2018 - 2023

Improving access to health & social services for the English-speaking population

The NPI project is what inspired our Community Mobilization Model, which uses a population health promotion approach. This approach encourages local and regional partners, as well as English-speaking communities, to strengthen relationships with health and social service providers and address key health determinants. We also support the NPI’s capacity building efforts by offering leadership development.

The NPI is designed around five core activities:


Building a network table and creating opportunities to share information, identify issues, challenges and solutions such as service improvements.


Participating on advisory and decision-making tables and representing the needs and challenges of the English-speaking community.

Knowledge development

Developing and disseminating evidence-based research such as statistics and priorities, and sharing best practices.


Creating projects in collaboration with health and social service partners, such as a demonstration or pilot project.


Reaching vulnerable and isolated English-speakers, and supporting them in accessing health and social services in English.

NPI Activity Model

This initiative is financed by

Health Canada

What is an NPI?


NPI Participating Organizations

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Collective Community Services

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now


  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • 4Korners

  • NDG Senior Citizens’ Council

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders


  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • North Shore Community Association