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Vision, Mission and Values

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR District Health Unit) is pleased to provide important public health programs and services to residents in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Our staff provide programs and services to help keep our community healthy by preventing illness, protecting against disease, and promoting healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

The HKPR District Health Unit is one of 34 public health units serving the province of Ontario. We are primarily funded by the Ministry of Health and local municipalities, and we are governed by a Board of Health. We deliver mandated programs under the Ontario Public Health Standards and are regulated by the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Our Mission

We work with our partners to improve the health of people in our communities.

Our Vision

Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Our Values

Trust, Engagement, Accountability, and Leadership 

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is situated on the traditional territories of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations. This includes the territories of Treaty 20 and Williams Treaties. We respectfully acknowledge that these Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters for all time and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come. 

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit recognizes the many harms done to Indigenous peoples and our collective responsibility to right those wrongs.  As an organization that is rooted in a colonial system, we are committed to change, to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and in improving our understanding of local Indigenous peoples as we celebrate their cultures and traditions, serve their communities, and responsibly honour all our relations.

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