Call for Nominations: Exceptional Candidates Sought for Provincial Access Committee
Montreal – May 23, 2018 – Across the province members of the English-speaking community are being invited to come forward to work for our community's interests and help solidify our future. In what sets a remarkable precedent, the QCGN and the CHSSN have been mandated by a newly revised Quebec Government regulation to establish a joint Selection committee. This committee will call for and recommend candidates from our community for appointment, by the Minister of Health and Social Services, to the new Provincial committee on the dispensing of health and social services in the English language, better known as the Provincial Access Committee. The Provincial Access Committee's mandate is to help approve, oversee and evaluate how our health and social services are delivered in English. Note that the Access committee's mandate includes the assessment of regional access programs. Under Bill 10's newly merged Quebec's health and social-service institutions, the Quebec government has published the process that will govern and improve access to English language services. QCGN and CHSSN are now asking engaged community volunteers to respond to a unique opportunity to help ensure broad access to quality health and social services care for English-speaking Quebecers - in our own language. This challenge
"Rarely has there been a more promising moment for talented individuals to weigh in on behalf of the tangible, long-term interests of our community," said Eric Maldoff, head of QCGN's Health and Social Services Committee. "We expect a formidable group to come forward, ready to contribute their influence, skills and life experience and make this a strong, proactive and productive team." "This represents an extraordinary occasion for community members who want to make a real and lasting difference to improve access to crucial services for our English-speaking
communities," Maldoff added. "Those who answer this call will help build a substantially more solid foundation for our long-term vitality across Quebec." The QCGN and the CHSSN will recommend high-quality candidates to the Minister. There are 11 positions to be filled.
The nomination deadline is June 22.
Sources: Quebec Community Groups Network | email@example.com
Community Health and Social Service Network |firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information: To submit your candidacy, you must complete and sign the nomination form.
You must submit the completed form and documents by email to: email@example.com
by 5:00pm on June 22, 2018
For any questions, please contact Christine Boyle, 514 868-9044, ext 257 or firstname.lastname@example.org