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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities special newsletter series: Populations in Focus. This series brings relevant research, guides, and tools straight to your inbox. Over the next 5 weeks, we will be spotlighting 5 populations of older adults. 

While we focus on each population individually, we recognize the complexities of intersectionality and encourage individuals and communities to consider how each aspect of a person’s identity contributes to their unique experience of aging. In this issue, we spotlight francophone older adults. The resources below outline specific considerations and recommendations when planning and implementing services for this population.

Kind regards, 
Emily Mullins
Age-Friendly Communities Knowledge Broker

1: White Paper on Ontario’s Aging Francophone Population

This report, produced by the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), provides an overview of the realities of aging populations in French-speaking Ontario. Findings are based on province-wide consultations in 5 regions of Ontario: Southwest, Northwest, Ottawa, East, and Mid-North. Age-Friendly Community Initiatives may be particularly interested in the recommended areas for improvement in each of the five regions on page 24. 

Year: 2019

Read the report here

2: Health and Social Services for Francophone Seniors in Eastern Ontario and Manitoba

This research report by the Groupe de recherche sur la formation et les pratiques en santé et service sociaux en contexte francophone minoritaire (GReFoPS), pulls together findings from individual interviews and focus groups with health and social service providers, older adults, and their caregivers in Eastern Ontario and Manitoba. The report provides guidelines to improve the continuity of French language services for francophone older adults living in a minority language context. Read the full report in French here

Year: 2018

Read the report here

3: Report on Service and Housing Needs of Francophone Seniors

This report, published by the French Language Health Planning Entity for Erie/St. Clair and the Southwest (Entité de planification des services de santé en français d’Érié St. Clair/Sud Ouest), details the health and housing needs of Francophone seniors in Ontario in general, and in the Entity’s four sub‐regions – Windsor‐Essex, Chatham‐Kent, Sarnia‐Lambton and London‐Middlesex, in particular. 

Year: 2014

Read the report here

4: A Guide for Planning and Providing Francophone Long-Term Care Services

This Guide is intended for those involved in planning, advocating for, and providing Francophone health services in Ontario and other provinces. The information and tools are also beneficial for other community and residential care providers serving Francophones as well as seniors from other language minority groups. Click here to read the report in French.

View the companion document: Implementing the Optimal Model of Long-Term Care for Francophones here (French). For more information visit French Health Network of Central Southwestern Ontario

Year: 2017
Read the report here

In Practice: Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO) 

Founded in 1978, the Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO) works with Francophones aged 50 and over living in Ontario. The activities of the FARFO are spread throughout the province through 5 regions: Eastern Region, Ottawa Region, South-West Region, Middle North Region, and Region of the Great North.

For more information visit their website and browse their virtual activities calendar and monthly magazine, Vivre+
About the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Outreach Program
The Ontario AFC Outreach Program is managed by the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care in partnership with Queen’s University, and funded by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.

The AFC Outreach Program builds on and complements Ontario's AFC Planning Guide and the AFC Planning Grant Program, with the aim to raise awareness about age-friendly planning principles, facilitate knowledge sharing within and between communities, and increase the capacity for local planning, implementation and evaluation of age-friendly community initiatives.
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