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May 2, 2024



Asset Mapping and Needs Assessment

The Regent Park Community Health Centre (Regent Park CHC) invites highly qualified consulting firms to apply for an exciting opportunity to support in the implementation of the agency’s new Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026.

In addition to the new strategic directions, Regent Park CHC recently received designation as a Mental Health and Addictions service provider as part of Ontario Health’s Enhanced Mental Health Care Services.

In advancing the work of Regent Park CHC over the next three years, this project aims to respond and meet the needs of community in providing comprehensive services to improve health and well-being.

Open Inquiry/Question Period

Please submit all questions and clarifications via email to:


Maryam Ebrahimpour

Senior Director, Primary Health Care



Courtnay McFarlane

Director, Health Promotion and Community Services


May 31, 2024


12:00 Noon

Final Submission

·         One PDF document containing all the required information

 June 14, 2024


12:00 Noon

Interviews and SelectionWeek of June 24-28, 2024
Final Selection & Work CommencementJuly 8th, 2024


Regent Park CHC is a community-based health care centre in the downtown east end of Toronto delivering coordinated primary health care, harm reduction, health promotion, illness prevention, advocacy and community capacity-building services to priority populations who encounter barriers to high quality health care services. Regent Park CHC works from a Social Determinants of Health Framework and engages all individuals and families who have challenges in accessing healthcare and services in Regent Park, Cabbagetown, and Moss Park, neighbourhoods.


Regent Park CHC is accepting proposals for consulting services to support the implementation of the agency’s operational plans that was derived from the agency’s 2023-2026 strategic plan.



Scope of Services

The successful proponent will be responsible for completion of needs assessment and develop recommendation for implementation of three strategic priorities: Strengthen Community, Improve Access to Services, and Advance Black Health. In supporting these priorities, there should also be an overarching focus on Mental Health within an interdisciplinary service delivery model.

  1. Strengthen Community

Goal: Strengthen local capacity and leadership so that Regent Park and Moss Park residents can advance their health and well being priorities​.

Key Deliverables:

  • Conduct asset-mapping and assessment of capacity building activities underway in Regent Park and Moss Park
  • Finalize results and develop recommendations to guide Regent Park CHC’s local community capacity building work for the coming 2 – 3
  • Research planning and evaluation frameworks used by different Regent Park CHC programs and other CHCs/organizations and identify leading practices for client/community engagement​
  1. Improve Access to Services

Goal: Improve access to and the delivery of comprehensive primary health care and supports for people who are vulnerable in Regent Park/Moss Park and our extended downtown east catchment through collaboration, partnerships and client centered service planning​


Key Deliverables:

  • Develop project/work plan and identify the methodology that will be used to carry out assessments of Regent Park CHC programs
  • Conduct review of primary care and mental health services and programs and map out current service and program pathways
  • Define the preferred future state for harmonized primary care and mental health programming and pathways
  • Develop recommendations and an implementation plan to get from the current to future state ​
  • Identify all current partnerships and assess against Regent Park CHC priorities
  • Develop recommendations for improving and aligning partnerships
  1. Advance Black Health

Goal: Work with partners and community members to address anti-Black racism and advocate for policies that reduce health disparities ​

Key Deliverables:

  • Carry out local/community assessment of Black health needs and priorities
  • Prepare a report articulating Black health needs and priorities in the community​

Consultant Requirements

It is expected that the successful proponent will have:

  • Experience in internal and external stakeholder engagement, operational planning and implementation
  • Lived understanding of anti-racism/anti-oppression/resisting anti-Black principles and ability to apply this lens to the strategic planning work
  • Expertise and experience of the non-profit, mental health and addictions sector and familiarity with Ontario Health, Ontario Health Teams and emerging trends

Proposal Submission

Interested proponents are asked to email a proposal of one PDF file no longer than ten (10) pages containing:

  • Name of company, name of all consultants, and contact information
  • A CV/resume/profile illustrating expertise and experience, including three to five examples of projects in similar size and scope to this project
  • Three relevant references, including client name, contact person, phone number, project description, and results
  • Full details describing the general approach or development strategy, work plan, critical path with timeframes, and explanation of how the RFP requirements will be achieved including suggested and needed human and support resources
  • A fee quote for services that includes a detailed budget with a breakdown of expected hours and other expected costs
  • Disclosure of any real or perceived conflict of interest that either presently exists or could reasonably be foreseen as arising in the future should the proposal be


NOTE: A conflict of interest will be evaluated on its merits and will not necessarily result in the exclusion of a response. You may supplement your proposal with any additional information you feel will strengthen your submission. Please keep total proposal to one PDF file of no more than 10 pages maximum.

Questions and Clarification

All interested proponents may seek clarification and ask questions by sending email to the Senior Director, Primary Health Care, Maryam Ebrahimpour at MaryamE@regentparkchc.org. Telephone inquiries will not be answered.

Selection criteria

Final determination and selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the
  • Clear description of elements of work including expected outcomes
  • Identification of who will do the work and timelines
  • Relevance of completed projects, experience, and references
  • Education, training and subject expertise
  • Thoroughness of proposal and ability to meet
  • Proposals are to be concise, one PDF file of no more than ten (10) pages
  • All Proposals will be evaluated against the above criteria, with a minimum score of 80% for


Regent Park CHC will not be liable for any costs incurred by a consultant in the preparation of their response to this proposal or attending to the presentation if required. Regent Park CHC reserves the right to ask for additional information and adjustments to any proposed response. Regent Park CHC will keep all information provided by the candidate as confidential. Information provided to the respondents is to be used for the sole purpose of responding to this RFP.

How to Apply

Please submit your proposal by email on or before June 14, 2024 at 12 noon to Amna Khan, Executive Assistant, at AmnaK@regentparkchc.org. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Regent Park CHC actively encourages applicants from all equity seeking groups – Indigenous Peoples, racialized and cultural minority groups, people with disabilities and LGBTQ and 2 spirit communities.

Our Centre embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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