Provincial Aboriginal LHIN Network

Each of the 14 LHINs has a dedicated staff lead to facilitate Aboriginal engagement and planning.

These LHIN leads have formed a community of practice called the Provincial Aboriginal LHIN Network (PALN), which is linked to the LHINs' CEO table. 

The PALN's scope is to facilitate cross-LHIN collaboration, communication and knowledge-sharing through bi-monthly meetings and one annual event.

As the LHINs develop relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal / First Nation communities, common areas of focus have been identified across the LHINs:  

  • Advancing Cultural Competency

  • Collaborating  on Mental Health and Addictions

  • Diabetes

  • Hospice Palliative Care

  • Home and Community Care 

Within the context of a cross-LHIN systems-approach, these areas of focus have become the first priorities that the LHINs collectively address.

LHIN CEOs support this strategic approach to planning. In 2013-14, LHINs identified indicators to measure progress, and became accountable to Aboriginal communities and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for this work.

Each year, the LHINs produce a report to outline progress made in these areas: