Wellness Centre partners discuss needs of English-speaking community

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Photo: Diane Kameen

Personnel from Jeffery Hale Community Partners, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s, CHSSN and Voice of English-speaking Québec gather around Kathleen Weil, minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, and enjoy reading the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph during a break in their recent discussion about the needs of the local anglophone community.

On June 1, the key partners in the community Wellness Centre got together to discuss shared objectives and a common vision as to how to best meet the health and social services needs of the local English-speaking community.

In attendance were personnel from Jeffery Hale Community Partners, from Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s (especially its community services sector) and the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN), as well as from Voice of English-speaking Québec.

In addition, Kathleen Weil, the minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, and Gregory Kelley, a political advisor with the recently established provincial secretariat for relations with the English-speaking community, dropped by to discuss with the group their daily realities and concerns about the future.

“It’s so important for all of us to spend this kind of quality time together, so that we can work more effectively together and plan for the future,” said Annabelle Cloutier, director of the Wellness Centre. “Having Ms. Weil join us was an added bonus.”

In the afternoon, staff had the chance to take part in a fun rally to discover more about the English-speaking community they serve, which, of course, included a couple of questions highlighting our beloved Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.