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Franco-santé – An initiative to equip Francophone and Francophile students

Francosanté is a national initiative that equips students with the skills they need to provide health services to Francophone and Acadian minority communities

 

Francosanté is a project targeting Francophone and Francophile students attending English language institutions that offer postsecondary health programs. This project was set up to help Francophone and Francophile health professionals provide health services to Francophone minority communities in Canada.

Like Franco-Doc, Francosanté will make it possible to

The benefits of Francosanté

    • Give your students access to the social and learning activities offered by your French Language Health Network partner.
    • Equip your students to serve Francophone and Acadian communities living in a minority setting.
    • Enhance your social impact within Francophone minority communities and your visibility with your local and regional partners.
    • Join a nation-wide project linked to 14 faculties of medicine that are already partners.

If you are in Southern Ontario, here’s what you can do to benefit from this project

  • Share the Francosanté survey within your program/department so students can self-identify and let us know what services and activities they would like to receive to improve their French language skills:

👉 Southern Ontario Student Identification Survey

Attention (We will be holding a draw on March 31st among all students who fill out the survey by the end of the month. Twenty of those students will win a $25 Amazon electronic gift card.)

  • Share this web page and the Francosanté resources with your faculty officials to make this project known within your university community.

Resources Francosanté

Subscribe to the monthly Franco-santé newsletter to obtain information on the project as well as to access resources, activities and testimonials for bilingual health professionals.

Francosanté national project one-pager:

Franco-Doc initiative: The development of French-speaking medical human resources in francophone minority communities in Canada

Welcoming Community initiative – A project designed to promote the recruitment, integration, and retention of French-speaking future health and social services professionals in communities in Central Southwestern Ontario.

  • Connect with the FrenchHealth Network of Central Southwestern Ontario via our social media or by email to stay in the loop about the activities and opportunities offered to Francophone and Francophile students in the various regions.

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/RFSSO

Twitter francophone  @RFSSO

Twitter anglophone  @FrenchHealth

Instagram @reseaufrancosantesudontario

 

Franco-Doc, a success story!

As a result of Franco-Doc’s success with medical students, Health Canada has decided to fund Franco-santé to reach out to students in a variety of health training programs. Franco-santé is led by the Société Santé en français and the French Language Health Networks in nine provinces and three territories and involves national partners like the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

For more information

Contact our Project Coordinator, Nancy Larivière (nlariviere@francosantesud.ca) or visit the national initiative’s website at www.santefrancais.ca/franco-sante.

This initiative is funded by Health Canada under the Action Plan for Official Languages – 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.