News Release Entities and Networks Support Commissioner Boileau’s Recommendations

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For Immediate Release

 

You can find our news release in PDF here.

 

News Release

Entities and Networks Support Commissioner Boileau’s Recommendations

 

 

Toronto, June 8, 2016

 

Ontario’s French Language Health Planning Entities and Health Networks would like to thank and congratulate Ontario’s Commissioner of French Language Services for his annual report, as well as for ihis special report dated May 27 titled ” Active Offer of Services in French: The Cornerstone for Achieving the Objectives of Ontario’s French Language Services Act”.

 

 

Ontario’s French Language Health Planning Entities and Health Networks endorse unreservedly the conclusions contained in these two reports. We are particularly enthusiastic with the idea of making Ontario as a whole a designated area. Many Francophones live in non- designated areas, and the lack of services in these regions jeopardizes the safety of Francophone patients. This proposal is in line with the objectives of Bill 210, tabled by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on June 2, 2016, “An Act to amend various Acts in the interest of patient-centred care.”

 

 

The Commissioner’s special report on active offer builds on targeted efforts by the Networks and Entities to promote the concept of active offer among health services providers. We have supported the latter in engaging in active offer by providing tool kits and workshops that offer simple solutions.

 

 

In March 2015, the Entities and Health Networks adopted a common position on active offer of health services in French. We are pleased that the Commissioner noted our expertise in the report’s summary.

  • Active offer of health services in French is the regular and permanent offer of services to the

Francophone population. Active offer of services:

 

  • respects the principle of equity;
  • aims for a quality of service comparable to that provided in English;
  • is linguistically and culturally appropriate to the needs and priorities of Francophones; and
  • is inherent in the quality of the services provided to people (patients, residents, clients) and an important contributing factor to their

 

 

Ontario’s French Language Health Planning Entities and Health Networks  remain ready and willing to work with the Commissioner, the government or any other partner to ensure implementation of active offer where it is needed.

 

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Ontario’s French Language Health Networks and French Language Health Planning Entities work to improve the health of Ontario’s Francophone communities. Although their spheres of action, accountabilities and funding are different, the Networks and the Entities work together on provincial issues of common interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact : Raphaël Lopoukhine
Reflet Salvéo
Téléphone : 647 345 5502 – ext : 224
rlopoukhine@refletsalveo.ca

 

 

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