Region 15 – Laurentides
4Korners Family Resource Centre
The purpose of the 4 Korners Family Resource Center Health Promotion Project is to expand its scope by reaching isolated and vulnerable English Speaking Communities of the Laurentians; this will be done with the intention of reducing chronic disease by offering preventative information, tools and resources.
Through building and strengthening relationships with the recently restructured CISSS des Laurentides, santé publique, existing partners of community organizations, and the English Speaking Communities, 4 Korners will also strive to ensure that the English Speaking Community is included in set priorities that target “Healthy Lifestyle Habits.”
4 Korners plans to provide programming for adults, youth, and caregivers, who are frequently overburdened by their role and often place their needs for healthy lifestyle habits on the “back burner.” 4Korners will promote, disseminate and implement preventative health-related information campaigns (i.e. Quit to Win, 5/30 challenge), information sessions (i.e. videoconference and DVD), and existing programs (PIED, Viactive, Healthy Living 50 +, along with resources from Quebec en Forme).
In addition, monthly lunch and learn information sessions will be offered in two remote communities in the MRC of Argenteuil for the first year followed by an evaluation to determine if the project remains, or is moved to other areas in Argenteuil in the second year. Each session will include an activity, followed by discussion, a healthy lunch and evaluation.
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