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The French Language Specialized Services Resource

The emergence of a promising future for our community and our professionals in French Ontario in the specialized services sector.


The mandate of the French Language Specialized Services Resource is to improve province-wide access to specialized clinical services in French. Carrying on our mandate in collaboration with Ontario agencies serving Francophone adults with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, challenging behaviours and complex needs improves local service delivery.

The Resource is also intended as a catalyst for outreach opportunities for further training and professional development. We promote networking opportunities, the establishment of effective means of sharing knowledge and quality mechanisms to maximize access to French services in Ontario.

Acting as a central point for the Francophone specialized services sector, we fulfill the following functions and strategic goals:

Function 1 – to improve access to services in french

Our goals are to:

  • Promote networking between professionals and existing Francophone structures;
  • Develop inter-regional access procedures and specialized services knowledge sharing methods.

Function 2 – to improve the delivery of services in french

Our goal is to:

  • Encourage the professional development of Community Network of Specialized Care members and professional organizations in order to provide more services to Francophones.

Function 3 – strengthen the francophone capacity of all community networks of specialized care

Our goals are to:

  • Establish links among Francophone academic and research communities;
  • Improve access to research and best practices;
  • Support the development of enhanced knowledge on specialized services in French through professional development and possible internships;
  • Support training for general health and social service providers to develop capacity to provide services in French. 

The 2014-2015 French Specialized Services of Ontario Professional Development Program

In 2014-2015, The Resource is launching its first French Specialized Services of Ontario Professional Development Program. Its offers 16 professional development opportunities in French only, including 14 videoconference sessions and 2 special events.

Join us for the next session offered by The Resource! Consult our program and register through our interactive PDF document. pdfDownload the 2014-2015 French Specialized Services of Ontario Professional Development Program.