Collective Community Services (Montreal)

The Networking and Partnership Initiative

The Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI) is a program funded by Health Canada, as a measure of the Federal Action Plan for Official Language Minority Communities, and managed by the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN). It is intended to support the capacity development of Quebec’s English-speaking communities to ensure their vitality and general well-being. To achieve this, the program currently funds 25 community networks within Quebec. CCS NPI is one of these networks, serving the English-speaking populations of Verdun and LaSalle.

By building strategic alliances and partnerships with local agencies, public institutions and community organizations, CCS NPI provides support to key partners willing to create or adapt existing services for the vulnerable English-speaking population. The current CCS NPI network includes a growing number of local organizations and institutions from the Lachine, LaSalle, Verdun and South West.

Community Resources
Our Networking & Partnership Initiative has worked to compile resources relating to health and social services resources in Verdun and LaSalle that might be useful to Anglophones and English-speakers in Montreal. Check out what info might be relevant to you above.
NPI Projects
Click here to view some of the programs we run out of the NPI at Collective Community Services, such as our schools-based retention program, our community health video conferences, and our capacity building program in Lasalle.

Main objectives and goals...

• Strengthen the network as a focal point in addressing the health and social services (HSS) needs of the English-speaking community.

• Increase the English-Speaking Community presence and participation in decision-making structures and processes of the health and social services system.

• Support the key elements of the health and social services system to adapt existing services in the English language.

What we have achieved so far...

• Increased collaboration and communication among stakeholders while promoting a multicultural, inclusive community.

• Expansion of the CCS NPI network through annual meetings, representation on community tables, and attendance at community events.

• Increased community knowledge of English services and resources in Verdun and LaSalle.

Next steps and new directions...

CCS NPI will continue to expand in Verdun and LaSalle. It will enhance the awareness of community resources, caring and vitality. We are looking to increase the English-speaking community’s access to mental health resources in the community through hosting a bilingual Mental Health day. CCS NPI is also looking to expand their Health Promotion Projects to include Wellness activities for Seniors, an identified priority in the communities we serve.

Take a look at our current projects page here to get to know more about what we are doing now.

For more information on the Networking Partnership Initiative (NPI), please contact:
NPI Manager: Jean Campbell

Network & Community Social Health Manager
Telephone: 514 937-5351 ext. 245
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