Réseau francophone de soutien professionnel

Français |
text size
| sitemap

Welcome to Réseaufranco, a unique web resource for primary care professionals providing addiction and mental health services to francophones across Ontario.  This site offers general information on addiction and mental health issues, treatment options and programs, as well as materials for use with clients, their families and other healthcare professionals.

home page image

New on the Site

La psychiatrie dans le contexte des soins primaires / Psychiatry in Primary Care


Psychiatry in Primary Care : A concise Canadian pocket guide focuses on questions primary care health professionals may ask, actions they may take and recommendations  they may make in their daily practice. The extracts that are posted on-line present a number of examples of possible screening questions for the different psychiatric disorders.


We have also translated the section entitled The patient with a substance abuse problem. To order the full text of this document in English consult our on-line store.


Quel Est Le Meilleur Conseil à Donner à Une Personne Qui Prend Des Opioïdes? / Best Advice for People Taking Opioid Medication

You Tube video in both French and English. For more information consult the CAMH website KnowledgeX.


Les jeunes et les médicaments antidouleur sur ordonnance : ce que les parents doivent savoir / Youth and Prescription Painkillers: What Parents Need to Know

A brochure for parents and caregivers. This product was created through a partnership between CAMH and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

 Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Prevention, promotion and guidance to staged implementation


The Mental Health Commission of Canada's voluntary standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace is now available. CAMH will be the first hospital in Canada to adopt the Mental Health Commission’s new National Standard of Canada.


Youth and Interactive Media, Games and Social Networks

This new resource promotes awareness about healthy use of these technologies, as well as the risks of becoming overly involved and sometimes even dependent on their use. A useful resource for parents. 


The Société Santé en français and the Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario launched their new Orientations en santé mentale en français, favoriser le rétablissement dans sa langue containing four new priority mental health topics in French. The four orientations include: informing francophone communities; reinforcing community capacity; reinforcing mental health services in French throughout the life span and promoting research and knowledge exchange.


The Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), in collaboration with the University of Ottawa and the Université de Moncton, announced the web launch of its new online resource, the Portail de formation linguistique et d’adaptation culturelle, en santé. For more information about the new portal visit the Website at www.cnfs.net.


New website for pregnant and post-partum women



 This CAMH website hosts the most up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care providers, an anonymous Online Discussion Board and a personalized plan for quitting or reducing smoking.

A website for families and health care providers. PREGNETS was created with funding from Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


Opioids : Prescription Opioid Advice 

Prescription opioid misuse has become a major public health issue. The Opioid Advice Series covers: 
    - the use of opioids for the treatment of pain
    - ways to prevent, assess, and manage those who have become addicted
The Opioid Advice series was produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Also available in French on the CAMH Knowledge Exchange website.


Special Events Section now on www.reseaufranco.com

Reseaufranco.com now has a section listing mental health and addiction events for francophones. Please email gwen_calleya-cortis@camh.ca with the name, date, location and time if you wish to have your event added to this page. You may also add a brief description of the event.


Ontario Human Rights Commission Report

Minds that matter: Report on the consultation on human rights, mental health and addictions

Minds that Matter reports the findings from the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) province-wide consultation on the human rights issues experienced by people with mental health disabilities or addictions.


New Canadian Mental Health Strategy

Changing Directions, Changing Lives is the first mental health strategy for Canada and is posted on the website of the Canadian Mental Health Commission.


New resources for primary care professionals!


 CAMH is translating the Addiction Toolkit, known as la Trousse d'outils sur la toxicomanie in French. The following sections are now available on the site: Renseignements de base sur la toxicomanie  (Fundamentals of Addiction), Faire face aux problèmes d'alcool (Dealing with Alcohol Problems), Abandon du tabac (Smoking Cessation) and Mauvais usage des opioïdes et toxicomanie (Opioid misuse and addiction). The Addiction Toolkit is also available in English on the CAMH Knowledge Exchange website under the section Primary Care.


La Trousse d'outils sur la toxicomanie is a joint project of CAMH and St. Joseph's Health Centre. This toolkit is a practical and accessible resource for Primary Care providers caring for patients with substance use problems. 




 New materials to use with clients


Coming soon


Watch for more translations of CrossCurrents articles and research updates.



Health Canada
Societe Sante
Reseau franco-sante