Health Services in French

Language and culture play an essential role in the provision of health care services. The Erie St. Clair LHIN is committed to ensure the implementation of an integrated approach to address the needs of its Francophone population. Guided by legislation, the ESC LHIN works with health system partners, including the Erie St. Clair/South West French Language Health Planning, in its geographic region to improve access to, and availability of high-quality health services provided in French.

Profile of the Francophone Population

The Erie St. Clair LHIN is a culturally and linguistically diverse region. According to the 2016 Census, there are 20,230 Francophones in the Erie St. Clair LHIN, representing 3.3% of the total population.

Sub-Region

Total Population

Francophone Population

Percentage

Windsor

214,020

7,555

3.5

Tecumseh Lakeshore Amherstburg LaSalle

110,940

5,555

5.0

Essex South Shore

68,375

1,415

2.1

Chatham City Centre

40,260

1,160

2.9

Rural Kent

58,765

1,735

3.0

Lambton

123,010

2,810

2.3

Health Analytics Branch, LHIN and sub-region Census profile - 2016 Census, Final (using the Inclusive Definition of Francophone)

Resources for Patients/Public

In the Erie St. Clair LHIN, two health service providers are partially designated under the French Language Services Act, meaning that they can provide most of their services in French. A number of health service providers are identified to provide services in French, meaning that they are working to build their capacity to provide services in French.

ESC LHIN-Designated Health Service Providers

ESC LHIN-Identified Health Service Providers

Windsor/Essex

Chatham-Kent

Sarnia/Lambton

For more information about health service providers that offer all or some of their health services in French, please click here.

 


Resources for Health Service Providers

For more information about health service providers that offer all or some of their health services in French, please click here.


Contact the LHIN about Health Services in French

For more information on French Language Health Services, please contact Marthe Dumont, French Language Services Lead, at Marthe.Dumont@lhins.on.ca or 1-888-447-4468 ext. 3241.