French speaking healthcare workers encouraged to register

Colin MacLean
Published on May 2, 2014
A new database is asking for French speaking healthcare workers on P.E.I. to register themselves. Some of the first volunteers are, from left, Manon Gallant, occupational therapist, Patricia Richard, assistant director of the P.E.I. French Health Network, Gabriel Arsenault, prosthetist, Melva O'Connor-Rafuse, social worker, Alanna Saulnier, physiotherapist. Submitted photo

WELLINGTON – A new initiative on P.E.I. is encouraging French speaking healthcare workers to register themselves in a new database.

The P.E.I. French Health Network, (PEIFHN) is a non-profit organization that works in the province to improve healthcare access to Francophone residents.

PEIFHN is working to create a database of French-speaking healthcare professionals in the province. It’s part of a larger initiative called Santé Bonjour! 

The list would be open to the public and is designed to help French speakers better navigate the system.

Bilingual workers can register on the PEIFHN website at There are already 100 entries.

Anyone who registers will get a free Santé Bonjour! T-shirt.

For more information on how to register or use the directory, contact Patricia Richard at 854-7444 or at