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Announcing Leadership Change

The Assistance and Referral Centre for Health and Social Services (ARC) is a resourceful and resilient non-profit community organization with strong positive impact that is undergoing a transition right now as Colin J. Coole, ARC’s Founder…
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Networking, connecting and getting healthy on the South Shore!

Laughter is the Food of Life, the 3rd annual Health Promotion Fair took place on October 29th in Brossard with 45 kiosks featuring interactive workshops, exhibits, and health related demonstrations. The diversity of kiosks is part of what makes…
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Laughter is the Food of Life

3rd Annual Health Promotion Fair! Saturday, October 29, 2016   9:00 am to 4:00 pm Centre socioculturel de Brossard 7905 avenue San-Francisco Brossard (right next to the Brossard City Hall and Bibliothèque de Brossard Georgette-Lepage) You…
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Interviews with Caregivers: Sue Buckingham

How long have you been a caregiver for your mom, and what does it involve (time-wise, commitment-wise, task-wise)? My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in ­­­­2006. I have cared for her for the last 4 years. For 2 years she lived…
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Quebec gives $50 million to seniors and disabled for home health care

Seniors and disabled people who require care at home just got a boost from the Quebec government. Quebec is giving individual health agencies control over $50 million for people getting medical care at home. That means more money going to…
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AMI Quebec: helpful info for the summer & beyond

AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. They help family caregivers cope with mental illness in a loved one. Family includes those in the circle…
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Support group for women: Rebuilding your self-esteem

6 sessions for women who are victims of domestic violence, or for any women facing life challenges or difficulties within their relationships. Sessions will run on a weekly basis for 2 hours. Next group will be offered, starting: Thursday March…
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Request for Proposal: ARC Project Coordinator

ARC is looking for a project coordinator to take the lead on some key projects over the next few months. Please see the Request for Proposal for more information. Deadline to apply: September 30, 2016.
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Patient complaints at MUHC on the rise since superhospital opening

Complaints from patients rose by 3.5 per cent in the year since the new McGill University Health Centre superhospital opened, the MUHC reported Tuesday night. It was the biggest increase in patient complaints in three years. The MUHC reported…
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ARC and CAAP Monteregie: important relationship-building

Not everyone knows how to make a complaint in the health system. It can be a tricky and delicate situation, but doing it can be key to maintaining and demanding quality and equity in our health services. CAAP (Centre d’assistance et…