Community Engagement

In March 2006 the Central East LHIN distributed its Framework for Community Engagement and Local Health Planning. In that Framework we stated a valued belief that engaged communities are healthy communities. After months of conversations with local residents and health care professionals, we came to the distinct realization “engaged communities, healthy communities” was more than a value statement, it was also our motivating vision for change.

During the implementation of the LHIN's first Integrated Health Service Plan, hundreds of individuals from across the Central East region joined planning partnerships teams - Collaboratives, Health Interest Networks and Task Groups - and provided local expertise in the identification of opportunities for health care improvements. Their insight and input was invaluable and their hard work and dedication to the residents of the Central East LHIN resulted in new funded projects, local projects that rolled out provincially, informative reports, recommendations for improvement and much more.

When LHIN began implementing subsequent IHSPs that vision did not change and we continued to believe that when people are actively involved in managing their own health and wellness, as well as creating their own heath care and community solutions, they tend to be healthier as a result.

Learn More

  • Please click HERE to see the resources that the LHIN uses to support its Community Engagement activities.
  • Please click HERE to view the latest Introduction to the Central East LHIN Presentation.
  • Please click on the links below to learn more about these engagement structures and ongoing opportunities for involvement.   

Be Informed

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If you would like to invite the Central East LHIN to attend or present at your organization or event please contact Karen O'Brien at or 905-430-3308 ext. 3212.

Aboriginal Engagement

Partnering to benefit the health, communities and the future of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status people.

Francophone Engagement

Un solide travail de partenariat a été établi pour appuyer le RLISS dans son dialogue avec les intervenants francophones.


Physicians play a valuable role in activities leading to an integrated and sustainable healthcare system.

Board to Board

Creating a culture of cooperation at the governance level within the LHIN.

Patient and Family Advisory Committee

Taking action on the lived experiences of patients and caregivers

Committees and Action Groups

Local health care providers and community residents are continuing to work together to improve the health care system.


LHINs bring together health care partners to develop solutions leading to more timely access to high quality services.