Mississauga Halton LHIN's diverse Aboriginal community is made up of different First Nations peoples, Métis as well as Inuit. In the Mississauga Halton LHIN service areas there is a small, but rapidly increasing, population self-identifying in the 2006 census as having Aboriginal ancestry and of those, the majority were non-Status First Nations and/or Métis.
There are approximately 8,280 Aboriginals within the Mississauga Halton LHIN representing about 0.7% of the population. Most Aboriginal people in the LHIN service areas self-identified as having First Nations ancestry (85%) and/or Métis (26%) ancestry. Few people self-identified as Inuit.
Aboriginal communities have significant health disparities and have been historically marginalized within the mainstream system. Aboriginal people in the city are, on the whole, in poorer health than the population generally.
The Mississauga Halton LHIN continues its commitment to exploring opportunities for healthcare planning and service delivery with Aboriginal leaders through representation from the Credit River Métis Council, the Peel Aboriginal Network, and the Métis Nation of Ontario.