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The Information and Referral Center of Greater Montréal has received a grant from the Secretariat Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers (Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois.es d’expression anglaise (SRQEA) to promote its services to anglophone communities

Montréal, September 7, 2023 – The Information and Referral Center of Greater Montréal has received a grant of 400 000$ over two years from the Secretariat Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers (Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois.es d’expression anglaise (SRQEA) to promote its services to anglophone communities, including 211 Greater Montréal and its addiction helplines, Drugs: Help and Referral and Gambling: Help and Referral.

The funds will be divided into three main categories:

  • Increasing awareness of our services to anglophone communities with promotional campaigns via targeted media, translation of promotional materials and online information content.
  • Developing partnerships with community organizations that help anglophone communities so that we may collaborate and ensure proper referrals to those services and they to us.
  • Training for our counselors to improve their use of professional English and ensuring optimal services to anglophone people in vulnerable situations.

 

Quotes

Eric Girard, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers

Health is one of our government’s top priorities, and I am proud of this investment, which will help strengthen mental health services for English-speaking Quebecers.

Pierrette Gagné, Executive Director, Information and Referral Center of Greater Montréal
” We sincerely thank the Secretariat Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers for their necessary support in the universality of services offered by the Information and Referral Center of Greater Montréal. We are not very well-known by English-Speaking Quebecers. These funds will allow us to increase our visibility to those who need help and support to get out of difficult situations. During this time of social crisis in Québec, the Center is proud to help as many citizens as possible. ”

About the Information and Referral Center of Greater Montréal – Founded in 1956, the Information and Referral Center of Greater Montréal (IRCGM)’s mission is helping through information. IRCGM manages an information and referral helpline towards socio-community services in Greater Montréal which became 211 Greater Montréal in 2018 as well as Drugs: Help and Referral since 1992, Gambling: Help and Referral since 1993 and TeleCounseling for Excessive Gambling since 2012.

 

Ce contenu a été traduit grâce au soutien du Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise

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