Linking client data across care sectors and agencies is becoming essential to ensure continuity of care, evaluation, and planning of mental health services delivery. The Data Linkage System (DLS), a record-linked, client-based, mental health database in northwestern Ontario, was established in response to this need. It is a voluntary system currently used by 30 of 40 mental health programs. The study surveyed program administrators to determine the system's utilization, perceived value, and future needs regarding data collection. The survey results delineated the perceived usefulness of the DLS in a remote region. The findings will provide direction for continued development of the DLS.