Home care was established in Ontario in 1970 and is a fast-growing part of the formal health-care system. Since its beginnings, Ontario's home care system has gone through many changes, evolving and growing to become the comprehensive system it is today.
In 1996, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care established CCACs to provide a first point of contact for public access to long-term care homes and government-funded home care and community services.
Two years later, the OACCAC was established as a not-for-profit member and technology shared services organization to represent the common interests of the then 43 CCACs. These 43 offices were subsequently aligned with the 14 LHINs (Local Health Integration Networks) in 2008, and there are now 14 CCACs operating in several branch offices in every community across Ontario.