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Health Canada confirms renewed funding for French language health services

Moncton, May 30 – The Réseau franco-santé du Sud de l’Ontario is pleased to officially announce the continuation of its activities for the next four years, thanks to the renewal of the Health component of the Roadmap for Canada’s official languages. The Réseau as well as the Société santé en français and the French Language Health Networks will benefit from the support of the federal government until March 2018 through an investment of 23.3 million over four years.

Réseau franco-santé du Sud de l’Ontario works in partnership with the Société santé en français and the 16 provincial, territorial or regional French across Canada. Their activities range from networking, health promotion, language and cultural training, adaptation of services and knowledge transfer.

The Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages, announced in March 2013, comprises an important health component. The Société has been working closely with Health Canada since the initial announcement to meet all the requirements for the signing of these agreements.

“The contribution from Health Canada as part of the Roadmap for Official Languages is warmly welcomed by all members of the French Language Health Movement,” said Dr. Aurel Schofield, president of the Société Santé en français. “For 10 years, we worked in partnership with the federal government and the French Language Health Networks to increase access to quality health services in French for Francophone and Acadian communities. A huge amount of work has been done in recent years, and we look forward to finally start activities for the period 2014-2018. “

“With this contribution, the Réseau du sud will continue to enhance its unique responsibilities to link initiatives created with regional, provincial and federal partners. These essential collaborations weave the fabric needed to accomplish the goals of Destination 2018 health. “Confirms the president of the Réseau franco-santé du Sud de l’Ontario, Daniel Zbacnik.

Since its creation in 2002, the Société Santé en français, in partnership with the French Language Health Networks , has supported more than 200 initiatives throughout the country .

The Société Santé en français (SSF) and its member networks contribute actively to the healthy development of minority Francophone and Acadian communities in a quality healthcare system that respects their cultural, social and linguistic values.


Contact :

Nancy Larivière

Program Support Agent and Communication Agent

Réseau franco-santé du Sud de l’Ontario

Tél:416.413.1717 x 4 /1.888.549.5775 x 4

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