Sudbury – The Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario (RMEFNO) awarded five grants to help health care professionals in Northern Ontario improve the active offer of French-language health services.
Valued at $500 each, the grants will allow for participation in a conference on French-language health services titled “Improving Quality, Outcomes and Patient Engagement Through the Provision of French Health Services” offered by the Ontario Hospital Association. “The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of offering French-language health services to Francophone patients and improve the offer of quality French-language services in Northern Ontario,” explained Diane Quintas, executive director of the RMEFNO.
The grants were awarded to health care professionals who live and work in Northern Ontario. Upon submitting their applications, the candidates expressed a strong interest in improving health care services in French in their respective communities.
The grant recipients, who will be attending the conference on May 7th are: Kellie Hudson, Director of Communications and Engagement at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, Lola Dufour, Program Manager for Mental Health Services and Community Services at the North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services, Donna Faye, Communications and Engagement Officer at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Carole Lebel, Manager of Occupational Health and Infection Control at the Kirkland Lake and District Hospital, and Deana Stephen, System Navigator at the Canadian Red Cross of Timmins and District. The RMEFNO congratulates all the recipients.
The RMEFNO aims to ensure that Francophones of Northern Ontario have access to a continuum of quality French-language health care programs and services that meet their needs.
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