CSCE 2019 Winter Schedule Now Available!

December 13th, 2018 – The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie’s (CSCE) 2019 winter schedule is now available on our web calendar. The calendar features a handy search tool which enables you to find groups, events and community activities offered in all CSCE locations (Alexandria, Bourget, Cornwall, Crysler, Embrun and Limoges) by conducting a keyword search, a search by location or by category.

Register today!

Fall groups and activities include exercise groups, nutrition workshops, therapeutic groups like anxiety management and many more.

To see our new web calendar, visit us at www.cscestrie.on.ca and select the “CALENDAR” tab from the main menu. You can also view the calendar directly by clicking on this link:

http://www.cscestrie.on.ca/en/events/

Once you have completed your search, just click on the title of the event that interests you to obtain more information about the event.

Please note that events and groups offered solely in French will not appear in the English version of the calendar.

The Embrun Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie has moved into more accessible premises!

Since November 19, 2018, the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) professionals are proud to welcome the public to a new address in Embrun:

649 Notre-Dame Street
Embrun (ON)
K0A 1W1

Our phone and fax numbers remain the same:

Telephone: 613-443-3888
Fax: 613-443-9519
Email: info@cscestrie.on.ca

An improved accessibility

This move will increase our visibility and accessibility within the community of Embrun. Furthermore, the offices are all located on one level, which will facilitate discussions among professionals. Also, the location of our new premises will allow access to more parking.

Every One Matters.

Official Language Minority Communities in Ontario:
Understanding the Lived Experiences of Francophone Patients and their Nursing Care Providers

You are invited to participate in an interview for a study regarding the experience of registered nurses, nursing students and Francophone patients with respect to the services and health care provided to French-speaking official language minority communities in Ontario. We are looking for French-speaking patients who have sought health care in Ontario.

We want to speak to Francophone or bilingual residents of Ontario who would prefer to receive French language health care services in Ontario. Participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Your participation will consist of taking part in an interview, expected to be about one (1) hour in length. The interview may take place in person, over the phone, or by teleconference. The interview may be held in French or in English, whichever you prefer.

The interview will be guided by a list of questions and discussion items. You may skip any question that you do not want to answer. Participation in this study is strictly voluntary. This study will allow for greater understanding of the realities of health care provision to French-speaking minority patient populations in Ontario, looking at the perspectives of registered nurses, nursing students, and Francophone patients.

This project has received Research Ethics Board (REB) approval from the University of Ottawa. If you have any questions or require more information about the study, please do not hesitate to contact the primary investigator, Mwali Muray (mmura090@uottawa.ca), or her research supervisor, Dr. Julie Chartrand (julie.chartrand@uottawa.ca) and Dr. Amélie Perron (amelie.perron@uottawa.ca).

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Diabetes concerns every family is the theme of World Diabetes Day and diabetes awareness month this November. The International Diabetes Federation is raising awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and promoting the role of the family in diabetes management, care, prevention and education.

Today, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every three minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed. Chances are that diabetes affects you or someone you know.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. The body needs insulin to use sugar as an energy source.

At this time, researchers do not yet know how to prevent type 1 diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented. If you have risk factors for type 2 diabetes, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Better food choices, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight will help.

November 14th

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) started World Diabetes Day in 1991 in response to the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It has since grown to become a globally celebrated event and an official United Nations (UN) awareness day. It is now the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.

Detecting diabetes early involves the family

  • One in every two people with diabetes is undiagnosed. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent or delay life-threatening complications.
  • If type 1 diabetes is not detected early, it can lead to serious disability or death. Know the signs and symptoms to protect yourself and your family.

Preventing type 2 diabetes involves the family

  • Many cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Reducing your family’s risk starts at home.
  • When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members benefit and encourage behaviors that could help prevent type 2 diabetes in the family.
  • If you have diabetes in your family, learn about the risks, the warning signs to look out for and what you can do to prevent diabetes and its complications.
  • Families need to live in an environment that supports healthy lifestyles and helps them to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Caring for my diabetes involves my family

  • Managing diabetes requires daily treatment, regular monitoring, a healthy lifestyle and ongoing education. Family support is key.
  • All health professionals should have the knowledge and skills to help individuals and families manage diabetes.
  • Education and ongoing support should be accessible to all individuals and families to help manage diabetes.
  • Essential diabetes medicines and care must be accessible and affordable for every family.

Diabetes facts and figures

  • 425 million adults (1-in-11) have diabetes
  • The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million by 2030
  • 1-in-2 people with diabetes remain undiagnosed (212 million)
  • 3 out of 4 people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries
  • Over 1 million children and adolescents have type 1 diabetes
  • 1-in-6 births is affected by high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) in pregnancy
  • Two thirds of people with diabetes are of working age (327 million)
  • Diabetes caused 4 million deaths in 2017
  • Diabetes caused at least $727 billion in health expenditure in 2017 – that’s greater than the defense budgets of the US and China combined!

CSCE Diabetes Education Program

The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie’s (CSCE) Diabetes Education Program allows all people with diabetes or prediabetes to learn the skills they need to take an active role in managing their condition daily. The Diabetes Education Program team is made up of a dietitian and a nurse whose mandate is to teach people with diabetes to take charge of their health and manage their disease. To do this, one group session along with personalized follow-ups are offered on topics. The program is available at our Alexandria, Bourget, Cornwall and Embrun locations.

To know more about Diabetes, visit www.worlddiabetesday.org or www.diabetes.ca.

It’s flu season!

Vaccination is the best defense against the spread of flu. Get vaccinated!

Every fall, the Centre de santé offers seasonal flu vaccination clinics.

Flu is a serious infection that can result in severe complications. Nobody is safe from the flu. Your best means of defense against the flu is vaccination.

Vaccination is provided free of charge.


Alexandria (by appointment only – 613 525-5544) 

  • Friday November 2nd, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 6th, 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday November 9th, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 13th, 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Bourget (by appointment only – 613 487-1802)

  • Wednesday October 31st, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 7th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Cornwall (by appointment only – 613 937-2683)

  • Wednesday October 31st, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday November 1st, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 7th, 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cornwall (NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED)

  • Wednesday November 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Crysler (by appointment only – 613 987-2683)

  • Wednesday November 7th, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 14th, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday November 21st, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Embrun (by appointment only – 613 443-3888)

NEW ADDRESS! 649 Notre-Dame Street

  • Wednesday November 7th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday November 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Limoges (by appointment only – 613 557-2210)

  • Wednesday November 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Getting vaccinated against the flu means protecting yourself!

For more details about the flu, please go to the MOHLTC Website and learn about the virus and recognize the symptoms.

 

In advance of this year’s Community Health and Wellbeing Week (CHWW) which will take place from October 22nd to October 28th, 2018, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre (SVCHC), Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE) and St-Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) held a mayoral debate on Wednesday October 3rd 2018 at St-Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre for Cornwall’s upcoming municipal election. The debate, attended by all four mayoral candidates, focused on health, wellness and community vitality. Moderated by Hugo Rodrigues in both official languages, approximately 60 community members attended the debate which was also broadcasted live on Facebook.

 The health and wellness of the community: a priority!

All mayoral candidates recognized the importance of a debate which focused on the health and wellness of the community. Some of the topics addressed included access to affordable housing, building partnerships, priorities for older adults and community vitality. Questions and comments from the community members focused on how to support individuals with lower incomes, housing concerns, pedestrian infrastructure, balancing fiscal responsibilities and concerns about feral cats.

“It is important to hear from our candidates on their priorities for the health and wellness of our community”, stated Seaway Valley Community Health Centre’s Executive Director Debbie St.John-de Wit . “Democratic engagement is identified as a key indicator of wellbeing.  We want all of our community members to exercise their rights as citizens, inform themselves on the priorities of the candidates and cast their vote on October 22nd”.  This debate provides an opportunity to better understand the views of the four candidates.

It is also noteworthy that the municipal debate was well attended by many councillor candidates who were available for discussion after the debate and provided some information on their platforms.

For more information on candidates and voting in Cornwall, visit https://elections.cornwall.ca.

Community Health and Wellbeing Week

The debate aligned itself well with this year’s topic of the Community Health and Wellbeing Week  – Building Healthier Communities Together.  A week of special events held between October 22nd and October 28th, 2018 is being coordinated by the Alliance for Healthier Communities, of which CSCE and SVCHC are a member. The Alliance represents a vibrant network of Ontario’s Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, Community Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics serving diverse communities across the province. Alliance members share commitment to advancing health equity and work together to confront social, economic or environmental barriers that create disadvantages which put many people at risk of poor health.

September 11th, 2018 – The Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie’s (CSCE) 2018 fall schedule is now available on our web calendar. The calendar features a handy search tool which enables you to find groups, events and community activities offered in all CSCE locations (Alexandria, Bourget, Cornwall, Crysler, Embrun and Limoges) by conducting a keyword search, a search by location or by category.

Register today!

Fall groups and activities include exercise groups, nutrition workshops, therapeutic groups like anxiety management, mindfulness meditation, and many more.

To see our new web calendar, visit us at www.cscestrie.on.ca and select the “CALENDAR” tab from the main menu. You can also view the calendar directly by clicking on this link:

http://www.cscestrie.on.ca/en/events/

Once you have completed your search, just click on the title of the event that interests you to obtain more information about the event.

Please note that events and groups offered solely in French will not appear in the English version of the calendar.

On Saturday, July 14, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hosted their 15th Annual Golf Tournament at the Heritage Golf Club in Lancaster. The event raised $115,000, which will be handed over to youth initiatives in Glengarry County, like all money raised over the years.

The Golf Tournament, organized in partnership with the Caisse populaire de la Vallée (event major sponsor), Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE), Centre culturel Les trois p’tits points, Équipe psycho-sociale and the Richelieu Club of Alexandria, brought together over 135 golfers.

A 15th edition of Golf Tournament focusing on youth mental health

With the support of several businesses, sponsors, participants, volunteers and a very generous anonymous donation of $100,000, this year’s event raised over $115,000. In respecting the anonymous donor’s request to focus on youth mental health, the following amounts were presented during the evening:

  • Équipe psycho-sociale (Glengarry County) – $13,500
  • Children’s Treatment Centre (Glengarry County) – $8500
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Cornwall & District (Glengarry County) – $4000
  • St-Vincent de Paul Society (Alexandria) – $4000
  • Tortue Berlue (educational theatre for ages 4-8yrs coming this fall) – $3500

Also receiving are the following organizations, which have been supported over the past years. The amounts raised will allow for financial aid to be sustained yearly until 2021:

  • Jumpstart Foundation Alexandria Chapter – $4000 yearly
  • North Glengarry Youth Centre (Glengarry Inter-Agency Group) – $4000 yearly
  • Centre culturel Les trois p’tits points (Concours de talents de l’Est ontarien) – $4000 yearly
  • Richelieu Club’s ART for Joy – $4000 yearly
  • Snowsuit Project (Caisse populaire de la Vallée Employees) – $4000 yearly

On behalf of the organizing committee, we wish to extend our sincerest appreciation to all who helped make the tournament another success!

Event in photos

Cheque presentation for $4000 from event major sponsor – Caisse populaire de la Vallée.
From left to right: Michel Laviolette (CSCE/Tournament Organizer), Elaine Oetelaar (Caisse populaire de la Vallée), France Brunet (Tournament Organizer) & Derek Durocher (Caisse populaire de la Vallée).
 Tournoi de golf
 Tournoi de golf

Cheque presentation for $13,500 to Équipe psycho-sociale (Glengarry County).
From left to right: Michel Laviolette, Gina Lacombe (Équipe psycho-sociale) & France Brunet.

Cheque presentation for $8500 to Children’s Treatment Centre (Glengarry County).
From left to right: Michel Laviolette, Milton Ellis (Children’s Treatment Centre) & France Brunet.
 Tournoi de golf
 Tournoi de golf PCheque presentation for $4000 to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Cornwall & District (Glengarry County).
From left to right: Michel Laviolette, representative from ig Brothers, Big Sisters & France Brunet.

Last Sunday, August 26, 2018, the 1st Edition of the Limoges Family Color Run was held, as part of Boboul Family Day, bringing together 110 runners and walkers of all ages. The event, organized by the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE), raised $1034.33, which will be handed over to the Limoges Citizens Committee in order to support community projects.

Limoges Family Color Run: A great event for all ages!

At 2 p.m., with the sun shining, participants both young and old were all smiles at the start line for the 2.6 km course. Volunteers were stationed at several points along the route, waiting to spray passing walkers and runners with colorful powder. At the finish line, the look of pride on the participants’ faces was overwhelming, since many were running for the first time.

Thanks

The event, launched by Audrey Beauséjour, Kinesiologist and Health Promoter at the CSCE in Limoges, owes much of its great success to the collaboration of volunteers and sponsors: Casselman Canadian Tire, Coureur des bois Challenge, Embrun Creation Decor, Embrun Independant Coop, Nérée Lavictoire Roofing, students from Rockland École secondaire catholique L’Escale, students from Limoges École élémentaire catholique Saint-Viateur and many volunteers from the community. The CSCE sincerely thanks all these partners for their generous participation.

Boboul Family Day

In addition to this event, Boboul Family Day allowed families to enjoy all types of activities including live music by Sweet Gang Joes and The Urban Misfits, inflatable structures, carnival games, face painting, vendor booths, food and draws.

Event in photos

At 2 p.m., with the sun shining, participants both young and old were all smiles at the start line for the 2.6 km course.  Course en couleur
 

The 1st Edition of the Limoges Family Color Run brought together 110 runners and walkers of all ages.

At the finish line, the look of pride on the participants’ faces was overwhelming, since many were running for the first time.  

* To see more pictures, visit Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie on Facebook.

Last Thursday, August 16, 2018, the 2nd Bourget Splash Pad Fun Event organized by the Splash Pad Committee was held at the park to inaugurate the newly constructed gazebo. The event, launched by François Plouffe, Community Health Worker at the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, and Diane Choinière, City Councillor, brought together about 250 people from families of Bourget and surrounding area.

On the photo (event partners with the new gazebo): François Plouffe (Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie), Sophie Goudreau (community member), Marc Roy (Bourget Optimist Club) and Michel Forget (Comptoir familial Le Partage) (absent from the photo: Jean-Luc Jubinville from City of Clarence-Rockland and Jacques Drouin from Bourget Recreation Committee).

Splash Pad Fun Event: all kinds of activities!

With the sun out shining, the children enjoyed all kinds of activities such as water games at the splash pad, an obstacle course, bingo and the Clarence-Rockland Fire Department inflatable structure. In addition, a free BBQ lunch, including popcorn and a fruit & veggie station, was served for all to enjoy.

Show by The Keepers 

The day ended with an interactive and educational show by The Keepers and their animals. The Keepers is an organization that focuses on educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation and responsible pet ownership.

Thanks

The great success of the event is due in part to the collaboration of the Splash Pad Committee’s partners: Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, Comptoir familial Le Partage, Bourget Optimist Club, Bourget Recreation Committee and City of Clarence-Rockland. The Splash Pad Committee would also like to sincerely thank all the volunteers and following partners for their generous participation: Healthy Kids Community Challenge, Mike Dean’s Super Food Stores, LM Leadership Program, VC Gym, Coureurs des bois Challenge, United Counties of Prescott & Russell, OCWA and DJ Marty.

Event photos

Kids had lots of fun at the Splash Pad.  
 

Clarence-Rockland Fire Department inflatable structure: a very popular activity!

An obstacle course is a nice way to get kids and their parents moving!  
 

Healthy Kids Community Challenge fruit & veggie station.

*To see more pictures, visit Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie on Facebook.