The Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) mandate is to ensure health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents who call this region home.
We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes.
As of May 24, 2017, the Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services (to learn more, please click here). We provide a wide range of health care services and resources to support 58,000+ patients each year at home, at school or in the community. Our patient-care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining independence and dignity at home and in their community.
Champlain is Ontario’s easternmost LHIN, and shares a 465-km-long border with Quebec. Some of our population's unique characteristics include:
- One in five residents lives in a rural area
- One in five residents is Francophone
- One in six residents reports using a language other than English and French (most common are Chinese [several languages combined], Arabic, and Italian).
- There are two First Nations communities: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (near Cornwall, and the second-most populous First Nation in Canada), and Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation (Renfrew County). The Indigenous population in the Champlain region is estimated at over 40,000, and includes one of the largest Inuit populations in Canada.