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Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health Services and Social Services to People from Ethnocultural Communities

The Minister has established a provincial committee that is mandated to advise him on the provision of health services and social services to people from Québec’s ethnocultural communities.

As part of its duties, the Committee may conduct consultations, request opinions, receive and hear requests from individuals, organizations or associations.

Mandate of Committee members

The Committee is mandated to advise the Minister of Health and Social Services on the development of an organizational structure for health services and social services that takes diverse cultural realities into account.
The Provincial Committee is composed of eleven members who are appointed by the Minister after consulting:

  • organizations that represent the province’s ethnocultural communities;
  • Québec’s health and social services institutions.

The composition of the Committee is intended to be as representative as possible of Québec’s different ethnocultural communities. Members are appointed for three years and their mandate can be renewed twice.

Composition of the Committee

The current Provincial Committee was established by the Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Mr. Réjean Hébert, on May 7, 2013. The current committee is made up of the following members:

Members Region of origin

Mr. Ruffin Biringanine Matumwabiri

Laurentides

Mr. John Cruickshank

Montréal

Ms Pauline Girard

Lanaudière

Mr. Yvan Leanza

Capitale-Nationale

Ms Mercedes Orellana (Chair)

Estrie

Ms Elizabeth Ossandon

Capitale-Nationale

Mr. Carlos R. Martinez

Montérégie

Ms Bilkis Vissandjée

Montréal

Committee opinions

Consult the “Publications” section to see the opinions of the Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health Services and Social Services to People from Ethnocultural Communities.

Contact information for the Committee secretary

To reach the secretary of the Provincial Committee, contact:

Ms. Michèle Domingue
Coordinator, Access to Services for Ethnocultural Communities and Secretary of the Committee for the Provision of Health Services and Social Services to People from Ethnocultural Communities
2021, Avenue Union, 12th floor (Suite 12.09A)
Montreal (Quebec) H3A 2S9
Telephone: 514 873-2226
Email : michele.domingue@msss.gouv.qc.ca

Updated on : November 7, 2016

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