Francophone Communities

Central LHIN is guided by the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 to comply with the requirements of the French Language Services Act, 1986 and address the health care needs of its local francophone population. The LHIN supports the francophone population through its collaboration with Entité 4, a French language health planning entity.

Of the Central LHIN's nearly 1.9 million residents, 1.2 per cent report French as their mother tongue, and 1.7 per cent (over 30,000 people) are Francophone under the Inclusive Definition of Francophone.

Of the 26 designated areas under the French Language Services Act across Ontario, three have some, or all, overlay with the Central LHIN: City of Markham, North York (as part of the City of Toronto), and the Township of Essa (in South Simcoe).

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Click here to learn more about the francophone community and French Language Health Services planning in the Central LHIN