Promoting the active offer of integrated health services to Francophone seniors in Canada’s French-language minority communities
On November 13 and 14, 2018, a seminar was held in Ottawa to strengthen collaboration among the various stakeholders involved in promoting the active offer of integrated health services to Francophone seniors in Canada’s French-language minority communities. The event was attended by 75 participants from all 12 of Canada’s provinces and territories, including:
- managers of health services;
- academic researchers;
- representatives of communities and community agencies;
- Francophone health care institutions;
- the Société Santé en français and its member networks across Canada;
- the associated members of the Fédération des aînés et aînées francophones du Canada;
- educational institutions;
This highly successful seminar was co-organized by the following partners:
The key goals of this seminar were to develop and strengthen collaborative ties among all the organizations represented and to share winning practices, factors for success and challenges faced in past projects to improve access to health care and services for seniors in French-language minority communities. Presentations were also made on the use of two tools developed by GReFoPS: the Framework for the Analysis of Health and Social Services Access and Integration for Official Language Minority Communities and the Organizational and Community Resources Self-Assessment Tool for Active Offer and Social and Health Services Continuity .
In addition to building ties with one another, the seminar participants endorsed a set of key messages that they could carry out together to improve access to health and social services in French for Francophone seniors in Canada.
Available for download :
We encourage you to adopt the key messages of this position paper to define your own organization’s potential action strategies and to engage your partners in carrying them out.
Your organization can use this position paper to help define your priorities, to persuade and involve your partners, and to influence the development of public policy concerning seniors. You can:
- hand this paper out at presentations to stakeholders;
- submit it at public consultations;
- include it in research grant and other funding applications;
- send it to government decision-making bodies in your province or territory, such as regional health boards and ministries of health, social services, seniors’ services and Francophone affairs.
The following presentations are available for download. All presentations are in French.
Jacinthe Savard, professeure, École des sciences de la réadaptation, Université d’Ottawa, Ontario, et Cécile Paquette, présidente de la FARFO région d’Ottawa, Ontario.
Julie Lane, professeure, Département d’études sur l’adaptation scolaire et sociale, Faculté d’éducation, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec
Projets et initiatives – Facteurs de succès et défis pour agir en collaboration
Guylaine Martin, directrice générale, Baluchon Alzheimer, Québec, Agathe Gaulin, directrice générale, Fédération des aînés fransaskois, Saskatchewan.
Jean-Luc Racine, directeur général, Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada, Ontario et Jacinthe Desaulniers, présidente-directrice générale, Réseau des services de santé en français de l’Est de l’Ontario.
Sébastien Savard, professeur, École de service social, Université d’Ottawa, Ontario et Marthe Dumont, responsable des services en français, Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé d’Érié St-Clair, Ontario.