How We Work
We partner locally and nationally
Santé en français works in partnership with the Francophone community as well as health care and social service providers, educational bodies, governments, and community leaders to improve access to French-language health and social services.
We consult with all interested parties to identify concerns and set priorities to improve access to services. We also draw from the resources of the national Société Santé en français team and our 16 sister health networks across Canada.
It would not be possible to fulfill our mandate, without the support and funding of an extensive network of like-minded partners and allies in the community. Santé en français would like to thank and acknowledge all of them.
By working together we ensure that Francophones in Manitoba receive quality French-language health and social services.
We believe that all French-language services are required in order to ensure safe services and achieve better outcomes for Francophones.We therefore see to it that they receive quality services by acting as:
- Collaborators – We foster collaboration and teamwork between system partners
- Support – We help our partners develop and implement initiatives and provide them with technical and professional services.
- Innovators – We encourage our partners and allies to create innovative models and solutions, and put them into action.
- Influencers – We identiy the issues of the community, and encourage providers and governments to solve them.
Our structure is based on our goal: French-language access to health and social services. As such, our organization is run by a community-based board of directors and we conduct regular round table discussions to ensure we are in touch with the community we serve.
Board of Directors
First and foremost Santé en français is managed by a very active Board of Directors that is comprised of nine (9) directors who are elected or appointed.
Regional Round Tables
These Round Tables identify regional health and social service needs, establish priorities and create solutions. Santé en français has two Regional Round Tables: Urban and Southern Rural.
Management Round Tables
Our Health Management and Social Services Management Round Tables keep communication open between primary care providers and the community. They bring together French-language health care and social service providers, engage in meaningful dialogue on relevant issues, and establish and maintain operational channels and strategies.