September 18, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Pourquoi pas? French Language Child and Youth Mental Health Services in Ontario
About the Session:
Language is an important determinant to consider when planning health and social services. In Ontario, legislative and regulatory requirements under the French Language Services Act (FLSA) are also in place to help serve francophones across the province. Despite these efforts, a number of barriers limit the effective delivery of quality French language services and francophones have been found to view themselves in poorer health and report poorer access to services compared to mainstream Ontarians. As system transformation activities in the child/youth, mental health sector are being implemented, there is an opportunity to understand the unique needs and strengths of this population, and to highlight promising practices to strengthen French language child and youth mental health services. To support this important work, we have developed a policy ready paper that summarizes the latest knowledge on evidence-informed approaches to ensuring high quality, engagement with, and service delivery for, francophone children, youth, and families.
Raymond Lemay is with L-R Lemay Consultants and has 30 + years in leadership positions in human services. He has extensive experience as a teacher and consultant of Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory and of program evaluation. Throughout his career, he has done much advocacy work concerning French Language Services.
Purnima Sundar is the Director of Knowledge Mobilization at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. She has 20 years of experience doing community-based, participatory action research and program evaluation in the areas of community mental health and diversity/multiculturalism.
Laura Kelly is a Program Associate at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. At the Centre, Laura combines her background in Public Health and Program Evaluation and her passion for working with children and youth.
Michelle Hurtubise is the Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. Michelle worked for over 20 years in community health centres in Toronto and London.
Mental Health Services for Francophones Living in Minority Context
About the Session:
Linguistic barriers have a negative impact on access to care, patient safety and self-management of mental health issues. This presentation provides an overview of the impacts on individuals coping with mental health issues while living in a minority context; the challenges of Francophones communities and some ways to address the needs.
Jacinthe Desaulniers has served as Chief Executive Director of the French Language Services Network of Eastern Ontario since 2009, bringing her knowledge of the health care sector and her networking and leadership talents. She has held many management positions in Ottawa region teaching hospitals