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This section list various groups of stakeholders and organisations of the health system who are partners in maintaining and developing services for the Francophone community.

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI)

The CFHI has been dedicated to accelerating healthcare improvement in Canada for the last decade. They  are a not-for-profit organization with collaborations across the country that include partnerships with researchers, practice leaders and front-line clinical leaders. Since their inception in the late 1990s, they have established a pan-Canadian reach and built an international reputation.

Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal provides a high calibre personalised education to a diverse clientele and it practices community leadership to foster the sustainable development of the francophone community of Ontario.

Commissariat aux services en français

The French Language Services Commissioner has a mandate to conduct independent investigations under the French Language Services Act, either in response to complaints or on his own initiative, to prepare reports on his investigations, and to monitor the progress made by government agencies in the delivery of French-language services in Ontario.

Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS)

The CNFS is a Canada-wide umbrella organization bringing together 11 university and college educational institutions which deliver training programs in various health disciplines in French, as well as regional partners who facilitate and promote access to these training programs.

HSPnet, Health Science Placement Network

HSPnet is a comprehensive, web-enabled Practice Education Management system for the health sciences, addressing challenges of discipline-specific and interprofessional student placements.

L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO)


The Francophone Assembly of Ontario is the umbrella organization and the political voice of the Ontario Francophonie. It advocates the inclusion, cohesion, unity, democracy, equity and respect for diversity and all of the Francophone community in Ontario. It acts as a spokesman and mouthpiece for the francophone community.

Médecins francophones du Canada

Médecins francophones du Canada is engaged in promoting objectives that encourage medical services of a high calibre, with human values, among Francophone physicians, and grouping them into formal and virtual networks, as well as providing them with resources and tools that will support their initiatives and their projects.

Office of Francophone Affairs

Created under the French Language Services Act, the Office of Francophone Affairs works together with the ministries to ensure that the Act is applied. With assistance from the French Language Services Coordinators, it ensures that the public has access to services in French in the 25 designated areas. It also provides information on the province's Francophone population to other levels of government and the public.

Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO)

The Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario, which was founded in 1973, is an incorporated non-profit provincial organization and a registered charity. The OACAO is funded entirely through membership fees, business partnerships, educational training ventures, management of special projects and various revenue generation initiatives.

A community facility that provides a diversity of activities and services in response to the needs of local older adult population.

Regroupement des intervenantes et intervenants francophones en santé et en services sociaux de l’Ontario (Rifssso)

Le Regroupement des intervenants francophones en santé et en services sociaux de l’Ontario (Rifssso) is a not-for-profit umbrella organization of French-speaking professionals working in the fields of health and social services. Its goal is to develop and support leadership among its members by offering them a variety of activities such as continuing professional development, networking, and so forth. In addition, Rifssso works to raise awareness within government of the challenges facing French-speaking professionals working in these fields.

Réseau de service de santé en français de l’Est de l’Ontario (RSSFE)

The Network (the "Réseau") is a Francophone organization that engages the Health-care Community and the Francophone Community in all its diversity to improve the offer and the quality of French Language Health Services in Eastern and South-Eastern Ontario.

Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario (RMEFNO)

The RMEFNO's purpose is to ensure that Francophones in Northern Ontario have access to a continuum of quality French language health care programs and services that meet their needs.


Created in March 2006 by the Ontario Government, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are non-profit-making organizations which, in collaboration with local health care providers and members of the community, define health care priorities in their area. There are 14 local entities tasked with planning, integrating and financing local health care services.