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Learn more about the Corporation’s inspiring projects and those of its Communities of Service, upcoming events, success stories, and the values at the heart of the CHCM family and part of the legacy left to us by our Sister leader predecessors: compassion, solidarity, serving others and celebrating life.
In each edition, CHCM also invites you to reflect on a given topic with a focus on compassion. Today’s newsletter explores loneliness, a source of suffering in our world. Through a series of real life examples, you will see how CHCM and its Communities of Service reach out to others, extending love and compassion to alleviate loneliness.
With warm regards,
The CHCM team
Loneliness - Let's Talk About It
― Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
“The time volunteers spend with the persons supported by St.Amant and the special connections they create, which are different from what they might have with their families or staff, are invaluable. It’s lovely to see. It helps us combat the loneliness felt by our persons supported by St.Amant, loneliness that can really bring them down, and it creates a culture in which people put themselves in their place and think about what they are going through. That puts them front and centre.”
John Leggat, president and CEO of St.Amantread more
“I like being independent while having access to help when I need it. I have freedom over my days, my schedule and my visits, but if I need something, I know that the staff is there for me.”
Paulette Lafond, Résidence Despins residentread more
“It’s not easy to find space for everyone who needs it. Fortunately, solidarity and community spirit are incredible forces.”
Raymond Simard, CHCM Consultantread more
News from the Corporation
The Optimization Project
CHCM’s Communities of Service are sharing their work in order to better serve their population. Daniel Lussier, CEO of CHCM, explains.
Annual Report 2016-2017
“I moved into Morberg House because I had nowhere else to go at that time. They gave me food and a roof over my head. I was able to stabilize myself mentally and see a family doctor for a psychiatric assessment and adapted assistance. Today, my situation is stable. I have an apartment and a cellphone, and I pay my own bills.”
Austin Saunders, former Morberg House residentread more
“Taking part in the Compassion Project taught me to listen to my heart, mind and body, and to be more responsive to others. Everyone should take advantage of this kind of training.”
Francine Deroche, Vice-Chair, St.Amant Board of Directors
WCB Awards a $169,000 Research & Workplace Innovation Grant to the Compassion Project
Dr. Michael McIntyre, neuropsychologist
Upcoming Events… All are Welcome!
In a society where health and social services become more and more complex, it is easy to let oneself be overwhelmed. Guided by Dr. Cynda Rushton, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to become morally resilient and compassionate in order to prevent burnout!read more
Don’t miss our next inspiring lecture on the importance of spiritual care in a person’s overall care, facilitated by Dr. Christina Puchalski and Dr. Shane Sinclair!read more
Learn how to help teens and young adults around you to love themselves as their bodies are changing.read more