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Finders Keepers: Hiring and Retaining Bilingual Staff

HC Link / Reseau CS

Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

Finders Keepers: Hiring and Retaining Bilingual Staff

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Having bilingual staff in your organization is critical to being able to deliver French Language services. But it’s not always easy to find, hire and keep bilingual staff. In this webinar, we’ll cover several basic principles in recruiting and retaining bilingual staff, including how to avoid common pitfalls. We’ll explore the relationship between having bilingual staff, creating a bilingual organizational culture and delivering French Language Services, including why this will benefit your organization and ultimately, the health of your clients.

This webinar is the third of the FSL Capacity Building series offered in English and in French. The series is designed to build the capacity of anglophone and bilingual organizations to deliver French Language Services.

The English series FLS Capacity Building also includes:
1. How to Engage Francophones-When You Don't Speak French! (présentation-diaporama)
2. How to Develop a Bilingual Organizational Culture (enregistrement) 

The French series Bâtir la capacité à offrir des services en français includes:
1. Collaborer avec les francophones en Ontario (présentation-diaporama)
2. Créer une culture organisationnelle bilingue (enregistrement) 
3. « French an asset » : Recruter et retenir son personnel bilingue will be presented on October 10th. Invite your colleagues to register

Andrea Bodkin has been with HC Link since its inception in 2009 and is currently HC Link Coordinator. She has an extensive background in physical activity and health promotion and has worked in local recreation centres and public health units as well as provincial NGOs and agencies. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, program development, healthy schools and coaching topics such as organizational skills, developing and monitoring program plans, meeting planning and facilitation. Andrea is passionate about engaging francophones and the delivery French Language Services, whether you speak French or not! Andrea is known for her love of planning, excel spreadsheets, active icebreakers and her humorous facilitation style.

Estelle Duchon has worked with HC Link since 2011 as a Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant. She speaks French and holds Masters Degrees in project management and territorial development. She worked in various fields such as local economic development, transport and sustainable development. More recently, she worked with William Osler Health System to engage the Francophone community and develop its French Language Services plan. Estelle’s passions include francophone community engagement and supporting organizations to develop their French language services.

Have questions about Finders Keepers: Hiring and Retaining Bilingual Staff? Contact HC Link / Reseau CS


HC Link / Reseau CS

HC Link works with community groups, organizations, and partnerships to build healthy, vibrant communities across Ontario. We offer consultations, learning and networking events, and resources in both English and French. 

Réseau CS appuie les groupes communautaires, les organismes locaux et régionaux de même que les partenariats communautaires à travers l'Ontario pour créer des communautés dynamiques et en santé. Nous offrons des services de consultation et des activités d’apprentissage et de réseautage en anglais et en français. 

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