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1 Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury Linking with the Francophone community

2 Who we are created in 1991 main site in Sudbury 2 satellites – Chelmsford and Valley East 1 nursing station – Gogama Corner Clinic Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

3 Our clients City of Greater Sudbury: – francophones –30% of the total population –concentration: Valley East, Chelmsford Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

4 2 givens Franco-ontarians have a right to access services in French Values, beliefs and habits are more effectively addressed in a persons mother tongue, the language in which these were first internalized Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

5 Our target population youth seniors hard to reach (ie homeless) women Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

6 CHALLENGES franco-ontarians are not a homogeneous group geography exogamy, assimilation and bilingualism literacy oral culture immigration bi-culturalism Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

7 CHALLENGES reliance on interpersonal relationships practical by nature Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

8 Strategies discussion groups and humour locals over outsiders word-of-mouth focus on social aspects to increase cultural identity mindful of literacy levels bilingual documentation adapt, dont translate pro-active offer of service Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

9 How to connect? it takes longer to establish relationships word-of-mouth (bring a friend) French language and immersion schools and their school boards English media social networks (no, not Facebook…well.…maybe) Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

10 How to connect? Establish partnerships with other groups and associations church bulletins inventory of community resources to see who is out there to connect with municipal counsellors for support on initiatives Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

11 St-Jean-Baptiste Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury

12 Ste-Catherine Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury


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