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:
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: