2023 - 2028

Improving access to health & social services for the English-speaking population

The NPI project is what inspired our Community Mobilization Model, which uses a population health promotion approach. This approach encourages local and regional partners, as well as English-speaking communities, to strengthen relationships with health and social service providers and address key health determinants. We also support the NPI’s capacity building efforts by offering leadership development.

The NPI is designed around five core activities:


Building a network table and creating opportunities to share information, identify issues, challenges and solutions such as service improvements.


Participating on advisory and decision-making tables and representing the needs and challenges of the English-speaking community.

Knowledge development

Developing and disseminating evidence-based research such as statistics and priorities, and sharing best practices.


Creating projects in collaboration with health and social service partners, such as a demonstration or pilot project.


Reaching vulnerable and isolated English-speakers, and supporting them in accessing health and social services in English.

NPI Activity Model

This initiative is financed by

Health Canada

What is an NPI?


NPI Participating Organizations

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC)


  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action


  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • North Shore Community Association

  • BGC Dawson

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Eva Marsden Centre for Social Justice and Aging

  • 4Korners

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière