Community organizations - CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest

Our community organizations

Community organizations are invaluable partners in the health and social services network. There are over 350 organizations in the Montérégie region that offer a wide range of preventive and curative services, as an alternative to the private and public networks. They provide assistance and support, housing, awareness-raising, promotion and advocacy services in several different areas:

  • home care for seniors;
  • social reintegration of psychiatric or psychosocial care recipients;
  • reduction of poverty and discrimination;
  • interventions related to mental health, violence, intellectual and physical disabilities, and physical health;
  • interventions related to addiction problems, at-risk youth, and specific populations (underprivileged, cultural communities, LGBTQ, STI-HIV-AIDS);
  • etc.

Our community organizers 

Our community organizers, who specialize in improving the health and well-being of the population, can provide the following services: 

  • assessments of living environments;
  • identification of problems and social issues;
  • support for community organizations;
  • assistance with managing individuals and living environments;
  • assistance with partnership development;
  • contribution to community building;
  • social rights advocacy.

How can I meet with a community organizer? 

  • Do you want to start a non-profit organization or a support group?
  • Do you need help resolving a problem in your organization?
  • Do you belong to a group that’s facing a challenging social situation or that wants to make a contribution to their community?

Our community organizers specialize in improving the health and well‑being of the population; you can contact them at the following facilities: 

  1. CLSC Kateri 
  2. CLSC Châteauguay
  3. CLSC Jardin-du-Québec-Saint-Rémi
  4. CLSC de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
  5. CLSC Huntingdon 
  6. CLSC et Centre de services ambulatoires de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

What are the objectives of the community organization? 

  • To address the issues and needs of the community.
  • To follow through on the network’s accountability to the population by targeting the social determinants of health and well-being, by reducing social and health inequalities, and by offering uninterrupted and democratic access to public services jointly with local organizations.

What are the guiding principles of a community organization?

Four principles:

  • Take a holistic approach to social and health problems;
  • Identify collective solutions that involve people and communities;
  • Recognize the local community’s potential for change in line with its needs;
  • Achieve social transformation through increased citizen participation.