More money for community organizations in the Laurentians

The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) des Laurentides announced that 93 community organizations in the region have benefited recently from an increase in their recurrent funding for their global mission. 

In fact, following an announcement by the Ministry of Health and Social Services last June 

concerning the increase in the envelope of the Support Program for Community Organizations 

(PSOC), a recurring sum of $ 708,856 has was awarded to the Laurentians region in order to support the overall mission of organizations recognized by the PSOC.

Thus, organizations eligible for this increase received additional financial support of up to $ 19,327 per organization. The PSOC is a program specifically created for community organizations whose primary mission is to work mainly in health and social services. Over the years, community organizations have developed expertise in supporting target clienteles in 

different settings by offering them a multitude of services to improve their quality-of-life while 

creating a social safety net within their community. 

The CISSS des Laurentides wishes to emphasize the major role that community organizations play in the region. “We are delighted that several organizations in the territory can benefit from this financial increase. Since the health and well-being of our population are our priorities, the involvement of organizations in our community is crucial and necessary. We are grateful to be 

able to count on their experience and their direct intervention with vulnerable people from our 

various backgrounds. These are important partners who contribute greatly and positively to the social fabric of our region,” said the President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, Ms. Rosemonde Landry.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) recognized the essential contribution of community organizations to improving the health and well-being of the population, in particular through the Support Program for Community Organizations (PSOC) . This program is intended for community organizations whose mission is to work primarily in health and social services.

The PSOC is a contribution to the financing of community organizations in support of the achievement of their global mission. It is therefore only one of the many possible sources of funding aimed at meeting their identified needs. Thus, community organizations are called upon to take steps to obtain additional funding from the community, partners, funders, etc. The financial contribution of the PSOC paid to an organization includes in particular the amounts necessary for its basic infrastructure (e.g. premises, secretariat, communications, etc.) and the accomplishment of its mission (e.g. salaries, organization of services or activities, representation , etc.).