OTTAWA – July 4, 2014 – During the Annual General Meeting of the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) held on June 25, 2014 at the University of Ottawa, Angela Gallant, student in the Resident Care Worker program at Collège de l'Île, was presented with a $1,000 award of excellence and a certificate of recognition from Health Canada.

The CNFS presented awards of excellence to fifteen students who had attended healthcare and social services programs among its membership of eleven postsecondary institutions. These students were recognized both for their exemplary academic performance and for their significant involvement in their respective communities.

Angela Gallant, a graduate of the Resident Care Worker program, is originally from New Brunswick, but has lived on Prince Edward Island for 27 years. In June 2013, Angela accepted a new challenge, that of caregiver for a man suffering from Parkinson's disease dementia. Recognizing her extraordinary talent, her supervisor encouraged her to further her education in the field. Angela is conscientious, creative and sensitive to the patient's ever-changing needs and behaviours. She is a caregiver who deals with others with humanity in a therapeutic relationship. She is now capable of providing healthcare services in French to Islanders and visitors alike.

The next intake for the Resident Care Worker program begins in October 2014. The program is available both full-time or part-time. To obtain more details on the program or to register, contact Christine Arsenault at (902) 854-3010, extension 241, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or consult www.collegedelile.ca.

The CNFS is a Canada-wide group of eleven postsecondary training institutions that deliver French-language programs in various health and social services disciplines and six regional partners that support and facilitate access to these training programs. The CNFS also has a National Secretariat in Ottawa that plays an important leadership and coordination role. CNFS programs and initiatives are funded by Health Canada under the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities.

Collège de l'Île is the only French language post-secondary institution in Prince Edward Island. With three training centers, in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs and customized training with a focus on the labor market training. It provides a stimulating learning environment that makes use of the latest technology while paying special attention to students.

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Colette Aucoin
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