Réseau’s Recognition Awards

June 1 2021

Réseau's Recognition Awards

We are in our fifth year presenting the recognition awards and each year we are impressed by the engagement of the service providers, community organizations and volunteers from the different regions in responding to the needs of Francophones.  The choices are becoming more and more difficult to make.

The task of choosing a winner is never easy, especially when we have to choose from an excellent list of candidates. We wish to congratulate all the nominees and their contribution towards improving French language services. Your efforts to improve French language services are appreciated by your community, patients, clients and residents.

This year, we have added a third prize. To recognize the volunteers and community volunteer groups with whom we work, we have added a third category to the recognition awards. This prize recognizes the efforts and engagement of volunteers who have contributed to the vitality of the Francophone community.

Health Service Provider

The Health Service Provider award is presented to the Canadian Association for Mental Health – Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch. They have 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.

Community Organization

The second recognition award highlights community engagement to the Francophonie. The recipient of this award is Centr’Elles. Their ability 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.

Volunteer and Community Volunteer Groups

The third recognition award highlights the efforts and engagement of a volunteer or volunteer organization that has contributed to the vitality of the Francophone community.  The recipient of this award is the 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.