Réseau’s Recognition Awards
Many health service providers, community groups and individuals work hard to improve access and equity to French language health services. The Réseau’s recognition awards are a way of thanking our partners for their contribution.
Recognition Award for a Health Service Provider
This award is given to a health service provider who makes considerable efforts to improve access and equity to French language health services.
Eligibility criteria :
- the health service provider is funded totally or partially by the North East LHIN, the North West LHIN, the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care;
- the head office is located in Northern Ontario;
- the majority of the clients are residents of Northern Ontario;
- the health service provider is a member of the Réseau or a partner organisation.
Recognition Award for the Community
This recognition award is given to a community group or engaged individual who works extensively with the Réseau to improve access and equity to French language health services.
Eligibility criteria :
- the individual is a resident of Northern Ontario;
- the individual is not an employee of the Réseauor a Board member;
- the head office of the community group is located in Northern Ontario;
- the community group or individual is actively contributing to Francophone activities in Northern Ontario;
- the community group or individual is a member of the Réseau.
Who Can Submit a Nomination
Individuals, providers, from Northern Ontario, including staff and Board members of the Réseau can submit a nomination for the Health Service Provider, Community Group or Engaged Individual Recognition Award. You must state in 500 words or less, how the Health Service Provider, Community Group or Engaged Individual has contributed to improving French language services.
Submit a Nomination
For more information, please contact us at 1 866 489-7484 or at email@example.com.
Recipients of the Recognition Awards 2020
Jessica Torrence from Sault Ste. Marie
Jessica was the President of the Board of Directors of the Centre francophone de Sault-Ste-Marie from September 2017 to September 2020. She is recognized in the community by her hard work to promote the well-being and culture of Francophones and Francophiles in the region. Jessica is a young special education technician and teacher at École publique Écho-des-Rapides. She is also studying full time to obtain her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jessica demonstrates real teamwork and initiative on matters related to the advancement of health of Francophones. Her openness has resulted in a solid partnership between the Centre Francophone and the Réseau.
Pioneer Manor of Greater Sudbury
Pioneer Manor is a Long Term Care Home in Greater Sudbury with 433 residents, of which, approximately 30% are Francophone. The Réseau, partnered with other Francophone community organizations, collaborated with the Manor on the development and implementation of the “Je suis francophone / I am Francophone” project. The Pioneer Manor’s best practices of French language services implemented through this project, are often shared with other providers, are highlighted in our culturally appropriate care video series, will be presented in our upcoming training modules and will be posted on our online best practice database. We recognize and are grateful for your leadership in providing quality French language health services and we are delighted to continue working with you to improve access and equity to culturally appropriate care for Francophones.
Recipients of the Recognition Awards 2019
Pierre Bélanger of Timmins
The recipient of the community Recognition Award is Pierre Bélanger, a former teacher and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Centre de santé communautaire francophone de Timmins. He worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to help the community obtain a Francophone community health centre. He has made and continues to make a difference in the francophone community of Timmins by working on identifying the challenges and improving French language health care services.
Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts
The recipient of the health service provider Recognition award is the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts. The Alzheimer Society has made considerable efforts to improve access and equity to French language services within their organization. Nearly 50% of their employees have French language skills. The board and all of their employees have completed the interactive online training on active offer and the latter is now part of the orientation of all new employees. They continue to work toward attaining their goals of improving French language services, while striving to meet their designation criteria.
Recipients of the Recognition Awards 2018
Monique Lapalme of Sudbury
The community recognition award was awarded to Monique Lapalme, a member of the Sudbury community. Monique has worked for several years with the Francophone community. She is a highly respected person with organizations, Francophone communities, and health service providers in the Northeast. She always believed in equitable access to health services in French and continued throughout her career to find innovative ways of encouraging providers to respond to the needs of their Francophone clients.
Maison McCulloch Hospice of Sudbury
The recognition award for a health service provider was awarded to Maison McCulloch Hospice. An organization that continuously strives to improve their offer and quality of French language services. The organizational culture is perfectly bilingual, which demonstrates their commitment to the satisfaction of their clients and their families.