• Touching Base Sharing Tools!
Oct 01, 2015

 Wendake, October 1, 2015 – The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) and Avenir d’enfants are pleased to announce that a very first regional meeting of the project coordinators in the First Nations communities will be held. Indeed, next October 7 and 8, based on the theme TOUCHING BASE, SHARING TOOLS, the coordinators of the 15 projects, while supported by the FNQLHSSC and Avenir d'enfants, will share their expertise, participate in discussions and hone their skills. "In addition to benefitting from an excellent opportunity for networking, the participants will attend lectures and workshops on many topics that they themselves have determined (such as sustainability and accountability)," reported the event's organizers.

 

Moreover, the project coordinators, who come from different areas of intervention in the communities, will be able to take advantage of the opportunity provided by this first meeting to highlight their successes and share their best practices.

 

"Since 2012, in collaboration with Avenir d’enfants, the FNQLHSSC has supported the First Nations community leaders in their endeavours to rally around projects that are focused on First Nations children and their families," added those responsible for partnerships with the Aboriginal Nations. The two organizations are combining their efforts with the knowledge of the Aboriginal communities in order to promote the development of children ages 0 to 5.

 

TOUCHING BASE, SHARING TOOLS will be a wonderful opportunity to get together, but especially a chance to consolidate everyone's work for the benefit of our precious children.

 

About the FNQLHSSC

 

The FNQLHSSC’s mission is to promote and monitor the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of First Nations and Inuit people, families and communities while improving access to comprehensive and culturally-sensitive health and social services programs designed by First Nations organizations that are recognized and sanctioned by local authorities, all the while respecting their respective cultures and local autonomy. The FNQLHSSC also assists communities that so desire, to set up, develop and promote global health and social services and programs that are adapted and conceived by First Nations organizations.

 

About

Avenir d’enfants

 

Avenir d'enfants is a non-profit organization (NPO) resulting from a partnership between the Quebec government and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation. It administers and distributes the contributions of these two partners which aim to promote the overall development of children ages 5 and under living in poverty. So that each child has every chance to have a good start in life and be ready to successfully undertake their academic journey, Avenir d'enfants provides financial support and assistance to local communities and project promoters relating to the transfer of knowledge.

 

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Sources:

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
Health and Social Services Commissions

Chantal Cleary, Communications Officer 
Office: 418-842-1540 chantal.cleary@cssspnql.com

 

 

Avenir d’enfants

Catherine Chouinard
Director, promotion and communication

Office: 514-526-2187, ext. 5208
Cell.: 514-883-5201 chouinardc@avenirdenfants.org