Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF)

Community Health Service Providers (HSPs) are responsible for planning infrastructure renewal activities to ensure that their facilities are in a good state of repair. Recognizing the need for the renewal of community health care infrastructure, the

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care created the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) program. This program is intended to assist eligible HSPs in addressing renewal needs on a priority basis.

CIRF provides funding for ongoing repair and renewal needs of agencies meeting specific criteria relating to asset ownership and lease length, based on an assessment of asset condition.

The following HSPs are included in the CIRF LHIN Program Pilot Project for 2017/18:

  • Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs);
  • Community-Based Mental Health and Addictions (MH&As) Agencies (including 24 hour on-site residential treatment)*;
  • Community Health Centres (CHCs);
  • Family Health Teams (FHTs);
  • Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics (NPLCs);
  • Public Health Units; and
  • Hospital Fund Type 2**

*Excludes other Supportive Housing Programs (such as Dedicated Supportive Housing, Rent Supplement Initiatives, Homes for Special Care, Habitat Services Toronto, etc.).

**Excludes hospital owned sites (including those Fund Type 2 programs delivered within a hospital building site captured by the Facility Condition Assessment Program).

2017-18 CIRF Guidelines

The files below contain detailed information on the 2017-18 approval and reporting requirements, accessing and submitting necessary forms, and relevant LHIN and contact information.

Interim and Settlement Reports

The following Microsoft Excel files contain important instructions for completing the reports and submission information. Please note the submission deadlines for each report. 

Please submit completed reports as the both the excel version, as well as a signed PDF, to

2018-19 Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) Asset Survey

The Community Asset Inventory Survey has been developed by the Health Capital Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ("the ministry") to collect foundational data on the site details and condition of infrastructure stock of community organizations.  The results of this survey will be used to inform the roll-out of the Community Infrastructure Renewal Fund (CIRF) funding and application process for 2018-19.

Questions and Concerns

The South East LHIN looks forward to working with you to implement the CIRF initiative. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CIRF program, please contact Gary Braida at