2024 - 2027

Health education and promotion for seniors: A focus on prevention

This initiative supports over 30 English-speaking organizations across the province of Quebec, implementing face-to face and virtual health promotion activities to isolated English-speaking seniors. The main goal is to break down social isolation, increase access to information in English, and increase autonomy and well-being.

What makes the Senior Wellness Initiative (SWI) unique:

Community-led and cost effective

The SWI is an innovative response by community organizations to address a gap in services for seniors. Formal and informal collaborations are sought out and developed with health and social services professionals.

Linguistically & culturally adapted

The SWI is adapted to the regional and local needs and realities of English-speaking seniors. The initiative is flexible, adaptable, inclusive and adopts a broad and multifaceted approach to improving overall health and well-being.

No strict criteria for participation

The SWI is inclusive of all seniors, and includes outreach to vulnerable isolated elderly individuals. There’s no specific criteria for participation.

This initiative is financed by

Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise

What is a Seniors Wellness Centre (SWC)?

Featured Document

SWC Logic Model

SWI Participating Organizations

  • 4Korners

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC)

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Eva Marsden Centre for Social Justice and Aging


  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda


  • North Shore Community Association

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Contactivity Centre

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • Connexions Resource Centre

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