Introduction

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 services, community health centres, and long-term care homes. As of May 24, 2017, the Champlain LHIN also delivers home and community care services.

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: Akwesasne (near Cornwall, and the second-most populous reserve in Canada), and Pikwàkanagàn (Renfrew County). Over two-thirds of Aboriginal peoples live off-reserve.