March, ASYR moved to having all staff work remotely. Group sessions were not offered at that time as ASYR was focused on ensuring that staff were able to provide services to our clients remotely through a secure platform that was PHIPA compliant,

As a result of the above, ASYR was not able to achieve the targets for group sessions.

ASYR is moving toward offering group sessions remotely, starting in July 2020. ASYR is concerned that with COVID-19 and with current public health directives for physical distancing, etc., ASYR will be challenged to achieve its targets for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. ASYR is working hard to put strategies in place to do its best to achieve the targets set out in the M-SAA.


Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020