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Réseau’s Recognition Awards

Réseau’s Recognition Awards

Many health service providers, community groups and individuals work hard to improve access and equity to French language health services. The Réseau’s recognition awards are a way of thanking our partners for their contribution.

Submit a Nomination

Individuals, providers, from Northern Ontario, including staff and Board members of the Réseau can submit a nomination for the Recognition Awards.

The call for nominations is currently closed. The next nominations will be in the winter of 2022.

Recognition Award for a Health Service Provider

This award is given to a health service provider who makes considerable efforts to improve access and equity to French language health services.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have collaborated with the Réseau in the last year.
  • Have made considerable efforts to improve access and equity to French language health services in the last year.
  • Be funded totally or partially by Ontario Health, the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care;
  • Provide services to Northern Ontario.
  • Be a member of the Réseau or a partner organization.

Recognition Award for a Partnership

This award is given to a community organization or educational institution that collaborates with the Réseau to improve the well-being of the Francophone community in Northern Ontario.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have collaborated with the Réseau to improve the well-being of the Francophone community in Northern Ontario in the last year.
  • Provide services to Northern Ontario.
  • Be a member of the Réseau.

 

Recognition Award for a Volunteer

This new award recognizes the efforts and commitment of a community volunteer group or individual who has contributed to the vitality of the Francophone community.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have contributed to the vitality and well-being of the Francophone community in Northern Ontario in the last year.
  • Reside or be active in Northern Ontario.
  • Be a member of the Réseau.
  • Not be a member of the Board of Directors or employed by the Réseau.

 

Recipients 2021

Association francophone de Red Lake (AFRL)

Through the use of social media, the AFRL was able to raise awareness about their organization and share information on their activities, not only in Red Lake but also in the North West.  They have created a strong partnership with the community and the Francophone population. Congratulations to the members of the Association francophone de Red Lake for their engagement towards the Francophonie.

 Centr’Elles

The ability of Centr’Elles to adapt during the pandemic, their collaboration with their partners and their continuous efforts to assist Francophone women and the most vulnerable had a positive impact on the Francophone community of Thunder Bay and the North-West. Congratulations to Rose Viel, Executive Director and her team. They were able to adapt quickly to the pandemic to reach Francophones.

Canadian Association for Mental Health – Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch

CAMH – Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch has demonstrated exemplary leadership by establishing a process where all their employees complete the active offer online training.  100% of the 120 employees have completed the training.  Congratulations to Paul Jalbert, Executive Director and his team in making active offer of French language services a priority.

Recipients 2020

Jessica Torrence from Sault Ste. Marie

Jessica was the President of the Board of Directors of the Centre francophone de Sault-Ste-Marie from September 2017 to September 2020. She is recognized in the community by her hard work to promote the well-being and culture of Francophones and Francophiles in the region. Jessica is a young special education technician and teacher at École publique Écho-des-Rapides. She is also studying full time to obtain her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jessica demonstrates real teamwork and initiative on matters related to the advancement of health of Francophones. Her openness has resulted in a solid partnership between the Centre Francophone and the Réseau.

Pioneer Manor of Greater Sudbury

Pioneer Manor is a Long Term Care Home in Greater Sudbury with 433 residents, of which, approximately 30% are Francophone. The Réseau, partnered with other Francophone community organizations, collaborated with the Manor on the development and implementation of the “Je suis francophone / I am Francophone” project. The Pioneer Manor’s best practices of French language services implemented through this project, are often shared with other providers, are highlighted in our culturally appropriate care video series, will be presented in our upcoming training modules and will be posted on our online best practice database. We recognize and are grateful for your leadership in providing quality French language health services and we are delighted to continue working with you to improve access and equity to culturally appropriate care for Francophones.

Recipients 2019

Pierre Bélanger of Timmins

The recipient of the community Recognition Award is Pierre Bélanger, a former teacher and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Centre de santé communautaire francophone de Timmins. He worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to help the community obtain a Francophone community health centre. He has made and continues to make a difference in the francophone community of Timmins by working on identifying the challenges and improving French language health care services.

Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts

The recipient of the health service provider Recognition award is the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts. The Alzheimer Society has made considerable efforts to improve access and equity to French language services within their organization. Nearly 50% of their employees have French language skills. The board and all of their employees have completed the interactive online training on active offer and the latter is now part of the orientation of all new employees. They continue to work toward attaining their goals of improving French language services, while striving to meet their designation criteria.

Recipients 2018

Monique Lapalme of Sudbury

The community recognition award was awarded to Monique Lapalme, a member of the Sudbury community. Monique has worked for several years with the Francophone community. She is a highly respected person with organizations, Francophone communities, and health service providers in the Northeast. She always believed in equitable access to health services in French and continued throughout her career to find innovative ways of encouraging providers to respond to the needs of their Francophone clients.

Maison McCulloch Hospice of Sudbury

The recognition award for a health service provider was awarded to Maison McCulloch Hospice. An organization that continuously strives to improve their offer and quality of French language services. The organizational culture is perfectly bilingual, which demonstrates their commitment to the satisfaction of their clients and their families.

Recipients 2017

Hélène Miller from Kirkland Lake
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre