2023 - 2028

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

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • Eva Marsden Centre for Social Justice and Aging

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Centre for Access to Services in English


  • Townshippers’ Association

  • BGC Dawson

  • North Shore Community Association

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action


  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • 4Korners