The health needs of diverse groups, including the French-speaking community, are a key priority for the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Guided by legislation, the LHIN works with partners in its geographic region to improve access to and availability of high-quality health services provided in French.
Patients and the public can find French-language health service providers in their local community using the below resources.
Health system partners and providers can use the below resources to find out how to collaborate with the LHIN to expand access to and availability of French-language health services.
Guide to Requirements and Obligations Pertaining to French Language Health Services:
The Guide to FLHS is designed to help strengthen health system performance and accountability, and also support improved reporting on how FLHS are being delivered across the province.
The Guide to FLHS will also help clarify the respective roles and responsibilities of the ministry, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), French Language Health Planning Entities (Entities) and Health Service Providers (HSPs) outlined in current legislative provisions and accountability instruments relating to FLHS. The Guide to FLHS will be a useful tool for informing the leadership of these organizations with regard to their FLHS obligations.
The ministry’s expectation is that the LHINs and Entities work to fulfill the requirements and obligations in the Guide to FLHS. The LHINs are also expected to inform HSPs and contracted service providers of their requirements and obligations and to ensure that these requirements are reflected in respective agreements.
For all French health service questions, please contact:
French Language Services Coordinator
Tel: 416-921-7453, ext. 3360