Project with Canada-wide Impacts
Identify bilingual students in English-language post-secondary health programs, then motivate and equip these students to provide health services in French during their internships and once they are practicing their professions. The Franco Doc program has identified over 500 medical students in this way. The goal of the Franco-santé program is to continue the work of Franco Doc and adapt the model to students in other health professions, including nursing, psychology, social work, physical therapy, speech-language pathology and pharmacy.
Support students in health fields so that they become champions of bilingual health services, thereby increasing access to health services in French in Francophone and Acadian minority communities.