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Understanding mental health and addiction system needs of Francophones in Ontario: Findings from the Ciel Eclairci report


Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 from 12pm - 12:45pm E.S.T


Alexandra Lamoureux HeadshotAliou Sene Headshot

Alexandra Lamoureux
Assistant Manager, Health Equity Engagement, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH

Aliou Sene
French Language Services Coordinator, CAMH


Francophones are the largest linguistic minority in Ontario and, by provincial law, have special language rights. Yet, they experience substantial health inequities. “As many as 53% of Francophones living in Ontario report having no access, or very limited access, to mental health and addictions services in French.”

In 2016, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to engage stakeholders to examine the mental health and addiction needs of Francophones in Ontario. The aim was to advance the province’s mental health and addiction strategy by looking at service gaps for Francophones in Ontario and proposing recommendations for improvement. This led to the report, “Ciel Eclairci! Toward better access to French Language Mental Health and Addictions Services in Ontario.”

Please join us as we discuss the findings from Ciel Eclairci. The webinar will share:

  • the context and methodology of this work
  • some key facts about Ontario’s Francophone population
  • the themes from the engagement sessions, including service gaps and access barriers
  • recommendations to improve access to care for Francophones in the province.



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