Our History

A brief summary of what brought us to the creation of Seniors Action Quebec. To do this, we have to go back to the fall of 2007 when the Provincial Liberal Minister Margurite Blais held a province-wide consultation on "The Living Conditions of Quebec Seniors". Co-chairing this process was Mrs. Sheila Goldbloom and Dr. Rejean Hebert, our current Health Minister along with Madame Blais.

What was heard from the English-speaking communities throughout Quebec was extremely heart wrenching.

In point form I will highlight a few key messages that were brought forward:

And the shopping list went on and on.

As the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) presented its brief they called for the need to form a provincial network and voice for English-speaking seniors. This was well received by Mme. Blais and the co-chairs. Work followed in the form of committees, surveys, conferences and out of that process grew what we know today as Seniors Action Quebec.

Our goal is not to be a direct service organization nor to duplicate the many good services that exist.

Our role is to work with organizations, to identify challenges, work towards s common objectives, through this create local senior leadership and when necessary work with governments on policy change.