Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre (CABMN)

Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre (CABMN)

The Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre (CABMN) is a non-profit community organization partly financed and recognized by the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS) as a partner in the health and social services network.

The mission statement is an improved quality of life. The aim of the Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre is to attend to issues concerning health, social services, protection, education, and other quality-of-life issues for all.

If you would like to be kept informed of all the activities of the Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre (CABMN), we invite you to visit our website and subscribe to receive the Newsletter.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CABMN Organizations:

• SAPA – Autonomy support of seniors
-Prepared meals: Provide alternatives to obtaining cooked meals prepared by local resources.
-Preventing falls and improving balance: Increase awareness and promote exercise to prevent falls and maintain balance.

Two programs are pertaining to these issues:
-Viactive Program
Viactive aims to help seniors to move more regularly. This program two days per week, favors physical exercises in groups, in your community.
-Stand up! Program
Stand up! is a group exercise program offered by a rehabilitation technician for a twelve-week period. This program was developed for seniors who are concerned about their balance.

Pair program: This service provides a daily automated phone call at an appointed time chosen by the subscriber to safeguard their health and security. This service is free of charge and multilingual.


Volunteer Services: – Recruitment, coordination, consultation, and supervision for the volunteers and volunteer functions of the CAB; – Strengthen the volunteer coordination and support within the organization and community; – Involve a community of supporters in the joys and benefits of volunteering. Volunteer Opportunities at the CABMN:

Telephone security system (Lifeline): If an emergency arises, by simply pressing a button on a necklace or bracelet able to detect a fall. You are in contact with an emergency center 24 hours a day.

Support for caregivers: Supporting caregivers by offering respite, socialization activities and conferences that address their needs. A Guide for people who care for a loved one is available at the CABMN.

Household chores and other domestic help services: The Coopérative de solidarité de services à domicile Memphrémagog (CSSDM) is providing different services. Persons over the age of 70 may benefit from a tax credit for home support services.

To fight Elder Abuse – Talk to us about it: Abuse is an action by someone in a relationship of trust that results in harm or distress to an older person. Common types of abuse are physical, psychological and financial. There are now many confidential ways to speak out, learn and to support any initiative to improve the situation of our seniors.
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Screening, Information and Liaison: Provide training and guidance to volunteers and community group leaders and provide them with tools to help identify vulnerable people who are in need of assistance.

Training Activities: Organized training, given by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS for respite workers, caregivers and volunteers who intervene with people who have a loss of autonomy.

Bottin – Agenda (Directory of services for seniors): An annual directory of services that lists information and referral to respond to seniors’ need, like lists of seniors’ homes, adapted transportation, recreation activities and different ways to run an active life! An agenda completes the directory.

A service for seniors
• To create a liaison between vulnerable seniors and community services
(health and social services, community activities).
• To help expand their social network for vulnerable seniors so they can improve their quality of life.
• To help integrate seniors into the community and also break their isolation.
• To offer individualized services to vulnerable seniors by pairing them with other seniors
who share similar culture and values.

Healthy eating for students
The Nutri-Santé Committee’s mandate is to organize learning workshops that promote healthy eating for the students of the Mansonville schools.

Youth Centre
Weekly youth programs
• Boys Group and Girls Group are for youth 5 to 12 years old who enjoy after school activities such as arts and crafts, games, sports, dance, etc. at the Youth Centre.
• Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a group that meets weekly to prevent destructive decisions including drug addiction, smoking, suicide, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, depression, etc.
• Drop-In: For youth 12 and up to enjoy music, movies, sports, games, etc.
• “FYI” (Former Youth Involvement): Young adults who participated in the youth programs and who wish to volunteer in support of the Youth Centre and its activities.
• Saturday-Dance group is for youth 5 to 12 years old. They prepare a show for the Talent-night in June.
• Leadership group: Youth learn to work in a group, to increase their self esteem, to practice public speaking, to respect cultural differences and to encourage involvement in the community.

Food Bank
The Partage/Share Committee manages an emergency food bank. It helps provide essential food and household consumables where needs exist in the community. Christmas baskets are also distributed.

Ken Jones Centre
Intellectual disability/Respite
The Ken Jones Centre provides special needs clients, principally persons with intellectual disabilities, with a program that includes social and leisure activities, and respite for their families and caregivers.
A Committee organizes fundraisers for the benefit of this clientele. The latter can enjoy outings and other activities.

Other Services Offered by the CABMN

Information/Walk-in Assistance
People can present themselves without an appointment. The CABMN can provide them with information or refer them to an appropriate resource.

Crisis Intervention
This service consists of offering support and advocacy to distressed persons.

Loan of Medical Equipment
This is a free service for persons in need of medical equipment during a period of convalescence.

Communications with Governments
The CABMN assists people to find and understand governmental programs and, if necessary, fill out forms with them.
Photocopies, fax and scanning documents
These services, offered free or for a small fee, are available during office hours.

Income Tax Clinic
Revenu Québec and Canada Revenue Agency offer training to volunteers who fill out personal income tax returns for low-income earners. The CABMN coordinates this service.

Accompanied transport: Organizing transportation service for clients in need of travel for health, social and community needs.

Other activities
Even if the CABMN does not coordinate the following social activities, it is also important to inform you of existing knitting workshops and collective kitchens who offer a place to share and expand your social network in Mansonville.

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314-B, rue Principale
Mansonville (Québec) J0E 1X0
450 292-3113

Maison des jeunes / Centre Ken Jones
282, rue Principale
Mansonville (Québec) J0E 1X0
450 292-4886

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