Promoting community health and vitality

Assistance and Referral Center Health and Social Services (ARC) is a community-based organization that promotes access to services in English through networking; information and referrals; and supporting the development of community-wide initiatives.

Health starts where we live, learn, work, and play!

Language is an important determinant of health and many studies show that quality communication and mutual understanding are essential components in the provision of health care and social services.


Volunteer needed to locate English language services in the Montérégie

Are you an advocate for English services? Are you a friendly person who likes to do community outreach and who wants to help the community? We are looking for you! We are in the process of creating an online interactive map indicating public…

Tax Information for Seniors

Tis' the season... to file your taxes! Here is a helpful list of some of the benefits, credits and deductions you could be getting, specifically geared towards seniors.
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My Path to Recovery: A guide for people living with mental health challenges

This guide is for people living with mental health challenges. It contains stories, tools and strategies which address problems of people living with these challenges. There is also a list of where to seek mental health resources for the Longueuil…

Want to join our Board of Directors?

Calling all community members, ARC is looking for support from you! Are you interested or know someone who is interested in getting involved in helping promote access to health and social services in English in the Montérégie? We are looking…

ReCharge offered in Saint Lambert

ReCharge is a free workshop series for family caregivers, basically anyone who takes care of a loved one. The next session starts February 21st, 2018 6:oo-9:00 pm at ACCESS Adult Education and Career Training Center in St-Lambert (163 Cleghorn…

Virtual Learning for Seniors: Free Online Video Lectures

ARC is now offering FREE online video lectures on timely health topics in collaboration with the Cummings Centre 50+. These online lecture series can be viewed as a group or in the comfort of your own home. To learn more or to register, please…

Key Legal Information for Caregivers

Sometimes, people close to us need help because of age, illness or a disability. When this happens, we become caregivers. Stepping into this role raises a lot of questions. Can we take time off work to care for someone? Do we have a role…

Access to a family doctor – The Grande Inscription

Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced the opening of the Grande Inscription to facilitate the population’s access to longstanding and new family doctors. Designed to simplify patients’ lives, the Grande…

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