Aboriginal Engagement - updated December 22, 2011
Establishing a Partnership
The Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Métis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the Central East LHIN have established a significant partnership that is benefitting the health, communities and the future of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status people.
Through two advisory groups - the First Nations Health Advisory Circle and the Métis, Inuit, Non-Status People’s Advisory Committee, the Central East LHIN is receiving advice on a variety of topics reflecting on provincial and Central East LHIN priorities pertaining to the First Nations people represented.
A "Celebration of Partnership" event on September 30, 2010 saw representatives from the five Nations and the Central East LHIN come together for a historic signing of the Terms of Reference for the two advisory groups. Our thanks to our media partners in Northumberland and Peterborough for attending this event and helping to spread the word about this achievement.
Please click on the links below to view a selection of photographs and a video courtesy of NorthumberlandView.ca.
The Central East LHIN estimates that the First Nation, Métis and urban-based Aboriginal peoples residing in the region represents about one percent of the total regional population. First Nation, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status people face a number of health issues and challenges and their health status is below that of the general population. First Nation, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status people have identified a number of barriers to receiving equitable access to health services including jurisdictional and funding issues, lack of sensitivity to their culture, and a lack of targeted programs that focus on their particular health needs.
One of the main goals of the CE LHIN is to work with the First Nation, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status peoples to improve their overall health status. The CE LHIN is committed to working with all Aboriginal people to align health services with existing regional, provincial and federal health planning, health programming and service delivery systems to improve health outcomes.
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference for the two advisory groups can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
First Nations Health Advisory Circle Terms of Reference
Métis, Inuit, Non-Status People’s Advisory Committee Terms of Reference
For more information on the First Nations Health Advisory Circle and the Métis, Inuit, Non-Status People’s Advisory Committee, please contact the Central East LHIN at 1-866-804-5446.