COVID-19 information for patients and families

To help protect our people, patients and communities, we are screening everyone who enters our main hospital buildings. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access.

Please check our COVID-19 information page for more updates before coming to our sites.

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