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Partenariat communauté en santé (PCS)


Who are we?


Following recommendations developed by the Advisory Committee on Health for Francophones in Canada—a national organization committed to networking—the Société santé en français (SSF) was created. In 2002, the SSF accordingly undertook initiatives to foster the creation of local networks for health care services in French, moving forward health care in French for Francophone minorities in Canada.

Today, the SSF National Network is made up of over 16 local networks working to improve health care services in French throughout the country. In the Yukon, the Francophone women’s group Les EssentiElles became the fiduciary organization for the “Partenariat communauté en santé” at first then l’Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY), in April 2013. This year 2013, PCS will celebrate its 10th anniversary!

Our vision

We are working with our partners to make a difference in the overall health and well-being among the Yukon Francophone community through community’s involvement and people’s participation in health management.

Our mandate

The Francophone Health Network (PCS) supports the provision of health services in French by hearing from the community and engaging in planning, implementing and evaluating services through innovative strategies to expand access to quality health care services in French for the Yukon Territory.

Our structure

Following recommendations developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) that are articulated in a working paper called “Towards Unity For Health”, the SSF and its member networks chose a business model that includes five key areas in the health care field. This structure provides networking among the partners and helps coordinate activities for French language health services.

The five key sectors of the pentagram are:



Sandra St-Laurent
Director of the Yukon Francophone Health Network / Partenariat communauté en santé
Phone: (867) 668-2663, ext. 800

Kelly Tabuteau
Assistant director  
Phone: (867) 668-2663, ext.216

Alizée Salesse
Health Resource Center coordinator

Patricia Brennan
Project officer “Santé des ainé francophones” 

Josée Jacques
Project officer “École en santé”

Leslie Larbalestrier
Website Updates

Emilie Dory
Graphic designer


Tel: (867) 668-2663, poste 800

302, Strickland St, Suite 328
Whitehorse (Yukon)  Y1A 2K1