The Champlain LHIN's health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.


Improving Support for Vulnerable Community Housing Residents

L to R: Jean-Pierre Boisclair (LHIN Board Chair), Chantale LeClerc
(LHIN CEO), Stéphane Giguère (OCH CEO), Councillor Mathieu
Fleury (Chair, OCH Board)

Dec 19, 2018 - To improve health outcomes for social housing residents who are often at high-risk, the Champlain LHIN has formalized its collaborative partnership with Ottawa Community Housing (OCH).

OCH provides 15,000 homes to 32,000 residents including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and people with special needs within many communities across the City of Ottawa. Many of these people have increasingly complex needs, and the LHIN and OCH have committed to working together to increase support for these individuals by optimizing existing resources.

With both organizations’ goals of building and supporting healthy communities, the Champlain LHIN and OCH have previously collaborated on specific projects to provide housing supports to seniors, people with mental health and addiction challenges, and people with acquired brain injuries. On December 19, 2018, the two organizations strengthened their relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to work more strategically to accomplish shared goals.

For more information, please contact Kevin Barclay (, 613.747.3228, or toll-free 1.866.902.5446 x 3228).

Formalizing Our Relationship with Public Health

MOU with OPH
L to R: Jean-Pierre Boisclair (LHIN Board Chair), Chantale LeClerc
(LHIN CEO), Dr Vera Etches (OPH Acting Medical Officer of Health),
Councillor Shad Qadri (Chair of the Ottawa Board of Health)

Apr 11, 2018 - Formally connecting LHINs and local boards of health leverages their community expertise and ensures local public health units are involved in community health planning.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and the Champlain LHIN have a history of collaborating to improve the health of the population, drawing on each other’s strengths and areas of expertise. In fact, the Champlain LHIN’s vision, “Healthy people, healthy communities, supported by a quality, accessible health system”, aligns with the OPH vision, “All Ottawa’s communities and people are healthy, safe, and actively involved in their well-being."

On April 11, 2018, OPH and the Champlain LHIN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The intent of this first-ever formal agreement is to outline and strengthen our collaboration, as we continue to work together to improve health outcomes for residents of the City of Ottawa.

For more information, please contact James Fahey (, 613.747.3215 or toll-free 1.866.902.5446 x 3215).