Federal funding supports bilingual health care training at Laurentian, Boréal, UdeHearst


The Official Languages Health Program (OLHP) has received a new commitment of $14.5M over five years from the federal government to support health care and personal support worker training in official language minority communities in Canada. The funding will benefit projects completed by members of the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne – Volet consortium de formation en santé (ACUFC-CNFS). Laurentian University will receive $7.7M to support its nursing sciences, social work, and speech therapy programs; Collège Boréal will receive $3.8M to support training in a variety of health care programs, including dental hygiene, paramedic care, and personal support work; and Université de Hearst will receive $2.0M for its psychotherapy program.