New French services added for Summerset Manor residents
The Acadian and Francophone community will benefit by having access to more French language services.
Residents and visitors at Summerset Manor will be better served with newly designated French language services in the following areas:
- Orientation services
- Reception services
- Long-term dental care
- Long-term care financial assessment services
“The Acadian and Francophone community have continually expressed that having health care supports in their first language is extremely important,” said Health and Wellness Minister James Aylward. “The move to long-term care can be difficult for some people so being able to speak in their first language can help residents to feel more at home and make the transition a little easier.”
The availability of French language services in person and online in various areas across government has steadily grown in the last seven years since the French Language Services Act came into effect. Under this Act, Acadians, Francophones and French-speaking Islanders are guaranteed a number of government services in their preferred language.
The other newly designated service also means people will be able to apply to government agencies, boards and commissions in either English or French. Islanders can choose which language they wish to submit their applications online through Engage PEI.
“I am very proud that our civil service continues to improve its capacity to offer more French language services to Islanders. Acadians, Francophones and French speakers have an incredibly important place in our communities and we want to support them and their rich culture in the best way that we can. By working directly with the community, we will continue to enhance services to meet the needs of French speaking Islanders.”
- Premier Dennis King
Executive Council Office