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!

Connexions: Empowering the English-Speaking Community of the Outaouais.

Discover how Connexions is making a difference!  Through our information & referral services, fun activities, and collaborative community work, we build vital bridges that enhance the English-speaking community.

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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Memory Clinic – Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment | Aylmer | 55+ Community

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Foot Care Session | Buckingham | 55+ Community

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

Join us in-person on Monday, May 27 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am to learn how important footcare is to your health with our special guest, Kathy Kelly, RPN/footcare nurse. Learn all about the following: How often you need to replace your shoes and choosing the proper

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Foot Care Session | Wakefield | 55+ Community

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

Join us in-person on Wednesday, May 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm to learn how important footcare is to your health with our special guest, Kathy Kelly, RPN/footcare nurse. Learn all about the following: How often you need to replace your shoes and choosing the

RSVP Now Free 19 spots left

Man Talk

Aylmer Legion 59 rue Bancroft, Gatineau (Aylmer), Québec, Canada

Join us in-person on Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for Man Talk. Free Entry | Limited Spots – Reserve Now! Join us for Man Talk, an event where men can meet up, chat, and share their thoughts in a relaxed setting.

RSVP Now Free 15 spots left

Mental Health & Wellness Check In

Book a Phone Call

Please note this is an on-going service offered year-round for residents of the Outaouais region (Québec).  Feeling lonely, mentally drained or stressed?  Need a listening ear and compassionate heart? Connexions now provides Mental Health & Wellness Check-Ins! Contact us  and we will reach out to

First Aid Workshop | Buckingham | 55+ Community

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

Join us in-person on Monday, June 3 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for a hands-on first aid presentation by McGill University's MedCCO (MSS Médecins pour le coeur Campus Outaouais) where you will learn about assisting someone who is choking and how to use a defibrillator. Refreshments will

RSVP Now Free 19 spots left
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

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Summer Cooling Scarf | Shawville | 55+ Community

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

 Summer is just around the corner, keeping cool during the hot and humid weather will be important! Join us in-person on Thursday, June 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for our Summer Cooling Scarf activity in Shawville! Let’s get together to do some easy hand sewing, work our dexterity,

RSVP Now Free 18 spots left

How To Diminish The Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease | Buckingham | 55+ Community

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

Join us in-person on Monday, June 10 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am 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 disease, what are the risk

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Walk & Talk | Aylmer | 55+ Community

Symmes Inn Museum 1 rue Front, Gatineau, Québec, Canada

Join us in-person on Tuesday, June 11 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for our Walk & Talk activity in Aylmer where we will visit the Symmes Inn Museum (30 minutes) followed by a historical walking visit down Principale Street (45 minutes). Bring your spouse, family member,

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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