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Health and Wellness News

Maude Arseneau
Health and
Wellness Liaison Agent

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CAMI’S HEALTH & WELLNESS LIAISON AGENT?

The Health & Wellness Liaison Agent contributes to CAMI’s success by working with the community
and its partners, in order to facilitate access to Health and Social services in English.

These are a few main aspects of her work:

  • work in collaboration with partners to build a strong understanding of the public health system
  • support community members by helping them navigate the health system
  • act as a link between the public health system and community members when required
  • organize or collaborate with professionals to carry health education activities, according to CAMI’s action plan
  • work with health professionals to develop and produce information tools in English
  • establish strong links with members of the English-speaking community as well as with local, regional and provincial health and social service providers
  • represent and advocate for the English-speaking community of the Islands when required, on topics, committees or tables regarding health and social services

The Health & Wellness Liaison Agent can also help you with the following:

  • finding information related to health & wellness
  • organizing a medical trip
  • communicating with healthcare professionals, the CISSS or with community organizations
  • getting access to general or specific health services or community organizations
  • accessing workshops & health educational activities

Maude has been working very hard since her hiring, to improve access to health and social services in English through the following activities:

  • The Maison de la Famille l’Embellie welcomes English speaking families registration forms and schedules were translated into English
  • Every week, L’Embellie’s schedule is also available in English on the Bright Beginnings Facebook page
  • English promotion of the L’Équipée Santé, the fundraiser of the Fondation Santé de l’Archipel, was made along with a team of young volunteers and community members collected the donation envelopes in Old Harry, East Cape and Grosse-Île
  • A Suicide Prevention Training was organized in partnership with the CISSS and Grosse-Ile School; Gatekeepers (for suicide prevention) are now present in the English-speaking community.
  • The 0 to 4 year old age group of English-speaking children have access to a free circus class. This was made possible by the partnership with the Grosse-Ile School and the Circus School of the Islands within their “Cirque pour tous” program. 9 children and their parents participated in these fun workshops which helps in the development of motor skills and improves self-esteem. After the holidays, youth & seniors will also benefit from free circus classes. Stay tuned!
  • Content of the CALACS’s L’Espoir des Îles Consent Awareness and Date Rape Drug Prevention Workshop was adapted in English. Their English-speaking resource person offered this activity to 17 high school students.
  • CAMI launched its Senior’s Wellness Centres in December. The seniors participated in cognitive games, a fall prevention activity and enjoyed Christmas music and a light lunch. Seniors Wellness Centers will be a once-a-month event, don’t miss out on all the fun!
  • Community members have received support accessing social services, booked a flu shot appointment and had access to a translator during various meetings.
  • Other collaborations: the CISSS, as well as many committees, consultative tables and organizations were met; collaborations are progressing well, with organizations such as Hommes & Gars, L’Accalmie, Carrefour Unité, Les Petits Cuistots, etc. Stay tuned for more information !

To contact CAMI’s Health & Wellness Liaison Agent
Maude Arseneau
418-985-2116 ext. #4, 418-937-9640,
maude@micami.ca or use Facebook messenger
Messages will be answered during CAMI’s regular office hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.