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Phase 3: 2014 - 2018

Better communication for better care 

Dialogue McGill, the McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project, contributes to Quebec’s initiatives to ensure that 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 public health and social services in English as provided for in the Act respecting health and social services.  

Dialogue McGill is now in its third phase (2014-2018). For more information concerning previous phases, please consult the Archives.

Dialogue McGill’s objectives are:  

  1. To provide language training and retention initiatives so that public 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.
  2. To promote research and information sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to public health and social services access for English-speaking Quebecers.

These objectives are being met through 3 complementary programs:



3 Programs for Better Access to Safe and Equitable Health and Social Services for English-Speaking Communities



    Gives Francophone professionals already working with English-speaking clients the opportunity to increase their proficiency in English.


    Provides initiatives to make it easier for institutions to recruit and retain recent graduates capable of providing services in both French and English. Empowers community networks to partner with Dialogue McGill for recruitment and retention of healthcare and social workers in their region/community by promoting these initiatives within the community and supporting students who wish to be part of the pool of available human resources. 


    Supports research that adds to the body of knowledge regarding means to reduce barriers to access to services in English.

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