Diapo1Community Retention Program: Training and Retention of Health Professionals Objectives Provide training and retention initiatives so that health and social services professionals have opportunities to improve their ability to provide services in English Meet the needs of the English-speaking population of Quebec by speaking to them in their Mother-tongue. Promote research and information sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to health and social services access for English-speaking Quebecers. Promote research and information sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to health and social services access for English-speaking Quebecers. Current challenges Shortage of health and social services professionals in the region Migration of health and social services professionals to Ontario and the United States Limited access to certain health and social services in English due to language barriers Diapo1 TOGETHER WE CAN Promote the areas of collaboration with youth integration and employment organizations Demonstrate the benefits of living and working on the South Shore (conduct outreach and awareness in schools) Develop strategies and resources that will lead towards the recruitment and the retention of health and social service professionals on the Monteregie region. (internship and summer job opportunities) ARC plans to Inform Students of current careers in demand on the South Shore Educate Through networking opportunities (Meet & Greet), sharing educational videos and teaching career workshops "What career is right for you?" Inspire Help students and graduates find internship and summer job opportunities Video Capsules Stay tuned! We will be posting video capsules of interviews with health professionals here. Contact us if you would like to receive information about Health & Social Service job offers (514) 743-8058 firstname.lastname@example.org ARC Initiative: Community Retention Program This initiative is being carried out thanks to the funding from Health Canada through the McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project.