Renewal of the mandate of the RMEFNO

December 9 2015

Press release
For Immediate Release

The mandate of the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario has been renewed

SUDBURY, December 8, 2015 – The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has announced the renewal of the mandate of the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario (RMEFNO) as the French language health planning entity for the geographic area of the North East and North West Local Health Integration Network(s) LHIN(s).

The ministry is committed to continue working with the LHINs and Entities to further enhance the effectiveness of the LHIN-Entity Model to support the ministry’s transformation agenda and better achieve our commitment to offer excellent health services to Francophone communities.

As indicated by Kim Morris, Board Chair with the RMEFNO, “This is excellent news and we are pleased to be able to continue our work in ensuring equitable access to quality health services in French throughout the continuum of care.”

The RMEFNO will continue to work with its community partners to meet the health care needs of Francophones in an area of the province that is home to more than 125,000 Francophones. “We have seen significant progress in working with health service providers in the delivery of an active offer of French language services and we are confident that we will be able to share more success stories in the years to come,” explains Diane Quintas, Executive Director of the RMEFNO.

The news of the renewal is timely as the RMEFNO embarks on engaging the community for input on its strategic planning process.

The RMEFNO aims to ensure that Francophones in Northern Ontario have access to a range of quality French healthcare programs and services that meets their needs.

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For information:
Monique Rocheleau
Associate Executive Director
Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario
Tel.: 705-477-0160