On April 1, 2021, a new regulation under Section 44 of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (O. Reg 211/21), came into effect in Ontario. It supports coordinated and effective engagement of French-speaking communities on French language health services issues.
As per this regulation, Entité 4 is engaged by Ontario Health to advise them on the following:
- the methods of engaging the French-speaking community in the area;
- the health needs and priorities of the French-speaking community in the area, including the needs and priorities of diverse groups within that community;
- the health services available to the French-speaking community in the area;
- the identification and designation of health service providers for the provision of French language health services in the area;
- the strategies to improve access to, accessibility of and integration of French language health services in the local health system; and the planning for and integration of health services in the area.
In order to improve access to health services in French, Entité 4 facilitates community engagement and provides innovative advice to its partners on planning, organizing and integrating diverse, high quality health care services.
Entité 4 is known for its contribution to the development of an integrated health system which offers excellent quality of care and responds to the needs of Francophones.
Innovation: Be creative and think outside the box to put forward efficient models for organizing health care services.
Integrity: Maintain consistency of thought, action and speech and display integrity in the management of public funds.
Collaboration: Maintain an attitude of collaboration with Entité 4’s partners and associates; cooperation with the existing local health system will help improve community health and access to services in French.
Rigour: Maintain high standards of quality and rely on accurate data so that Entité 4’s credibility remains indisputable.