French Language Health Services

French Language Health Planning Entities under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 and Regulation 515/09

On January 1, 2010, a new regulation under Section 16 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, came into effect to support coordinated and effective engagement of French-speaking communities on French Language Health Services issues. This regulation outlines how the ministry is to select French language health planning entities to work with the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care selected two planning entities on June 30 and four on December 15, 2010.

One or more LHINs shall engage the French language health planning entities. The entities will advise the LHINs on:

  • the methods of engaging the French-speaking community in the area;
  • the health needs and priorities of the French-speaking community in the area, including the needs and priorities of diverse groups within that community;
  • the health services available to the French-speaking community in the area;
  • the identification and designation of health service providers for the provision of French language health services in the area;
  • the strategies to improve access to, accessibility of and integration of French language health services in the local health system; and
  • the planning for and integration of health services in the area.

French Language Health Planning Entity

LHIN served

1. Entité de planification des services de santé en français Érié St. Clair/Sud-Ouest

Erie St. Clair,
South West

2. Entité de planification pour les services en français dans les régions de Waterloo, Wellington, Hamilton, Niagara

Waterloo Wellington,
Hamilton Niagara
Haldimand Brant

3. Reflet Salvéo

Central West,
Mississauga Halton,
Toronto Central

4. Entité de planification pour les services de santé en français #4 Centre Sud-Ouest

Central,
Central East,
North Simcoe Muskoka

5. Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario

South East,
Champlain

6. Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario

North East,
North West

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