#1, June 2019


The Caregiver Community: Creating Social Capital

Before even thinking about how to change the world, we should start by taking care of our neighbour. In the health sector, one of our most systemized social institutions, some are doing just that – and betting on citizen involvement to create more resilient communities.

An emerging social innovation in Montreal’s Centre-Sud district

Initiated by the Canada Research Chair in Patient and Public Partnership, with the support of the Borough of Ville-Marie, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, and the Corporation de développement communautaire Centre-Sud, the Caregiver Community project is designed to forge links between professional healthcare workers, community organizations, and citizens who want to get involved.

The Caregiver Community is as if the walls of the clinic were opened to let in the community and those who live within it, to take care of one another.” − Antoine Boivin, medical doctor and researcher.

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