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New look for our Community Resources for Seniors Webpage!

New look for our Community Resources for Seniors Webpage!

Our Community Resources webpage for seniors has a new look! Make sure to check out our webpage dedicated to seniors where you will find tons of helpful information and resources,

Health and Social Services Users’ Rights Week: Highlighting your Rights

Health and Social Services Users’ Rights Week: Highlighting your Rights

Users’ rights week gives all those who care about the quality of services in Quebec an opportunity to promote the rights of users and recognize the important work carried out by user and in-patient committees.

Health & Social Services

Health & Social Services

Find detailed information about the RAMQ, health care programs and tools, as well as available health care services such as walk-in clinics, the role of the pharmacist, medical services for children 0-17, laboratory tests and STBBI screening and prevention services. Get help navigating the Outaouais’s…

Let’s Uproot Elder Abuse During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Let’s Uproot Elder Abuse During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Every year, June 15th, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which offers us the opportunity to raise awareness and end elder abuse.  The theme for 2022 is: Rights Don’t Get Old.  So make sure to wear purple to honor survivors of elder abuse and raise…

Don’t Just Get Loud, #GetReal About How to Help!

Don’t Just Get Loud, #GetReal About How to Help!

May 2 to 8 is #MentalHealthWeek, and it’s all about empathy!  #Empathy is something that we can all learn. It’s about choosing not to judge.  Seeing the world as others do. Tuning in to each other and actively listening. Understanding someone’s feelings. Empathy has the…

New Program for 4- and 5-Year-Old Kinders: Learning through Play, Names & Sounds of the Alphabet and Targeted Prevention Activities

New Program for 4- and 5-Year-Old Kinders: Learning through Play, Names & Sounds of the Alphabet and Targeted Prevention Activities

Children entering kindergarten this year will follow a new Preschool Program adopted by the Québec government.  Daily activities will continue to revolve around play, but there is now a new focus on learning the names and sounds of the alphabet, as well as the implementation of…

Books to Share with your Child about Starting School

Books to Share with your Child about Starting School

This list of books might help you and your child to talk about that very exciting and even scary first day of school. These stories can help you explain to your child what to expect that first day, answer their questions or concerns and reassure…

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

We welcomed special guest, Erica Ouimet, Developmental Service Worker and professional caregiver to our February 10th virtual Caregivers’ Circle. Erica discussed the common challenges that caregivers face while providing personal care such as toileting and bathing. “It’s important to talk about the awkwardness, to discuss…

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

We welcomed special guest, Erica Ouimet, Developmental Service Worker and professional caregiver to our February 10th virtual Caregivers’ Circle. Erica discussed the common challenges that caregivers face while providing personal care such as toileting and bathing. “It’s important to talk about the awkwardness, to discuss…

Hooked on School Days: A Moment For Them | Feb 14 to 18, 2022

Hooked on School Days: A Moment For Them | Feb 14 to 18, 2022

February can be a tough month for kids in school- it marks the end of the second term, the half-mark for the end of year, and students can often feel like they’ve run out of steam, are sluggish and unmotivated.  Now, at the halfway point,…

This year, Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30-Feb 5) Is All About: Speaking Out.

This year, Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30-Feb 5) Is All About: Speaking Out.

The 32th edition of Suicide Prevention Week focuses on a critical component of prevention: speaking up. To reduce suicide rates, it is important to open up both a one‑on‑one and a collective dialogue on the topic. Since suicide already receives extensive media coverage and features…

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30 – Feb 5) – Resources for Adults

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30 – Feb 5) – Resources for Adults

January 30 to February 5 is Suicide Prevention Week in Québec  under the theme: “Talking about suicide saves lives.” In 2015, 1,128 Quebecers took their own lives (according to the province’s latest data from the Institut national de santé publique). This is 3 suicides per…

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (January 30 – February 5) – Resources for Youth

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (January 30 – February 5) – Resources for Youth

January 30 to February 5 is Suicide Prevention Week in Québec  under the theme: “Talking about suicide saves lives.” The tragedy of a young person dying because of overwhelming hopelessness or frustration is devastating to family, friends, and community. Parents, siblings, classmates, coaches, and neighbors…

#YouAsked: “I’ve Been Having a Really Difficult Time Coping with my Anxiety During this COVID-19 Pandemic. What Can I Do to Help Alleviate the Extra Stress?”

#YouAsked: “I’ve Been Having a Really Difficult Time Coping with my Anxiety During this COVID-19 Pandemic. What Can I Do to Help Alleviate the Extra Stress?”

Remember, it’s ok to not be ok. Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worry can be tough to contain, especially if your usual coping skills are being affected by this virus. And taking care of your mental health is just as important now even when the…