Francophone Health Research

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Given the importance of culture and communication in the delivery of health care, CRaNHR has taken an interest in better understanding the health of Francophones in Ontario.  Outside of Quebec, Ontario is home to the largest representation of Francophones in Canada.  However, as a result of their minority status in the province, Francophones face certain linguistic and cultural barriers, all of which can have an impact on their health status.


Since 2012, CRaNHR has been working, in collaboration with local agencies, on a series of research projects concerning Franco-Ontarians as well as French-speaking immigrants from the North. Collaborators have included the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the Centre de santé communautaire du grand Sudbury.

Active Offer
Primary Care
Francophone Newcomers
Current Research
Examining the Access to and Quality of French Language Primary Health Care Services in Ontario
ARC: Access to Resources in the Community 
GRIPOAS : Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les pratiques d'offre active de services en français
Francophone Newcomer Services and Needs Assessment
Toolkit for the Medical Examination of Francophone Newcomers
ICI On Parle! Patient Engagement Tools for Physicians
Research in FOCUS sur la recherche

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