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.

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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…

ReCharge Now in 2 Locations

ReCharge is a dynamic and informative 6-week course designed by caregivers for caregivers and offers tools, resources, and techniques for keeping your loved one at home.  ReCharge is open to all natural caregivers and it kicks off in two locations…

Consider Your Health

The most important things you need to know about your health may not be as obvious as you think.  A community’s prosperity can be increased by improving health and wellness. Business, education, healthcare, government and community stakeholders…

A Year in Review 2016-2017

If you didn't have the chance to stop by our AGM in June, take a look at some of the highlights from 2016-2017. Happy reading!

Centres d’assistance et d’accompagnement aux plaintes

CAAP (Centre d’assistance et d’accompagnement aux plaintes) aims to help people understand and resolve issues before they become complaints. This document lists all of the CAAP offices in the province. ARC has been in conversation…
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Programs and Services for Seniors in Québec

The Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Québec, created by the Québec government, contains information on the different programs and services for seniors, offered by government departments and agencies. This publication is available…

CROP Survey on Community Vitality: Findings on English‐speaking Community Vitality across Key Sectors

CROP Survey on Community Vitality: Findings on English‐speaking Community Vitality across Key Sectors Prepared by the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN)  

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