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);
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:
- CLSC Kateri
- CLSC Châteauguay
- CLSC Jardin-du-Québec-Saint-Rémi
- CLSC de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
- CLSC Huntingdon
- 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?
- 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.