La Cite collegiale is getting $6.2 million from the federal government to improve its health-care training offerings for francophone students.
The Ottawa-based school, which is the largest French-speaking college in Ontario that offers health training programs, received the funding as part of a $174.3-million program for French- and English-speaking minority community health initiatives.
"Today's announcement will enable the college to train more health and community services professionals and thus improve access to services in French in our communities," said the college's president, Andree Lortie, in a statement.
The funding is expected to help the college train health-care professionals who can serve French-speaking communities.
La Cite will work with the Consortium national de formation en sante to recruit and train students and professors in the health sector, maintain and improve access to this training, as well as promote research related to health training and health services access in French.
The college is one of the 11 members of the consortium, which represents universities and colleges outside of Quebec that offer studies in French in a variety of health training program.