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Characterizing the Francophone Population in Greater Saint John

Category(s): Population Dynamics and Immigration
Status: Active
Principal: Ted McDonald
Project Number: P0082
Year Approved: 2022

Project Description

This project uses administrative data to characterize the Francophone population of Greater Saint John (GSJ), including demographic, social, health and geographic parameters. A particular focus of the project is on the health service use of this population and the potential demand for health services in French, including the extent to which primary care health services in French are being provided by the Medisanté Saint John Health Clinic. Specific measures of interest include the health status, physician visits, hospital visits, social services receipt, household composition and neighborhood socioeconomic profile of residents. We compare these measures for the Francophone GSJ population to the Anglophone population of GSJ and the Francophone population of Moncton, another large NB city with a significant Francophone population. We undertake this work using alternative indicators of Francophone status as a proxy for possible interest in obtaining health services in French.