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Health Regions in Canada


  2003 2005

Province

Health regions Units Maps Health regions Units Maps

Newfoundland and Labrador 1

Community Health Regions
6
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Regional Integrated Health Authorities
4

pdf

Prince Edward Island Health Regions
4
No change Health Regions
4

pdf

Nova Scotia2 Zones
6
No change

Zones

District Health Authorities (DHA)

6

9

pdf

pdf

New Brunswick Health (Hospital) Regions
7
No change Health (Hospital) Regions
7

pdf

Quebec Régions sociosanitaires (RSS)
18

pdf

Régions sociosanitaires (RSS)
18

pdf

name changes only

Ontario3 Public Health Units (PHU)

District Health Councils (DHC)

37

16

pdf  pdf

pdf

Public Health Units (PHU)

Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN)

36

14

pdf  pdf

pdf

Manitoba Regional Health Authorities
11
No change Regional Health Authorities
11

pdf

Saskatchewan Regional Health Authorities
13
No change Regional Health Authorities
13

pdf

Alberta 4 Regional Health Authorities
9
pdf
Regional Health Authorities
9

pdf

British Columbia Health Service Delivery Areas
16

No change

Health Service Delivery Areas

16

pdf

Yukon Territory Entire territory
1
No change Entire territory
1

pdf

Northwest Territories Entire territory
1
No change Entire territory
1

pdf

Nunavut Entire territory
1
No change Entire territory
1

pdf

(1) Regional integrated health authorities came into effect March 1, 2005.

(2) In Nova Scotia, health zones are aggregations of the nine district health authorities (DHA).

(3) Public health units (PHU) administer health promotion and disease prevention programs.
District health councils (DHC) were advisory, health planning organizations. The DHCs were
dissolved as of March 31, 2005. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
announced the creation of local health integration networks (LHIN) on April 1, 2005.
LHINs are responsible for planning, funding and administering health care programs and
services across the province.

(4) In Alberta, a change effective December 2003, affected the boundary between Calgary
Health Region and the David Thompson Regional Health Authority