Improving access to social and health services for London Francophones

 

NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   May 7, 2018

 

London, ON – Health and social service partners are working together to improve support and access to services for Francophone clients through a Regional Francophone Community Health and Social Services Hub starting on June 4, 2018.

The hub will be an access point and source of information to help clients with service navigation as well as awareness of, and participation in culturally-sensitive activities and services. It will begin as a pilot in London-Middlesex with the potential for expansion to other areas. 

Partners include:

Centre communautaire regional de London, South West Local Health Integration Network, Addiction Services of Thames Valley, London InterCommunity Health Centre, Vanier Children’s Services, French Language Health Planning Entity, Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex, and Réseau-Femmes du sud-ouest de l’Ontario.

Partners will ensure a regular presence at the Hub's office during the Centre’s business hours, to offer information and referrals to available services in French. Health promotion through various workshops, activities and guest speakers will also be available.

Hub to be located at the Centre communautaire régional de London
920 Huron Street, London
(519) 673-1977 (extension 9) 

QUOTES

“A key part of the LHIN’s work is focused on ensuring system coordination and partnerships to provide smooth and seamless care to patients and their families. We are excited to be part of this partnership that is focused on improving support for Francophone clients, and look forward to continuing future partnerships as this project evolves.”

  • Donna Ladouceur, Interim Co-CEO and VP of Home and Community Care, South West LHIN 

"CCRL and its partners are proud to be part of this initiative that will provide information and referrals about health and social services available in the region. We hope to meet in part the needs and concerns of the Francophone community.  We wish to express our gratitude to the South West Local Health Integration Network and to the French Language Health Planning Entity Erie St-Clair South-West for their support in this pilot project.”

  • Jean Pierre, Executive Director, Centre communautaire régional de London

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For more information:

Faadia Ghani
Communications Business Partner
South West LHIN
519-640-2594
1-866-294-5446
faadia.ghani@lhins.on.ca