REISA Young Family Focus Group in Saint-Laurent

REISA, The East Island Network for English Language Services, is hosting a Focus Group with English-speaking families who live in Saint-Laurent to learn more about the issues and challenges that you may encounter when accessing health and social services in English. The Focus Group will take place before the end of March 2023. Please respond to this attached Google form so that the Focus Group can be scheduled to meet the needs of as many people as possible. If you have any questions regarding the discussion group, please contact or call 514-955-8370 ext. 2331. To fill out the google form click on the below:

AMI-Quebec Free Counselling for Families

AMI-Quebec provides free counselling for families who have a loved one living with mental illness.
From the AMI-Quebec website: “Do you have a relative or friend suffering from mental illness? Are you burdened with worry, confusion and anger? AMI-Quebec can help. We offer FREE support and information to help you navigate through difficult times and find ways to improve your situation. Sometimes a support group is the right venue to share your experience and get support; at other times a specific workshop can help. Yet there may be times when individual attention in a counselling setting could be best.”
Click on the link below to access information about AMI-Quebec and the services offered:

Job Fair RDP-PAT

Interested in learning more about different employment opportunities in Montreal? On Saturday March 25th from 10 AM to 4 PM join the Youth Employment Services and the library of Rivière-des-Prairies for a career fair! The career fair offers opportunities for youth, students, people in the process of career orientation or reorientation as well as any other person who wishes to find a job close to home. REISA will be attending along with other employer booths and free CV printing will be available. The CNESST will also hold a conference on labour rights.
To prepare for the event, the Youth Employment Services of Rivière-des-Prairies will also offer free workshops for creating a CV. Registration is required to participate in the workshops. 
The Career fair will be held at the library of Rivière-des-Prairies located at 9001, boulevard Perras, Montréal (Québec) H1E 3J7.
Click on the link below for more information:

CHSSN Eating Well for Preventing and Living with Diabetes

Join REISA on the morning of Wednesday March 15th for another great virtual Community Health Education Program session! Learn about the effects of diabetes on your body, the small changes you can make to reduce your risk, and the basic but essential knowledge and skills you need to know about healthy eating for type 2 diabetes. Have all your questions answered by special guest expert Elena Zhao, a registered dietitian in Quebec and a member of the Dietitians of Canada.
💬To register for this session, email

Centre Génération Emploi: 10 Week Job Seeking & Preparation Workshop

Centre Génération Emploi (CGE) is offering a free 10 week workshop in job seeking and job preparation! This program is available in both English and French. If you are interested in taking part: please refer to the content and the criteria for the workshops below, and call CGE at 514-948-0000.


Walk the Talk!: Social Communication Virtual Info Session, February 10th 2022

Walk the Talk: learn the basics of social communication and how to foster communication development in young children o-to-5!

REISA – in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre Mosaïque de Québec, and the CHSSN – is excited to invite you to a virtual information session on Thursday February 10th 2022, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Register at this link!

More and more, we are hearing people talk about social communication development.
It is still a concept that seems theoretical and difficult to understand. However, Social Communication is the glue that holds together many of the aspects of daily communication.

In this session we will break down:
– The definition of social communication
– The differences between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Communication
– The expected milestones from 0-5 years of age
– The impact of difficulties on various spheres of learning
– Concrete and fun strategies for supporting the development of social
communication abilities in your children

Register here!

If you have previously registered and cannot access the meeting, click here to join!

Hochelaga: Member of Parliament English Newsletter (January 2022)

Click below to read the English version of the January 2022 newsletter from Hochelega Member of Parliament Soraya Martinez Ferrada to her constituents in Eastern Montreal. 

Download (PDF, 2.47MB)

Community Health Education Session: Decluttering for Your Health

Join us on the morning of Wednesday January 19th – along with English-speaking seniors across Quebec – for the first CHEP (Community Health Education Program) virtual session of the year! This presentation by Kathleen Murphy (professional organising consultant) will cover what you need to know about chronic disorganization, downsizing, and hoarding. She will also share definitions and misconceptions and real-life stories to show approaches and processes that lead to successful results.

Click the image above to register for this session, or email for assistance!

CHSSN Youth Pulse Check Survey

Are you an English-speaking young adult between 18 – 29 living in Quebec?
We want to hear from you!

Take our Youth Pulse Check Survey and help us to better understand the challenges youth are facing and whether you are getting the help that you need. All submissions are anonymous and will improve access to mental health services in Quebec.
For every submission, CHSSN will donate $1 to the Kids Help Phone, up to $500.

Click the image above or visit this link to share your voice:

Do you need immediate help? If so, please call 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868 to reach a crisis responder. If you identify as Indigenous, you can ask to be connected with a First Nations, Inuk or Métis crisis responder if one is available.

AMI-Quebec Winter 2021/2022 Calendar