Connexions Resource Centre - Satellite Offices
Visits by appointment only
Shawville: 530, rue Main, Shawville, Qc, J0X 2Y0
Wakefield: 721, chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
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Building a strong, inclusive & healthy English-speaking community

As an active, non-profit organization, Connexions has played a vital role in the development of community life for over a decade by partnering with public institutions, community organizations and various groups in the area.

Our mission: to promote the health, social wellbeing, and vitality of the English-speaking community within the Outaouais.

Explore how we can help you!

Youth Mental Health Influencer - Internship Initiative

Nikola talks to us about mindfulness and its many benefits on our mental health.

What we do.

We help you—

—find public & community services

Our Connexions team can help you find information in English and can also refer you to the appropriate services within your community such as health & social services, legal information, and employment.  We can also help you connect with community organizations within the region who offer supports while you wait for public services.   

Need help?  Connect by calling 819-557-0615 or emailing .

What we do.

We Offer you—

Events for Families, Youth & Professionals

Itsy Bitsy Tots Playgroup, parenting webinars, support groups for families with disabilities, men's mental wellbeing activities, and more!

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Activities for
the 55+ Community

Virtual and in-person activities, including yoga & dance classes, legal information sessions, Jog your Mind workshops, walk & talks, and more!

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Support Groups for Caregivers of Seniors

In-person support groups for individuals who care for a senior loved one who is 50+, as well as information sessions on various caregiving topics.

Check-out our Main Calendar for All Events

View all of our activities on our main Calendar of Events where we've included events for families, seniors and caregivers of seniors.

—a wide range of activities & events

Find a slew of free activities including information sessions, support groups, fun classes to get you moving, and more! 

Looking to join us for an activity?  We require registration to ensure we have enough space, materials and refreshments for participants.

Registered, but unable to attend? Please let us know.  Call us at 819-557-0615 or email us at so we can open-up a spot for someone else.

Take note!  Some of our events have limited spots and are only promoted in our Newsletter(s).  Support our non-profit & stay in the loop.  Become a Connexions member!

What we do.

We Link You—

—to public institutions and community health & social services organizations

We actively support research and awareness on the needs of the Outaouais community; promote access to health & social services through our partnerships and representation; and deliver programming specifically geared towards you and your loved ones.

Click on any of the pics to find out about our programming and initiatives, as well as available services and resources within your community.

What we do.

We Keep You—

—informed on the latest news in your community

Delve into our web articles or better yet, get our news stories delivered directly to your inbox!  Support our non-profit & stay in the loop by becoming a Connexions member.

Upcoming Events!

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All About Tax Benefits & Credits with the CRA | 55+ Community

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Portage-du-Fort Community Focus Group

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Mental Health & Wellness Check In

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Des Collines Senior Services

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Roadmap to Services: Psychoeducator from CISSS de l’Outaouais (Public Health)

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Cantley Community Focus Group

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Cell Phone Security & Internet Research | Buckingham | 55+ Community

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Upper Pontiac Community Focus Group

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Coffee Chat for Caregivers

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Val-des-Monts Community Focus Group

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Gentle Stretching for Strength, Balance & Flexibility | Virtual | 55+ Community

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Thinking about supports and services…What can the CLSC offer to help me maintain my independence as I age?-SHARP Webinar | 55+ Community

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Coffee Chat for Caregivers

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All About Tax Benefits & Credits with the CRA | For Families

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Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Workshop | In-Person | Aylmer

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Wills | 55+ Community

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Detailed List:

Wills | 55+ Community

St-Paul's Church 530, rue Main, Shawville, Quebec, Canada

Join us on Wednesday, February 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for an information session on Wills in Shawville. Learn the importance of having and updating your Will. Making informed decisions and putting your testamentary documents in order will give you peace of mind

Free

Man Talk | Men’s Support Group

Aylmer Food Bank 67 rue du Couvent, Gatineau, Quebec

Join us in-person on Thursday, February 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for our peer support group for men, Man Talk. Join us at our Man Talk peer support Group, a safe and confidential space for men. Here, you can openly talk about personal challenges

RSVP Now Free 4 spots left

Jog Your Mind Aylmer | In-person | 55+ Community

St Mark's Church - Downstairs Hall 160 Principale St, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Join us in-person on Tuesday, March 5 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am for our Jog Your Mind activity in Aylmer! Let’s stimulate our memory, our observations and sense of analysis in a relaxed workshop where pleasure is at the heart of this experience. Share experiences

RSVP Now Free 10 spots left
Event Series Café rencontre

Café-rencontre – Groupe pour personne proche-aidante

Centre d'action bénévole Accès 67 rue Principale, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Le groupe pour proches aidant(es) s’efforce d’atténuer le stress lié à la prestation de soins en se concentrant sur le bien-être de la personne proche-aidante. Rejoignez-nous en personne tous les deux les mercredis; le 24 janvier, le 7 et 21 février, le 6 et 20 mars de

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How to Diminish the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease | Wakefield | 55+ Community

Centre Wakefield La Pêche 38 Chem. de-la-Vallée de Wakefield, Wakefield, Québec, Canada

Join us in-person on Wednesday, March 06 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for a presentation from the Outaouais Alzheimer Society and learn how to diminish your risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease. This presentation will enable participants to learn more about neurocognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's

RSVP Now Free 27 spots left
Event Series Coffee Chat

Coffee Chat for Caregivers

Centre d'action bénévole Accès 67 rue Principale, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Connexions' Caregivers Group works to address the stresses of caregiving by focusing on the caregiver's well-being. This activity gives caregivers support for the emotional and physical demands of caring for a senior relative or friend. We understand that care giving, even when given with love

RSVP Now Free 8 spots left

Jog Your Mind Buckingham | In-person | 55+ Community

Le Centre Action Générations des Ainés (CAGA) 390 Buckingham Avenue, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Join us in-person on Monday, March 11 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for our Jog Your Mind activity in Buckingham! Let’s stimulate our memory, our observations and sense of analysis in a relaxed workshop where pleasure is at the heart of this experience. Share experiences and

RSVP Now Free 20 spots left

Towards a Better Understanding: 2SLGBTQIA+ | Virtual | All Community Members

Virtual Event - Zoom Webinar
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Join us virtually on Tuesday, March 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a community workshop presented by the Coalition des familles LGBT+ and deepen your understanding of sexual and gender diversity. This interactive session will navigate through key themes including the complexities of

Event Series Gentle Stretching (Winter 2024)

Gentle Stretching for Strength, Balance & Flexibility | Virtual | 55+ Community

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The practice of gentle movements and stretching makes day-to-day life feel easier, helps calm our body and mind, and improves our overall health and well-being. A moving body is a healthier body, and this helps prevent injuries, boost our immune system, release stress, and improve

Event Series Yoga in Aylmer (Winter 2024)

Yoga in Aylmer | 55+ Community

St Mark's Church - Downstairs Hall 160 Principale St, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Yoga for seniors can be so relaxing, it helps reduce anxiety, lowering your heart rate, blood pressure, and helping you breathe easier. Many other physical benefits from practicing yoga will enhance better stability and balance, greater flexibility, just to name a few. Join us in-person on Tuesdays,

RSVP Now Free 26 spots left