In May 2009, the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario) released Special Report on French Language Health Services Planning in Ontario. Various recommendations were made, including the creation of organizations dedicated to the integration of Francophones. In January 2010, the provincial government responded favourably by adopting the Regulation respecting the engagement with the Francophone community under the section 16 of the 2006 Act  pertaining to the integration of the local health system (LHINs).

Endowed with provisional administration during the fall of 2010, Entité 3 was officially founded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on March 3, 2011. It became one of the six French Language Health Planning Entities.

Recent developments

The Ontario government decided in 2019 to build a connected public healthcare system to improve the lives of patients and caregivers, and to strengthen local services. Ontario is therefore amalgamating provincial health organizations and specialized provincial programs to make them more efficient and synergistic by creating the agency Ontario Health. The Ontario Health Teams introduced to provide local communities with a new way of organizing and delivering care, will report to this agency. The Entities will report to Ontario Health.
Read more about the legal bases introducing these changes.

Vision, Mission, values, mandate and objectives
Find detailed information about our vision, mission, values, mandate and objectives.

Strategic Plan
Consult Entité 3’s Strategic Plan.

Regions served | Catchment Areas
Read about the regions serviced by Entité 3.