15: Laurentides

Regular project

Special project (2010-2011)

PROJECT TITLE

English in the workplace for Laurentian health and social services institutions


AGENCY

Agence de la santé et des services sociaux des Laurentides


PARTNERS

CSSS de Thérèse-De Blainville, CSSS du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes, CSSS de Saint-Jérôme, CSSS d’Argenteuil, CSSS des Pays-d’en-Haut, CSSS des Sommets, CSSS d’Antoine-Labelle, Centre jeunesse des Laurentides, Centre André-Bourdeau, Centre de réadaptation Estrie, Centre du Florès, Centre de réadaptation Le Bouclier, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux des Laurentides

Laurentides

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the project is to improve access to health and social services for the English-speaking clientele in the Laurentides region (the Laurentians).


NEEDS AND PRIORITIES

The main services affected are intake, common social services, common nursing services, home support and home care services, mental health and staff working in access mechanisms.


STAFF TARGET FOR 2010-2013

Total: 252          


DESCRIPTION OF PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  • Training activities: Face-to-face teaching in small groups of twelve workers grouped by profession. 
  • Learner evaluation: Participants will undergo a test before the start of the session using a form that will be distributed by the training centre. The trainers will perform follow-up throughout the session and there will be an assessment at the end of the session.  
  • Training materials:
         Manuals produced by Cégep de Saint-Jérôme (200 to 300 pages based on the level and the course content);
         Lexicon: A Medical Lexicon produced by Fondation médicale des Laurentides;
         Flyers to meet the specific needs of various groups and participants;
         Conversation CDs produced by Cégep de Saint-Jérôme;
         Videos on intake and reception produced by Cégep de Saint-Jérôme;
         Learner satisfaction questionnaire at the end of the session.
         Learners could access the computer lab to practice with Web exercises and a practice workshop in the nursing
         labs (models, instruments, etc.).

The courses will take place on the premises of the institutions and the training organization.


PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES

The courses will be held during working hours and the staff replacement costs will be reimbursed. The attendance roster is provided to the institution by the training organization at the end of each course. The institutions’ invoices can include travel expenses, among others.


TRAINING ORGANIZATION

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme


BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2010-2013: $405,000


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SPECIAL PROJECT TITLE (2010-2011)

Expand to other workers groups the training activities developed for the regular project


OBJECTIVES

The special project’s objectives are the same as for the regular project. It also aims to meet the same needs and priorities. 


STAFF TARGET FOR 2010-2011

Health (36)
Total: 36


DESCRIPTION OF PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  • Activities are the same as for the regular project.

PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES

  • Incentives are the same as for the regular project.

TRAINING ORGANIZATION

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme


BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2010-2011: $32,520


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