Critical Care Services Ontario

Leading System Solutions in Critical Care

CCSO is leading the evolution of Ontario’s integrated critical care system, ensuring timely, appropriate and equitable access to critical care services for patients.

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Who We Are

Informative, Collaborative and Trusted Partner

Established in 2005, Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO) led the implementation of Ontario’s first Critical Care Strategy and now centrally coordinates and develops integrated system solutions for critical care and specialty programs aligned with critical care. CCSO’s work is the result of an ongoing collaboration between critical care providers, hospital administrators, partners from the Ministry of Health and other health system leaders.

Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO) - Who We Are

What We Do

Coordination and Implementation

CCSO improves access, quality, system integration, and value in the critical care system by partnering with system leaders to identify key priorities and co- develops policy and programs to address system issues.

Ontario Critical Care Clinical Practice Rounds

For multidisciplinary critical care teams to come together to share best practices and engage in discussions with their colleagues, across Ontario’s critical care system, to inform the care of critically ill patients. Learn More.

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Our Impact

A Proven Track Record

With a history of critical care system development, CCSO has demonstrated that an integrated healthcare system benefits front-line health care providers as well as the province as a whole. CCSO continues to deliver on its promise of improving access, quality, system integration, and value in the health system by addressing the policy, funding and operational issues that impact Ontario’s critical care system.


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Who We Work With

A Bridge Across the Healthcare System

Building connections between interdisciplinary and cross-functional health care providers has enabled seamless transitions throughout a patient’s continuum of care. The expertise and engagement of stakeholders is crucial to the overall success of CCSO’s initiatives. A knowledge sharing infrastructure is now in place to deliver timely and effective quality of care as a result of the long-standing partnerships CCSO has developed and nurtured.


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 |  Reports

The 2023 Burnout and Assessment of Team Cohesiveness Provincial Report provides an overview of the reported feelings of burnout among critical care teams, the ongoing impact of the pandemic recovery experience, the baseline perception of team cohesiveness, and the continuing impact of Health Human Resource challenges witnessed in Ontario within critical care. The insights gained from this Annual Report continue to inform system-level, as well as local investment and planning to improve staff well-being and retention within the Ontario Critical Care system.


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