Building French Language Services Capacity

December 15, 2015

The Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Entité 4 and the Francophone Community Table on Health – Durham Region held a short interactive session to support health service providers in their capacity to offer French language services.

Administrators, health service providers and francophone organizations were on hand for this half day session on November 18, 2015 at the Central East LHIN.  Discussions revolved around advice and tips on developing and retaining bilingual human resources.

Session RH bilingue

Lori Miller presented a HR Tool Kit developed by the Regroupement des intervenantes et intervenants francophones en santé et en services sociaux de l’Ontario (Rifssso), Carole Brière-Lavallée presented various programs available at Collège Boréal, more particularly those touching health and offered in French. Finally, Isabelle Girard explained the history of Centres d’Accueil Héritage, a health service provider with entirely bilingual staff.

Participants thoroughly enjoyed the varied presentations and appreciated the knowledge they acquired on developing capacity to offer health services in French.