A meeting with community workers, for the wellbeing of our community’s children!

On October 8, the Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle community hosted a day of reflection on childhood development. The event, organized by the Community Round Tables on Early Childhood (tables de concertation en petite enfance) for Dorval-Lachine and LaSalle in collaboration with the Montréal West Island IUHSSC. It brought together more than 80 managers and stakeholders from organizations working on early childhood-related issues in our communities, as well as some 20 organizations from throughout the Montréal West Island IUHSSC.

Populational data and survey results were shared with the participants.  There was also a presentation by the Agir tôt program by the Montréal West Island IUHSSC’s Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Disability Programs Directorate. In the afternoon, participants took part in discussions aimed at renewing the round tables’ action plans.

This event helped to understand the developmental progression of children entering kindergarten, in terms of preventive interventions needed for children aged 0 to 5 years and those aged from 5 to 12.  It is important to highlight the support of IUHSSC community organizations, without whom the event could not have taken place. Bringing together the various community stakeholders and the IUHSSC strengthens collaboration and coordination, to better meet the needs of our communities’ children.