Projects and Programs

Papineau access to services

The Papineau Health and Social Services Network (PHSSN) helps English-speaking residents access health and social services in the Vallée-de-la-Lièvre and Petite-Nation territories.

The Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI)

This initiative helps ensure the vitality of Quebec’s minority English-speaking communities by maintaining and improving their access to the full range of provincial health and social services. Connexions is one of 18 community-based networks working in cooperation and partnership with the public health sector. Funded by Health Canada, the NPI program is managed by the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN).

Community Health Promotion Project (CHPP)

This project supports community groups who engage with regional health and social services to increase English-speaking community access to public health and disease-prevention activities and programs. These often provide information for specific clientele, such as seniors and persons with loss of autonomy, youth and families, or people with mental health or addiction problems. (Funded by Health Canada.)

Community Health Education Program (CHEP)

This program delivers community-based learning about health and social services to rural and remote English-speaking communities through videoconferencing and DVD distribution. <more>

School Readiness Kit

Connexions has collaborated with the Western Quebec School Board and the Early Childhood Education program of CEGEP Heritage College to produce a School Readiness Kit for parents of children 0-5 years of age. These resources help regional English-speaking families prepare their children for the transition from home or daycare to school. The kit offers parenting skills for establishing new routines and healthy lifestyles, early literacy and numeracy activities, and information for accessing related health and community services. The kits are distributed during kindergarten open-houses at targeted schools of the WQSB and through the CLSCs in Gatineau. Funding for this initiative was provided by the regional Persévérance scolaire (CAPS) fund.