Health Service Integration Fund (HSIF)

Eligible recipients for HSIF projects include First Nations health organizations and communities which deliver health services, Tribal Councils, provincial governments and regional and local health authorities. Non-governmental organizations which are not health service providers may be partners in the projects or considered for receiving project funds in appropriate circumstances.

While all approved HSIF projects in Ontario must be led by Ontario First Nations, First Nations must approach provincial organizations such as LHINs to collaborate with them on health service integration projects. Similarly, LHINS and other provincial organizations that have HSIF project ideas are required to approach First Nations to collaborate on health service integration projects.

The fundamental intent of HSIF is to build multi-party partnerships between First Nations communities/organizations, provincial ministries/agencies and Health Canada through multi-year projects aimed at advancing the integration of health services that are better suited to the health needs of First Nations.

For more details about HSIF, please consult the Q&A document prepared by Health Canada.