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Capturing linguistic identity through the health card: a major step forward for French language health services in Ontario
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Aurora, March 29, 2018 – Le Regroupement of French Language Health Planning Entities of Ontario (Le Regroupement) welcomes the 2018-2019 provincial budget, and is particularly pleased with the announcement concerning the capture of linguistic identity data through the health card database. This represents a major step forward which, beyond promoting the active offer of French language health services, will allow provincial and local authorities to collect conclusive data for the planning of health services which address the needs of Francophone patients.
Le Regroupement wishes to commend the leadership shown by the provincial government on this important issue; this announcement is the culmination of many years of collaborative efforts between numerous Francophone community organizations. Le Regroupement intends to follow this matter closely and awaits further details on implementation of this promising initiative.