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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.

  • An active offer of service is an open invitation to the public to use one of our two official languages—English or French—when communicating with or receiving a service.

Active Offer

  • Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by a health care provider.

Primary Care

  • Newly immigrated, new relocations to Northern and Rural communities, international students. 

Francophone Newcomers

Current Research

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