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Spotlight on Research

As part of the joint standing working committee on knowledge mobilization, the Société Santé en français and the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) present the results of their collaboration. 

Profiles of some researchers and their research activities

Stéphanie Collin

Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard

Danielle de Moissac

Infographics and Research Snapshots (in French only)


in health and the Francophonie

University of Ottawa / Institut du Savoir Montfort Joint Chair on the Health of Francophones in Ontario, Louise Bouchard and Jacinthe Savard, Ottawa University and Institut du Savoir Montfort

Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Health, Marie-Claude Thifault, Ottawa University

Danielle de Moissac

Danielle de Moissac is a full professor with the Faculty of Science of the Université de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba. Her early professional experience, first as a nurse and then in basic research in physiology, led her to pursue doctoral studies in physiology at the University of Manitoba. Today, she leads a research program in health and access to health and social services in French for minority Francophones both in Manitoba and elsewhere in Canada. Since 2005, she has been conducting studies of youth, seniors, people of immigrant background and LGBTQ2S persons.

Dr. de Moissac recently received funding from SSF to set up a diagnosis and referral program for at-risk postsecondary students at three postsecondary institutions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northern Ontario. The aim of this program, developed following a study of the mental health and risk behaviours of young adults in five Canadian universities, is to identify students in need early in their postsecondary career and refer them to support services on campus and in the community. A research study, funded by the Consortium national de formation en santé, will measure the impact of the initiative. Dr. de Moissac’s other projects include participatory action research with nursing students and with Francophone LGBTQ2S teenagers, with the objective of identifying these young people’s needs in the educational setting and developing interventions to improve their well-being.

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Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard

Suzanne Dupuis‑Blanchard is a full professor at the Université de Moncton School of Nursing, CNFS-Université de Moncton Research Chair in Population Aging, and Director of the Centre d’études du vieillissement (centre for research on aging). She has been a nurse for 30 years; her research program focuses on the aspects of home care, particularly as concerns seniors living in official language minority communities (OLMCs).

Suzanne recently obtained extensive funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick under the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project for the implementation of an innovative model for supporting seniors at home. Some of her other work focuses on the impact of COVID‑19 on caregivers, the development of an improved dementia monitoring system, cohousing models for helping seniors stay at home, as well as the impact of a seniors’ health promotion program. She is chair of the federal government’s National Seniors Council and past president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. Suzanne holds a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Alberta and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Letters by Huntington University in recognition of her contributions to the field of aging.

Recognition Award (in French)

Publications (in French)

Community Outreach (in French)

Stéphanie Collin

Stéphanie Collin is an assistant professor in health services management and public administration at the École des hautes études publiques of the Université de Moncton. She recently obtained research funding from the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) and the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to study access to French-language health services and innovative practices to improve the quality and safety of services offered to Francophone and Acadian communities. Her book, about the reform of New Brunswick’s public health care system initiated in 2008, has just been published by the University of Ottawa Press. Stéphanie holds a doctorate in public health from the Université de Montréal.

Main publications (in French only):