Support for community organizing

Offer of support for community organizing, from the Public Health department

What is it?

Community organizing is a professional practice of collective actions that aim to improve living conditions, reduce social and health inequalities, encourage citizen participation and favour social inclusion. Utmost attention is provided to populations affected by social problems, such as poverty or social exclusion. Community organization contributes to social and community development.

Social problems are collective in nature, and so are their solutions!

To make a request for support

Please fill out this form

To communicate with a team member

Call  819 966-6484, ext. 6

Areas of action

  • Supporting community organizations to provide groups with the tools they need to carry out their mission.
  • Supporting the development of local communities to improve their social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental situations.
  • Supporting action on the social determinants of health to better meet basic needs such as food, housing, education, income, transportation, etc.
  • Supporting the links between communities and the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais to promote complementarity of resources and to raise awareness of the needs and realities of the communities.

Who is it for?

  • Community organizations
  • Networking groups
  • Municipalities
  • Citizens
  • Departments of the CISSS de l’Outaouais

Areas supported

  • Pontiac
  • Gatineau
  • Papineau
  • Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
  • Collines-de-l’Outaouais

Examples of community interventions

  • Assisting community organizations (ex. general meetings, by-laws, internal policies, human resources, action plans, funding and incorporation).
  • Setting up committees with partners to improve living conditions and encourage citizen participation from ethno-cultural communities or families in a vulnerable situation.
  • Working with municipalities and networking groups to mobilize communities around social issues, such as housing, social isolation of seniors and persons with a disability.
  • Developing collective projects to promote food security, social inclusion of people experiencing homelessness and for the positive mental health of the population.
  • Exploring with the departments of the CISSS de l’Outaouais, ways of responding to the needs of communities using a population-based approach.


  • Respect
  • Solidarity
  • Democracy
  • Common good
  • Social justice and equity
  • Empowerment and autonomy

Professional roles

  • Analyze
  • Raise awareness
  • Mobilize
  • Connect
  • Accompany

 Professional actions

Facilitation, consulting, assessment, training, information-referral, mediation, organization, writing.