Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and residents, and our people.

Only pre-approved visitors can visit patients at our sites. Please check our COVID-19 information page to learn more about what to expect for your appointment/visit and how to be approved as a visitor.

Community Advisory Panels (CAPs)

Our 4 CAPs

St. Michael's has four Community Advisory Panels:

  1. Homeless & Under-housed CAP
  2. Mental Health and Addictions CAP
  3. Women and Children's CAP
  4. First Nations, M├ętis, Inuit and Indigenous Community Advisory Panel CAP


  • Each CAP has about 20 members, made up of community volunteers, patients, consumers, community agency representatives and hospital staff from front line to senior management.
  • The membership ratio is about 2/3 community members and 1/3 hospital staff.

CAP Chairs

  • Chairs are volunteers from the community who serve for a two-year term.
  • Chairs are also members of the Community Advisory Committee which reports directly to the St. Michael's Board of Directors.


CAPs meet regularly and hold a joint CAP meeting once a year.

CAPs are currently working on...

  • Health issues for homeless people
  • Screening for women at-risk for intimate partner violence
  • Consultations with Ontario's new mental health and addictions strategy