Across Ontario, LHINs are guided by the Local Health System Integration Act to address the health care needs of local communities, including Indigenous people.
LHINs recognize the role of Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit (living on-reserve and off-reserve) in the planning and delivery of health care services in their respective communities.
Over 10,000 Indigenous people, representing 0.6 per cent of the population, reside in the Central LHIN catchment area. The Chippewas of Georgina Island, comprising approximately 200 residents, is the only First Nations on-reserve community in the Central LHIN.
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