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To contribute to the community of practice Public Health en français, created to support public health professionals in their delivery of services to francophone populations in Ontario, Public Health Ontario (PHO) and Health Nexus are teaming up to present an overview of resources and services provided in French by various Ontario public health sector organizations.
Claude Martel will discuss PHO’s role in the public health sector and the current resources it offers to public health units, health professionals, and the general public, on the PHO website.
Estelle Duchon from Health Nexus will profile their partner organizations and provide an overview of who does what and how to access these French language services. She will also discuss the role of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Local Health Integration Networks, and French language health planning entities.
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Presenters: Estelle Duchon and Claude Martel
Estelle Duchon, bilingual health promotion consultant
Estelle Duchon holds master’s degrees in project management and territorial development. She has worked in local economic development, transportation, and sustainable development. More recently, she worked with William Osler Health System to engage the Francophone community and develop its French Language Services plan.
Her areas of interest and expertise include francophone community engagement and supporting organizations to develop their French language services.
Claude Martel, senior communications advisor, Public Health Ontario
Claude Martel has worked in communications and in translation for a variety of public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining Public Health Ontario to coordinate French language services, Claude Martel worked for the Office of Francophone Affairs of Ontario. He also teaches French as a second language at Boréal College.
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