(From left to right) Ms. Émilie Contant from the CISSS des Laurentides, Ms. Christine Vachon, Executive Director of Resto Pop de Thérèse-De Blainville, together with Minister Lionel Carmant, during the 2024 Health and Social Services Network Excellence Awards ceremony.

The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) des Laurentides congratulated the organization Resto Pop of Thérèse-De Blainville for winning the Ministers’ Choice Award – Community Organizations Network 2024 at the recent gala of the Health and Social Services Network Excellence Awards. This prestigious accolade was awarded for the implementation of the “halte-chaleur” project, a service initiated during the pandemic in 2021.

The “halte-chaleur,” established within the premises of the organization, provided safety and respite during difficult times for people experiencing homelessness. This service continues to be offered and complements the regular support provided by Resto Pop, which aims to prevent and counteract homelessness through psychosocial support and the enhancement of the autonomy of homeless individuals.


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“Resto Pop is a recognized and highly appreciated organization in the region. Their efforts to meet the basic needs of individuals and to prevent homelessness are crucial for the citizens of the Laurentides. I want to acknowledge their hard work and extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Resto Pop team! I am delighted that their work has been recognized,” said Ms. Julie Delaney, President and CEO of CISSS des Laurentides.