Janine Hopkins



During her 20 years in health care, Janine has held leadership roles in public, not-for-profit and private organizations specializing in system strategy and planning, public affairs and policy. From 2008 to 2013, Janine was Senior Director, Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs at the Toronto Central (TC) LHIN. Janine was responsible for strategic planning, communications, community engagement, and key corporate initiatives including programs to improve care for Aboriginal people and Francophones.

Janine was Vice President of Public Affairs for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) from 2005 to 2008. As Director of Communications for Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Janine was a senior advisor to the Minister and oversaw communications for priority initiatives including Family Health Teams and the Wait Time Strategy. Janine held senior positions with the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores and Veritas Communications and was a senior policy advisor in the Ministry’s Nursing Secretariat.

Janine has led numerous health system planning initiatives including planning primary care and community hubs in Thorncliffe Park and other high-needs Ontario communities and strategic planning for different health care organizations. Janine has led or been a senior advisor for health services reviews including a review of acute, continuing care and wellness services for Alberta Health and reviews of seniors’ and other community-based services in Ontario. She was responsible for delivering TC LHIN’s Integrated Health Services Plan and was part of the executive steering group for the TC LHIN’s Quality and Health Links strategies.

Janine was Board Chair of Interval House and a mentor for the Rainbow Health Public Policy Institute. She holds an MA in Political Science (health policy) from the University of Toronto.