Electronic Newsletter Cap S@nté - Volume 5, Issue 4
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Electronic Newsletter Cap S@nté - Volume 5, Issue 4
Patients First Act
Ontario Passes Legislation that Delivers Better Health Care for Families.
Read the press release.
"Increase the focus on cultural sensitivity and the delivery of health care services to Indigenous peoples and French speaking people in Ontario."
"Ontario will continue working with French language health leaders, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and urban Indigenous partners and health providers to ensure their voices are heard, in particular with respect to equitable access to services that meet their unique needs."
Entité 4's Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Entité 4 facilitated many workshops on the active offer of French-language services.  A total of 28 participants are now better equipped to improve access to health services in French.
More workshops will be offered over the next few months and in the spring of 2017.  Please do not hesitate to contact Nancy Steben for more information at or call 905-726-8882, extension 803.
Programs and Services
A series of free workshops on health and wellbeing are offered in French at BLACK CREEK Community Health Centre in North York. The next one is scheduled for Saturday, December 17th and the topic is prevention of chronic diseases.  Anyone can participate by contacting Stanislas Étiegne, navigator of French language services, at 416-246-2388, extension 3251, or by e-mailing him at .
At the Adult Day Program in Oshawa offered by Centres d’Accueil Héritage, a workshop is now available for Francophone seniors on fall prevention, thanks to funding from the Central East LHIN.  If you are interested, please contact Max Bonilla at or 289-929-4669.
In Scarborough, 25 people participated in the Mental Health First Aid program recently offered in French at TAIBU Community Health Centre.  This was made possible through a collaboration between TAIBU, CMHA Durham, the Réseau franco-santé du Sud de l’Ontario, Central East LHIN and Entité 4.  Other French programs and services are also available at TAIBU.  Please contact Darling Émile for details or 416-644-3539 ext. 295.

This same program is also offered in North Simcoe Muskoka Region through CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre, and was made possible with the support of North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN and Entité 4.  Please contact Julien Laramée for details or 705-527-4154 ext. 213.
CHIGAMIK also offers a new walk-in mental health clinic in French on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Members of the North York West French Language Services Advisory Committee met for the first time in December at BLACK CREEK Community Health Centre.  This committee is composed of many key Francophone community partners as well as representatives from the Central LHIN and Toronto North Support Services. The objective of this committee is to raise awareness among Francophone communities about the importance of their involvement in health issues.
The Simcoe Francophone COMPASS Table will be presenting, over the next few months, videos which outline services in French in the North Simcoe Muskoka Region.Here are two videos (in French only):
Colibri, le Centre des femmes francophones du comté de Simcoe
To read
About Bill 41 : Patients First Act (passed by the Legislature on December 8, 2016)
Entité 4 has two vacant positions on its Board of Directors to represent the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN territory. Details in French only.
The website has been completely revamped. Take a look!
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