Adaptation of health and social services initiative 2009-2013
The CHSSN’s initiative to adapt health and social services is supported by an investment from Health Canada, through the Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality. This initiative is being undertaken in partnership with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. An implementation agreement between the CHSSN and the MSSS was signed in order to incorporate the projects into Quebec’s initiatives to improve access to health and social services in English. The agreement also divided the roles and responsibilities among the CHSSN, the MSSS, and the health and social service agencies.
An invitation was sent to the health and social service agencies. Agencies interested in launching their projects during the current fiscal year had to submit their projects to the MSSS by October 15, 2009. The deadline for other interested agencies was December 1, 2009. The Ministère was required to evaluate the admissibility of projects based on the orientations and priorities of the MSSS and submit the projects to the Provincial Committee for an opinion to be given to the Minister of Health and Social Services. The selected projects were then sent to the CHSSN for evaluation and a decision.
The CHSSN created a project evaluation committee to assess the projects submitted to and selected by the MSSS, and based on the Provincial Committee’s opinion and the following criteria:
- Project’s relevance in terms of the proposed objective and deliverables;
- Anticipated impact on English-speaking client groups;
- Anticipated impact on service practices and organization;
- Cooperation between the public institutions and the community.
The projects were adopted by the CHSSN’s board of directors and contribution agreements were then approved by the Government of Quebec. For projects submitted by health and social service agencies, agreements were approved by decree. The projects from the Nunavik Regional Board and health and social service institutions were approved by ministerial order.
The following list of projects will be implemented by the health and social services agencies. An information sheet presents a summary description of the projects based on the information submitted by the agencies.
Summary table of the projects from the Agences de la santé et des services sociaux Adaptation of health and social services