Connecting with Our Community

Mackenzie Health's team regularly reaches out to a wide variety of community groups to engage and consult on the future planning of health care.

Our project leaders have met with ratepayer groups, seniors clubs, religious organizations, cultural groups and service clubs to share plans and seek community input to help shape the future of health care in York Region.

When construction officially started on the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital in October 2016, and as part of Mackenzie Health's efforts to keep our community up to date on the latest progress on the planning and construction of the first hospital to be built in the City of Vaughan, Mackenzie Health  provided a preview of the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital interior and exterior design, as well as Mackenzie Health's Smart Hospital Vision to our community. Since then, hospital leadership has continued to provide public updates to the community:


  • November 15, 2016 - City of Vaughan Council
  • November 21, 2016 - Town of Richmond Hill Committee of the Whole
  • November 28, 2016 - Township of King Council/Committee of the Whole
  • November 29, 2016 - Councillor Marilyn Iafrate's Ward 1, Vaughan - Community Meeting (View on YouTube)
  • March 2, 2017 - Regional Municipality of York Committee of the Whole
  • April 25, 2017 - Councillor David West's Ward 4, Richmond Hill - Community Meeting
  • Town of Richmond Hill Committee of the Whole – April 23, 2018
  • Township of King Council – May 7, 2018
  • City of Vaughan Council – May 8, 2018
  • York Regional Council – June 7, 2018
  • May 13, 2019 – Township of King Council/Committee of the Whole 
  • May 16, 2019 – Regional Municipality of York Committee of the Whole 
  • June 4, 2019 – City of Vaughan Council
  • June 18, 2019 – Maple-Kleinburg Advisory Committee
  • May 9, 2020 – City of Vaughan Council
  • May 27, 2020 – City of Richmond Hill Council

Mackenzie Health shared a project update with members of the Vaughan business community, including projections for construction jobs in the building of the hospital and expected employment and business opportunities.

In making the decision to name the new hospital in Vaughan after a donor, Mackenzie Health was required to meet a list of expectations outlined by the provincial government to respect the interests of the communities hospitals serve. These expectations included meaningful consultation with stakeholders in the community. In February 2020, stakeholder consultation sessions were held with a cross-section of community members, staff members and physicians to gather input and insight. The feedback we received was factored into our decision and approach to the naming announcement.  

Click here to view Business Opportunities at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital.