Report On French Language Health Services Released
McGuinty Government Receives French Language Services Commissioner’s Report
Ontario's French Language Services Commissioner, François Boileau, released his Special Report on French Language Health Services Planning in Ontario today.
The report addressed the provision of French-language health services in Ontario. The Commissioner made eight recommendations to the government about ways to enhance the delivery of high quality French-language health services in Ontario.
The Office of Francophone Affairs (OFA) received the report on behalf of the government and will work with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to respond to the recommendations in the following weeks.
- The Special Report on French Language Health Services is available at www.flsc.gov.on.ca
- Further to amendments to the French Language Services Act made in May 2007, the position of the French Language Services Commissioner was created and the Commissioner reports to the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. Please consult: www.ofa.gov.on.ca
“I thank the Commissioner for this important report and the government will give his recommendations careful consideration. The OFA will continue to work closely with the francophone community, the health ministries and the health sector to ensure that Ontario’s Francophones receive the health services they deserve”
“We are seeking the best way to ensure Ontario’s Francophone community is involved and engaged as we continue to improve the province’s health care system. A Working Group, led by former Minister of Francophone Affairs Charles Beer, is just one of the ways we are engaging the Francophone community and ensuring the best approach to achieving francophone community engagement at the LHIN level.”