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

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

  • Montérégie West Community Network


  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • North Shore Community Association

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action


  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • Contactivity Centre

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • NDG Senior Citizens’ Council

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • 4Korners

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