Better access...in their language
The McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project contributes to Quebec’s initiatives to ensuring English-speaking Quebecers have access to the full range of health and social services in their own language through measures designed to build and maintain a sufficient complement of health and social services personnel capable of providing services in English. The project is an additional tool to support the implementation and enhancement of regional programs of access to health and social services in English as provided for in the Act respecting health and social services.
The objectives of the project in the current phase are:
- to provide training and retention initiatives so that health and social service professionals have opportunities to improve their ability to provide services in English and to practice where they can meet the needs of the English-speaking population of Quebec;
- to promote research and information sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to health and social services access for English-speaking Quebecers.
These objectives are being met through three complementary programs: