Glossary

Manitoba’s health and social services sector is a bilingual network that employs an extensive and complex terminology. Finding the equivalent terms in French and English can pose a frequent and daunting challenge to those working in this field.

Santé en français manages this glossary to facilitate the work of these professionals and to promote correct word usage, thus enhancing the quality of the French language products and services offered in the province’s health and social services areas.

The glossary includes:

  • medical and paramedical terminology;
  • the names of programs, services, agencies and government authorities;
  • human resources vocabulary;
  • and more.

This glossary is not intended to be a complete list of all terms but is rather a revised compilation of several existing resources. Managed by Santé en français, it owes its success to the generous contribution of many partners.