About the North West LHIN
The North West LHIN is a non-profit organization established in June 2005. Extending from Hudson Bay in the North to the United States border, and from the Manitoba border to just west of White River, the communities of the North West LHIN are spread across 458,010 kilometres.
The North West LHIN does not directly provide health care services. We work with health care providers, communities and the public to set priorities and plan health services in Northwestern Ontario. We will oversee the integration and coordination of local health services to make it easier for clients/patients to access the care they need. The North West LHIN is also responsible for allocating funding for the following health services in Northwestern Ontario:
- Community Care Access Centres (CCACs)
- Community Support Service Organizations
- Long-Term Care Homes
- Community Health Centres
- Community Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
The North West LHIN is about improving the quality and accessibility of health care for all residents of Northwestern Ontario through better integration and coordination of health services. It is based on the principle that health care services are best planned at the local level, by people who know the needs and priorities of their communities.
North West LHIN Population Health Profile
Strategic Directions for 2016-2019
Leading Health System Transformation in Our Communities outlines the North West LHIN's four strategic directions providing common vision and directions for the health system in Northwestern Ontario from 2010-2013.
For information on the Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA), please click here.