The Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS) of the CIUSSS West-Central welcomes the launch of the government's Plan d’action gouvernemental pour les personnes proches aidantes 2021-2026: Reconnaitre pour mieux soutenir.
The CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is contributing to several measures in the action plan. The mandate for the development, organization and administrative support of the Observatoire québécois de la proche aidance
has been entrusted to the CIUSSS. Also, the CIUSSS and its University Institute for Ethnocultural Communities - SHERPA will be responsible for establishing the state of knowledge on caregivers from ethnocultural communities and English-speaking populations, and for supervising a provincial coordinator specialized in caregivers.
The CIUSSS also has the mandate, which will be carried out with the expertise of CREGÉS, to develop training for caregivers, professionals, and managers of the Health and Social Services network and the community on the characteristics and needs of caregivers, on the interventions to be favoured and on the partnership approach in the context of care and services (measure 19 of the action plan).
In the context of the Act to Recognize and Support Caregivers, we are pleased with the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Van Pevenage
, CREGÉS institutional researcher and associate professor at the Université de Montréal, to the Comité de partenaires concernés par le soutien au personnes proches aidantes.
We would also like to mention the appointment of Dr. Mélanie Couture
, CREGÉS institutional researcher and affiliated professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, and Dr. Sophie Éthier
, CREGÉS researcher and full professor at the Université Laval, to the Steering Committee of the Observatoire québécois de la proche aidance.
The plan and its 61 measures can be found here
Other relevant documents:
Observatoire québécois de la proche aidance
Act to recognize and support caregivers
National policy: Reconnaître et soutenir dans le respect des vonlontés et des capacités d'engagement politique nationales pour les personnes proches aidantes