French Language Services
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French networking session for health care professionals:
On Wednesday February 26th, 2014, the French Language Health Services Network of Eastern Ontario (FLHSNEO), the French Health Planning Entity of the SE LHIN, will organize the first French networking session for health care professionals in Kingston, in partnership with the SE LHIN.
The objectives are to facilitate information sharing about health-care services offered in French in the region, and to foster informational and collaborative ties among French speaking health-care professionals.
On the agenda: Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments / Presentation on French-language health services in the South-East region / Interactive discussion on the needs of professionals / Networking / Door prizes
For information and RSVP, contact Jeannine Proulx, Planning Officer RSSFEO | 1-877-528-7565, ext. 214
Please view the invitation for more information.
Information session on French Serivces by Hotel Dieu Hospital
On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Centre Culturel Frontenac - 711 Dalton Avenue, Kingston
Obtain health services in French to the Hotel Dieu Hospital
Elizabeth Bardon, director of public relations and community mobilization Hotel Dieu Hospital Kingston Hospital
Hôtel-Dieu is seeking to become more accessible to patients and families of the Francophone community. Learn about our projects and timelines regarding the implementation of services in French.
Mental health among young
Julie Blais, psychologist with the mental health program for children and adolescents of the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
Dr. Julie Blais gives a brief overview of the mental health program for children and adolescents hotel Dieu hospital in Kingston, discuss the warning signs of mental illness in children, and will focus on what can a parent who seeks help.
Health services in French in Kingston
Jeannine Proulx, Planning Officer - Region South East Network of health services in French in Eastern Ontario
Find out which organizations have the mandate to provide health services French and how to access them . Hear how the Network works with service providers in the development of local health services in French .
This event will be held in French only.
For information and RSVP:
Elizabeth Bardon, Director of Public Relations and community mobilization Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
613-544-3310 ext 2656
On May 1st, 2009, Kingston became the 25th area to be designated under the Ontario’s French Language Services Act (1986) (FLSA). The FLSA guarantees an individual's right to receive services, including publicly funded health care services, in French from Government of Ontario ministries and agencies in designated areas. The City of Kingston is the first area to be designated within the South East LHIN geographical area. According to the 2006 Census, Kingston has a francophone population of about 4,130, which represents 4% of its total population.
Under the provisions of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, LHINs must respect the requirements of the FLSA in planning, funding and monitoring health care services in the local system. To do this, they must engage the Francophone population of the geographic area they serve.
As Crown agencies and local health system planners, LHINs are accountable for ensuring access and accessibility to FLS in their geographic area. They are also required to report to the Ministry on their planning initiatives related to FLS. The Ministry will rely on the LHIN to monitor FLS progress among Health Service Providers (HSPs) within its geographic area.
The South East LHIN identified a cross-section of health care organizations as providers of French language services based on the unique services they provide to Kingston area residents. As part of their responsibility in regards to the provision of health services in French, all identified HSPs completed a FLS implementation plan and submitted it to the SE LHIN and are working towards implementing the plan with the ultimate goal of achieving designation under the FLSA.
This web page will provide an array of information to the public regarding the FLSA and other FLS topics, and will provide tools to HSPs to assist them in the delivery of FLS. It will be updated as needed as new information and tools become available.
Additional Information on FLS