2021 - 2023

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 of these centres is to break down social isolation, increase access to information in English, and increase autonomy and well-being.

What makes a SWC unique:

Community-led and cost effective

SWCs are 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

SWCs are adapted to the regional and local needs and realities of English-speaking seniors. They’re flexible, adaptable, inclusive and adopt a broad and multifaceted approach to improving overall health and well-being.

No strict criteria for participation

SWCs are inclusive of all seniors, and include 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

Featured Document

SWC Logic Model

SWC Participating Organizations

  • North Shore Community Association

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • 4Korners


  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • NDG Senior Citizens’ Council

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now


  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Contactivity Centre

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • Connexions Resource Centre

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