The Adaptation program was designed to enhance the vitality of English-speaking minority communities for health and social services in the province of Quebec through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities. This initiative is being undertaken in partnership with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (MSSS). REISA receiveed project funding from Region 6: Improving access to services in English in Montreal.

Objectives for the Adaptation Initiative 2014-2018:

  1. Identifying potential ways of improving access to services in English, especially at the frontline level
  2. Assessing the impact of initiatives aimed at increasing access to services in English.
  3. Helping improve the organization of programs and services to enhance language access to services for the English-speaking population.
  4. Helping make information and communication documents accessible to the English-speaking population in connection with programs and services.
  5. Helping keep the English-speaking population better informed of access to services in English and to the programs and services intended for them.
  6. Adaptation and development of training tools intended for the English-speaking clientele and for those working with this clientele

Liaison Pilot Project

Local Parterships

The Foster Addiction Rehabilitation Centre is a public centre of the CIUSSS de la Montérégie-Ouest providing addiction rehabilitation and social reintegration services to the English-speaking population of the greater Montreal region. Foster provides rehabilitation services to both adults aged 18 and over and youth aged 12-17 dealing with substance abuse, gambling problems and cyber addiction. Evaluations and out patient services are now available to clients in the east end of Montreal at the CLSC of Saint-Leonard.

For an evaluation call 514-486- 1304 or toll free at 1-866-851-2255.

Since 2015 REISA has been working to increase and improve access to services for the English-Speaking community with Special Needs in the East End of Montreal. In March 2017, REISA and both the CIUSSS du Nord de-l’Île-de-Montréal and the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal agreed to collaborate with REISA and the Centre of Dreams and Hopes.