Region 6 – Montréal
ACDPN – African Canadian Development and Prevention Network
ACDPN is initiating a series of focus groups to gather and respond to risk factors, program needs and access to health and social services for kids and families in Lachine.
Other activities include:
- Collective Kitchen-style workshops where participants prepare healthier versions of cultural favourites.
- Healthy snacks workshops to introduce healthier snack alternatives for the whole family.
- Annual “Fitness Olympiad” in Lachine where kids participate in sports day and important information is disseminated to parents.
- New! “Parents Group” in Lachine to feature workshops like healthy eating, dental hygiene, mental illness, and women’s health, all thanks to partnerships with local community organizations and the CIUSSS agencies in the neighbourhoods.
- Seniors Summer club: A host of activities for greater vitality, including: Weekly walking club, Seniors Yoga, Seniors Socasize, and healthy snack workshops
- Hip-Hop workshops for kids ages 4-13 years old
CCS will implement Active Play Program, a physical literacy program that gives kids and opportunity to build habits to stay active for life. In both Verdun and LaSalle, activities help parents and soon-to-be parents find fun and engaging ways to ensure their children get the recommended daily amount of physical activity.
- 0-5 activities for babies & toddlers are aimed at the development of fundamental movement skills along with other EHS best practices, while activities for children
- 6-11 activities build on the movement fundamentals to establish more complex skills that can be used to play any number of sports and activities.
- 11 to 15 activities will be more autonomous, yet structured, and include outings that they choose with their supervisor and peers.
In addition, CCS will train youth volunteers and interns (18 to 34) to animate the “Active Play Program” where children and families participate in creative, active and at times thematic play during weekend and off-hours within Lester B. Pearson schools, among others in the Sud-Ouest of Montreal. These programs will be further supported by employability programs and Municipals funds to support the youth action framework.
REISA – Le Réseau de l’Est de l’Ile pour les services en anglais
REISA will be maintaining membership on various committees, as well as focus on:
- Conduct informal focus groups and present findings to the 2 CIUSSS covering the East end, to explore personal and professional support, and other services available.
Seniors and Caregivers
- Promote CHEP DVD sessions to be held at Almage, AMI-Québec tele-health conferences, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging’s annual senior health symposium. Host live CHEP Sessions at Laurier Macdonal CLC. Disseminate and promote print and web Health Passports.
- Present regular health education kiosks in the schools, thanks to Interns from the McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, and a Dietician employed by the Servizi.
In addition, REISA partners with
- the Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC) and the English-Montreal School Board to implement the House of Kings / House of Queens programs in 3-5 high schools, which are designed to help young males and females develop into wholesome role models.
- Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre to support after school programs to youth at risk from schools.
- Consensus Mediation Centre to deliver workshop on “co-parenting and family relations after divorce”.
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