Health care and social services

  • In 2006, the Réseau santé albertain created, a Web resource documenting everything health-related in French in Alberta. This website provides access to the Répertoire albertain des professionnels de la santé, a list of health professionals able to provide care in French. This list currently holds over 1,200 names.
  • An inter-professional health clinic, the Centre de santé communautaire Saint-Thomas, was established in the fall of 2007.
  • The Société de mieux-être du Centre-Est (which includes volunteers from the communities of Saint-Paul, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and Plamondon) aims to improve health services in the region. It currently has no guarantee of funding.
  • There are regional committees for the promotion of health services in the Rivière la Paix region. A French-language health services coordinator works within the Peace Country regional authority. This position is funded equally by the Government of Alberta's Francophone Secretariat and the regional authority.