The Health & Social Services Department ensures the health and welfare of the population as a whole. Services are provided by one Department to both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. The Health & Social Services Department, as it affects Haldimand County, consists of three Divisions: Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, Haldimand & Norfolk Social Services and Social Housing. The Health Unit offers a variety of free and low cost services, such as dental screening and vaccinations, to residents and visitors of all ages and incomes in Haldimand County. Social Services’ focus is on preparing people in Haldimand County for employment, from financial and employment support to subsidized childcare. Social Housing ensures that the residents of Haldimand County find and retain safe, clean and affordable housing. Some of the services offered consist of subsidized housing, homelessness programs and rent supplement programs. Further information can be obtained by clicking on the links below.
The Health & Social Services Advisory Committee was established to allow elected officials and citizens of both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties the opportunity to accept reports and discuss matters related to the delivery of services provided under the Consolidated Municipal Services Manager (CMSM) and the Board of Health.
The Provincial Government has designated Norfolk County as the CMSM and the Board of Health with the authority to deliver these programs for both Norfolk and Haldimand Counties.
Recommendations originating from the Health & Social Services Advisory Committee are forwarded to Haldimand Council for information purposes only and to Norfolk Council as the approving body.
The six member Committee is made up of three Councillors appointed from both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties for the term appointed by their respective Councils.
- Councillor Tony Dalimonte
- Councillor Bernie Corbett
- Mayor Ken Hewitt
- Councillor Doug Brunton
- Councillor Harold Sonnenberg
- Councillor John Wells
The Health & Social Services Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting locations alternate between the Health & Social Services Department in Simcoe and the Haldimand County Administration Building in Cayuga.
In 2006, the Province of Ontario created 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN’s) across the province to integrate and fund local health care. The HNHB LHIN serves the areas of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand County, Brantford and most of Norfolk County. The HNHB LHIN works with these communities to enhance accessible and acceptable services as close to home as possible, based on community needs. The services include community support services, community health centres, Community Care Access Centres, mental health and addictions services, long term care homes, and hospital services. For more information on your LHIN please click on the link below.