Central LHIN is guided by the Local Health System Integration Act to address the health care needs of local communities, including Indigenous people. LHINs are required to recognize the role of Indigenous peoples in the planning and delivery of health care services in their respective communities. Indigenous people include First Nations, Métis and Inuit (living both on-reserve and off-reserve – urban and rural).
Data from the 2011 National Household Survey reveals that Central LHIN is home to approximately 9,000 Indigenous people, representing 0.5 per cent of the population living within the boundaries of the LHIN. The Chippewas of Georgina Island, comprising approximately 200 residents, are Central LHIN’s only First Nations and on-reserve community. Learn more about the Indigenous community in Central LHIN.