Improving Access to French Language Health Services
Access to quality French-language health services directly impacts the health of Francophones. In Champlain, that means it affects nearly 20 percent of the population.
The LHIN works to fulfill this need as part of its vision “healthy people and healthy communities supported by a quality, accessible health system”, and its responsibilities under the French Language Services Act and the Local Health System Integration Act.
Since 2010, the LHIN has worked in close collaboration with the French Language Health Services Network of Eastern Ontario (Le Réseau), the French Language Health Planning Entity for the Champlain and South East LHINs. The goal is to ensure that health service planning reflects the needs and priorities of the Francophone population.
Health Service Providers
The Champlain LHIN works with and fund roughly 125 health service providers that offer about 240 health programs and/or services in hospitals, community support services (like meals-on-wheels), mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes. Click below to see the organizations we fund and other helpful information.
• Home and Community Care
• Community Health Centres
• Community Support Services
• Long-Term Care Homes
• Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
Are you looking for health care services in your area? Visit Champlainhealthline.ca for online access to local health care information and services, or call 310.2222 (no area code).
• Other Services in French
French Language Health Planning Entity
• French Language Health Services Network of Eastern Ontario (Le Réseau)
Myriam Taillon, French Language Health Services Advisor
613.745.8124 x 3227, or
Toll-free 1.800.538.0520 x 3227
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care• Ottawa-Area Map: Identified & Designated Champlain-LHIN Providers
• Guide to Requirements and Obligations Relating to French Language Health Services
• Regional Map: Identified & Designated Champlain-LHIN Providers
Did you know that the LHIN funds two types of health provider organizations?
Health Service Providers: are suppliers of health programs and services that are offered in hospitals, community support service agencies, mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes.
Legally speaking, “health service providers” are defined in Section 2 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006
Service Provider Organizations:
are often called contracted service providers. On behalf of the LHIN, these agencies deliver home-and-community care services to support people living as independently as possible in the community. These services may include nursing, personal care (including bathing, dressing, etc.), physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more.
Service provider organizations must provide services in French. The availability of bilingual staff may vary depending on the needs.
Service Provider Listing
Legally speaking, “service providers” are defined in Section 2 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994