Region 8 – Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

Neighbours identifies four areas in which to concentrate its HPP programming:

Healthy Living for Children, Youth and Young Families

  • Host Annual sessions for both young families and youth (in partnership with young Quebecers leading the way 2017), and provide tools and materials pertaining to Healthy Lifestyles.


  • Collaborate with partners (Canadian Cancer Society, CISSSAT) to host sessions annually geared towards seniors’ needs, exercise, healthy living, and Video Conferences (CHEP), and host follow-up sessions to Video Conferences

Mental Health & Caregiver Support

  • Sponsor sessions annually about the importance of “taking a break” for caregivers / Mental Health information Session offered by CISSSAT, and partners Ami-Quebec, Proches Aidents and Portail to help provide information and support.

Chronic Disease

  • Organize an annual Workshop on coping with Common Symptoms of Chronic Diseases

In addition, new this application is the creation of Neighbours Activity & Resource Center. A coordinator is hired to manage operations of Wellness, Prevention and Healthy Living activities delivered by a variety of health care professionals and volunteers.