Aboriginal Engagement

Mississauga Halton LHIN’s Integrated Health Service Plan commits to collaborating and engaging with our Aboriginal community. Specifically, the LHIN’s High Quality, Person-Centred Care strategy identifies working with the community, including Aboriginal people, to support the provision of services which are linguistically and culturally competent and to promote holistic, cross-sectoral strategies to address social determinants of health in at-risk populations.

The Mississauga Halton LHIN has engaged with the Metis Nation of Ontario on the development of a Mental Health and Addictions System Access Model. The Metis Nation of Ontario has provided consultation to the LHIN on their provincial telepsychiatric mental health service supports model.

Metis Council at Medicine Walk Photo

 As a member of the Telemedicine Advisory Committee the Metis Nation of Ontario was an active participant in the development of the Mississauga Halton LHIN’s Telemedicine Work plan. 

The Mississauga Halton LHIN provided cultural awareness/competency training to its staff and Board members to enhance Aboriginal cultural competency in the LHIN. Meeting our targets, over 90% of staff and over 85% of the Board has received the education.

In partnership with the Peel Aboriginal Network and the Metis Nation of Ontario it has supported planning and sponsored the delivery of yearly community events such as Sisters in Spirit as well as the Métis Medicine Walk.