Two New Players

The Assistance and Referral Centre for Health and Social Services (ARC) is pleased to announce that two new team players have joined the team. Loralie Bromby joins the ARC team as a Project Coordinator. She has been working in the community…

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…

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…

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…

Do you provide unpaid care for a loved one?

Are you a family member or friend who provides unpaid care for a loved one living with a disability, illness, or aging? More and more of our community members are taking care of a family member, a friend, or a neighbor as a natural caregiver.…

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…

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…

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…