Created in 2003 and 2004 respectively, the Réseau francophone de santé du Nord de l’Ontario and the Réseau de santé en français du Moyen-Nord share a common vision for the provision of French language health services in a minority context.
In order to answer the requirements of a call for proposals from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) regarding the creation of Francophone Planning Entities, the Réseau francophone de santé du Nord de l’Ontario and the Réseau de santé en français du Moyen-Nord, merged their resources and created a new organization in 2010: the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario (Réseau). The Réseau was created to meet the requirements of the MOHLTC for a Francophone Planning Entity in Northern Ontario, as identified in the Local Health System Integration Act (2006).
On July 1, 2010, the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario (Réseau) obtained its official designation from the province as a French Language Health Planning Entity.
The creation of the Réseau ensured that engagement with communities continues and that their voices were heard when working with government officials on ways to improve the health of Francophones living in a minority setting in Northern Ontario.