Francophone Communities

The needs of the Francophone community continue to be a priority for the Mississauga Halton LHIN and are taken into account in our annual planning. 

Francophone population in the Mississauga Halton LHIN

The Francophone population in the Mississauga Halton LHIN consists of 18,490 residents (1.8%) whose mother tongue is French and we expect to see the Francophone population grow to app. 35,372 under the new Inclusive Definition of Francophones (IDF). The largest proportion of Francophones in the Mississauga Halton LHIN is in Mississauga.

Under the provisions of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006, LHINs respect the requirements of the French Language Services Act, 1986 (FLSA) in planning, funding and monitoring health care services in the local system. In an effort to better understand and meet the needs of our Francophone community, the Mississauga Halton LHIN continues its partnership with the Toronto Central LHIN, Central West LHIN and the French Language Health Planning Entity #3, Reflet Salvéo. Reflet Salvéo has been a key partner in engaging the Francophone community in all three LHINs. 

Strong Partnerships in the Francophone Community

The Mississauga Halton LHIN continues to work with health service providers individually and collectively to develop stronger partnerships in the Francophone community. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is also committed to the relationship with the Credit Valley Family Health Team’s Bilingual site. This family health team is a great source of information for the Francophone community and provides a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who offer comprehensive health care for Francophones in French.

Where practical, Mississauga Halton LHIN supports the provision of French Language services – such as Mississauga Halton LHIN’s bilingual website and public materials such as: annual reports, news releases, etc. which are available in French – or the capability of translation services, where francophone populations exist. 

Learn more about the francophone community in the Mississauga Halton LHIN.