Networking and Partnership Initiative

The Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI)

The NPI is a program designed to support Quebec’s minority English-speaking communities in improving and maintaining access to the full range of Health and Social Services. The program supports the capacity of Quebec’s English-speaking communities to ensure their vitality through cooperation and partnership with the health and social services system. To achieve this, the program currently funds the development of 20 community health and social service networks (NPIs). Funding for this program is provided by Health Canada and the project is managed by CHSSN.

NPI Objectives

  • NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

    • Promote the REISA network and host network meetings and events
    • Develop partnerships with new community groups for best practices sharing according to needs
    • Act as a resource to the CIUSSS de l’est-de-Montreal and the CIUSSS du Nord-de-Montréal
    • Participate in events and opportunities to represent the network and sensitise partners to English-speaking community needs and priorities
    • Develop partnerships for the McGill Retention of Health Professionals in Montreal’s east end
  • REPRESENTATION

    • Identify and participate on decision making and advisory structures
  • KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

    • Research, produce and disseminate evidence base and best-practice tools and documents
    • Referral of services and dissemination of community and health information
  • COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & COORDINATION

    • Community Network Table Coordination and organizing the annual Community Network Forum
    • Sponsor and lead opportunities for community development in the English-speaking community
    • Establish community priorities in collaboration with partners