A look back at the last few months, Part 2: HC Link’s Francophone Provincial Forum, a visit to London and the Centre francophone de Toronto’s citizenship program

As part of this short series of postings on events that I attended in 2013, I will now take you back to April 12, when Toronto hosted HC Link’s Francophone Provincial Forum, “Building inspiring partnerships for the well-being of the Francophone community”, which I had the opportunity to attend as a guest speaker. HC Link organized this event in conjunction with the Regroupement des intervenants francophones en santé et en services sociaux de l’Ontario (Rifssso) and the Réseau franco-santé du Sud de l’Ontario. I have to say that I was extremely impressed by the quality of every presentation at this forum.

Five days later, in London, I gave a presentation to the Table de planification régionale francophone (TPRF) of London on the importance of forging partnerships to improve access to health services (particularly mental health services), as part of the Student Support Leadership Initiative. During that visit to London, I also met with the executive director of La Ribambelle to discuss local needs for Early Years child care services in French.

Later, on May 29, I delivered a presentation on the Canadian political system as part of the Centre francophone de Toronto’s citizenship program. I always find it rewarding to meet Francophone newcomers and help to welcome them and get them settled in Ontario along with organizations that work hard in that area.

I will return soon with a sequel to these first and second year-end review postings. I still have a lot to say.

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