Our Projects


The Resilience Project

SAQ will develop train-the-trainer modules, which will be made accessible online to our members to teach resilience skills (such: as self-awareness; self-regulation; mental agility; strength of character; building relationships; and optimism) to English-speaking seniors.

In-person training will also be offered to an initial series of volunteer trainers. Using an inter-institutional approach, the modules will provide a framework for program delivery and guidance for community organizations working with English-speaking seniors across Quebec.

Once the modules are developed, our member organizations will be able to adapt the material to their region’s reality. The project’s expected results include: an informed and engaged network of community organizations able to give training to English-speaking seniors across Quebec; and a stronger and more vibrant English-speaking senior community who will be better equipped to engage with the wider community, both English and French-speaking.

Past Projects

GPS: Getting Programs to Seniors (2016-2018) 

Over a two-year time period, Seniors Action Quebec developed a network of volunteers from five Quebec communities in three regions, to connect isolated English-speaking seniors with the required information and support available in their communities in order to reduce social isolation.  This project was funded by Canadian Heritage.

Bill 52: End-of-Life Choices (2015)

A full-day conference on April 27th 2015, this important event focused on informing and educating seniors on  the new government legislation ruling end-of-life choices . Featuring discussions and information sessions by MPs, physicians and religious leaders on the many complex aspects around  decisions on end-of-life care.  There was also practical information on palliative care and estate planning.

Research & Canadian Heritage Project

Seniors Action Quebec acknowledges the financial contribution of Canadian Heritage that made this project a reality.

Building Community Capacity: from Evidence to Action

Project Background: Annex A

Based out of downtown Montreal, Seniors Action Québec (SAQ) is a relatively new organization that will mobilize English-speaking seniors (generally aged 65-74) in 15 communities located in four regions of the province (Gaspésie, Greater Quebec City, Outaouais and the North Shore). Community-specific profiles outlining the priority needs expressed by seniors in each participating community will be developed. Focus groups will then be held with 230 seniors in these communities and an action plan developed to address the priority need they identify. A project steering committee will be created with the participation of SAQ and regional community organizations serving English-speaking seniors in the four participating regions in order to collaborate in developing action plans responding to local issues in their respective communities . There is currently no network dedicated to seniors' issues in the English-speaking community (ESC) of the Province of Quebec and this project will give English-speaking seniors a collective voice. Entitled "Building Community Capacity: From Evidence to Action", starting April 1, 2015 and ending March 31, 2016, this project will enable seniors to meet, identify critical issues affecting them and create action plans to mobilize their communities to address them. It will also help increase the awareness of English-speaking seniors regarding local, regional and provincial organizations that can provide them with information and resources. This project will strengthen community vitality through the mobilization of its resources around ensuring the well-being of its ESC seniors.

Community partners profiles on their communities

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North Shore Community Association

Vision Gaspe Percé Now

Press Conference

On March 22nd, 2016 we held a press conference on Building Community Capacity, from Evidence to Action (2015-2016).
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Focus Group Reports (sample)

Focus Group Consultation that was held by the North Shore Community Association
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A summary of the 17 communities priorities
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