Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography, December 2022

Release date: March 1, 2023

This issue describes in detail the health region limits as of December 2022 and their correspondence with the 2021 and 2016 Census geography. Health regions are defined by the provinces and represent administrative areas or regions of interest to health authorities. This product contains correspondence files (linking health regions to census geographic codes) and boundary files. User documentation provides an overview of health regions, sources, methods, limitations and product description (file format and layout).

What’s New?

  • Saskatchewan introduced extensive, province-wide changes to the health regions, reducing the number of health regions from 13 to 7.
  • Ontario merged Huron County (3539) and Perth District Health (3554) Units to form Huron Perth Health Unit (3550).
  • Ontario renamed Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to Home and Community Care Support Services.
  • British Columbia reassigned 36 dissemination blocks and 5 dissemination areas to refine the precision of census correspondence to health regions. In addition to that, two boundary adjustments were carried out in Alberta, and one in New Brunswick.
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