Overcoming Barriers to Access to Healthcare in English-Speaking Ethnocultural and Immigrant Communities

Xenocostas, S.; Montgomery, C.; Boisjoli, A. (2010)

Canadian Diversity/Diversité Canadienne

8(2) | pp.38-43

Drawing on knowledge of the historical evolution of health and social services in Quebec and Canadian studies on accessibility to healthcare for immigrants, this paper provides some reflections for initiating dialogue on this subject in relation to English-speaking ethnocultural and immigrant communities. A training tool designed to sensitize health and social service practitioners to barriers of access within a multiethnic context is also outlined as means of improving accessibility as well as the quality of care.