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.
Across sub-regions, the LHIN works to achieve its mission of building a coordinated, integrated and accountable health system for people where and when they need it.
We work with and fund roughly 120 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs and/or services in hospitals, community support services (like meals-on-wheels), mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes.
The Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services to more than 62,200 patients annually, including a wide range of health care services and resources at home, in the community and in schools. Our patient-care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining each client's independence and dignity.
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
- In health-related indicators, the Champlain region has higher rates, compared to Ontario, of estimated number of people with mental health/addiction conditions, hospitalization for chronic conditions, fall-related emergency visits for seniors, and emergency visits for intentional self-harm. More population health data is available on our sub-region page.
Did you know that the LHIN funds two types of health provider organizations?
Health Service Providers: are suppliers of health programs and services that are offered in hospitals, community support service agencies, mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes.
Legally speaking, “health service providers” are defined in Section 2 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006
Service Provider Organizations: are often called contracted service providers. On behalf of the LHIN, these agencies deliver home-and-community care services to support people living as independently as possible in the community. These services may include nursing, personal care (including bathing, dressing, etc.), physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more.
Legally speaking, “service providers” are defined in Section 2 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994