Thunder Bay, November 8, 2021 – The Réseau is pleased that its recommendation to include the obligation of active offer has been retained in the revision of the French Language Services Act (FLSA). This recommendation was made during the Minister of Francophone Affairs’ public consultations this past summer by the Réseau and it’s partners.
In 2018, the Réseau launched an online training on active offer of French language health services to help health care providers implement culturally appropriate care. To date, more than 2,000 people have completed the online training. A number of health service providers and Ontario Health North have already mandated the training for all of their staff. Initially developed for Ontario, the active offer training is recognized across the country and has been adapted for other provinces and territories.