Women

Crisis & Non-Crisis Lines

If you are in crisis or have suicidal thoughts, please call: 911 or go to a hospital emergency room. Suicide prevention line at 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553). Canada Suicide Prevention Service 24-Hour Crisis Line: Available 24/7 at 1-833-456-456, or text 45645 (4PM – 12AM EST) Info-Social at 811, press option 2 to speak with a social worker…

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,

Mental Health & Wellness Check-In

Mental Health & Wellness Check-In

Feeling lonely, mentally drained or stressed? Need a listening ear and compassionate heart? Connexions is providing Mental Health & Wellness Check-Ins by our new Mental Health Project Coordinator. Register now!

Info-Santé + Info-Social + GAP: Confidential Telephone Consultations

Info-Santé + Info-Social + GAP: Confidential Telephone Consultations

Info-Santé, option #1, and Info-Social, option #2, offer free telephone consultation services. New service! The Primary Care Access Point (GAP) helps people without a family doctor to obtain a medical consultation or a health service.

Stay on Top of What’s New in your Community | Become a Member

Stay on Top of What’s New in your Community | Become a Member

Support our efforts to serve and promote the health, well-being and vitality of the English-speaking population of the Outaouais!  Perks of Membership?  Stay on top of what’s new in your community and find out about upcoming community events via our newsletter and special event notices.  Learn…

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…

Increase in “Grandparent Scam” Cases in the Outaouais | SPVG News Release

Increase in “Grandparent Scam” Cases in the Outaouais | SPVG News Release

Gatineau, May 26, 2022. – The Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) would like to warn the public about a scheme that appears to be spreading within its territory, known as “grandparent scam”. Quick facts Between May 11 and 25, 2022, the…

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…

55+ Community

55+ Community

Check-out what’s upcoming! We’ve got virtual & in-person activities this fall.

List of Resources for Women Looking for Help | International Women’s Day

List of Resources for Women Looking for Help | International Women’s Day

We’ve put together a list of resources specific to women.  These include non-crisis and crisis supports, shelters for women, support groups, resources for immigrant women and special awareness celebrations dedicated to women.  

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…

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…

What vision care is covered by the Québec Health Insurance Plan?

What vision care is covered by the Québec Health Insurance Plan?

The Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) pays the cost of certain services provided by optometrists.   ▶ Services covered for all: In the event of a sudden eye problem such as conjunctivitis or inflammation of the eyelid, or where there is a foreign…