Health and Social Services

Established in 1871 by the Grey Nuns, the St. Boniface General Hospital was the first in the Canadian West to offer health care services to the citizens of the brand-new province of Manitoba. A leader in health care and one of Manitoba's largest health care facilities, St. Boniface maintains a campus comprised of more than 180 departments and services, located in seven separate buildings. The hospital also operates several satellite facilities located at off campus sites, and maintains close relationships with other health facilities and well as the health facilities and agencies of the Grey Nun network. In total, over 4,000 healthcare professionals and support personnel have chosen to work at St. Boniface.

Established in 1999, the Centre de santé Saint-Boniface is a Francophone primary health centre offering bilingual services to the French-speaking population of the City of Winnipeg and all residents of Saint-Boniface. The programs and services at Centre de santé are offered by a multi-disciplinary team. The Centre de santé Saint-Boniface is a junction of bilingual primary health services.

The École technique et professionnelle (ETP) at the Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface offers a degree in nursing which aims to help future professional nurses acquire skills in critical judgment, interpersonal relations, the drive to perfect themselves and the ability to work efficiently in various health care contexts. The ETP also offers a certificate aimed at training health care workers.

L'Entre-temps des Franco-Manitobaines, a halfway house for women victim of domestic violence, operates in Winnipeg since 1992.

Established in 2001 by the Société franco-manitobaine, the Conseil Communauté en santé (CCS) plays a key leadership role in ensuring an effective delivery of quality French-language health and social services. In 2004, the CCS became the official representative of the Franco-Manitoban community for health care and social services.

Established in 1993, Santé en français is a resource center which facilitates the planning and delivery of French language services required by designated Regional Health Authorities, health facilities, health programs and social services agencies across the province.

There are seven designated Regional Health Authorities in Manitoba:

  • Association de santé Nord-Est
  • Office régional de la santé du Centre du Manitoba
  • Office régional de la santé d'Assiniboine
  • Office régional de la santé d'Entre-les-Lacs
  • Office régional de la santé des Parcs
  • Office régional de la santé de Winnipeg
  • South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-Est

There are 22 designated social service agencies in Manitoba.