Collège Boréal has officially opened the Boréal Health Clinic located on the second floor of the Bradley Pharmacy, on Notre Dame Avenue. Thanks to an agreement between Collège Boréal, Bradley Pharmacy, and École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur, Collège Boréal students can now offer certain health services, free of charge, to the Greater Sudbury community.
The Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) supported this community project aimed at offering free health care services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, practical nursing services, massage therapy, and dental hygiene services. Students enrolled in Collège Boréal’s School of Health Sciences will now have the opportunity to work in the clinic, as part of their practical training, and apply the theoretical concepts and knowledge learned in the classroom.
Collège Boréal students, under the supervision of qualified personnel, will offer the following free services: temperature, pulse, and blood pressure checks, therapeutic massages, dental examinations, promotion of good health practices, etc. École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur students enrolled in a Health and Well-Being Specialist High Skills Major program will also benefit from this partnership by getting practical learning experience at the Clinic.
“While this project allows our students to gain practical experience in their field of study, it also facilitates access to health services needed by the families of our community. Today’s official opening represents a significant milestone of the project allowing Greater Sudbury citizens to know of the services offered locally, which will contribute to the overall health and vitality of the community.”
Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
“It is important for Franco-Ontarians to have access to health services in the language of their choice. The elderly, young people, families, and several vulnerable members of our community will benefit of the services offered in French at the Boréal Health Clinic. As a Francophone, I am proud to be a part of such a community partnership.”
Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences
About Ontario’s Health Care
According to the Ontario Government’s Progress Report 2014: health care, family or primary health care providers are the first line of defence in helping to keep the people of Ontario healthy. That’s why it’s essential that everyone — regardless of where they live in the province — has access to family health care when and where they need it. http://www.ontario.ca/government/progress-report-2014-health-care
About the Consortium national de formation de santé
The CNFS is an organization bringing together 11 college and university educational institutions which deliver training programs in various health disciplines in French. This strategic alliance, made possible by the financial support of Health Canada, results in increased numbers of Frens-speaking health professionals and researchers whose impact improve the quality of French language health services tailored to Francophone minority communities.
At Collège Boréal, this funding increases the capacity of existing programs, increases the number of available programs, helps with the acquisition of cutting-edge equipment for teaching purposes, and promotes the development of health professionals across Ontario.
About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province. For the third year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
To schedule an appointment at the Boréal Health Clinic, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-521-6021 or 705-560-6673, ext. 3490.
To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @collegeboreal.
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