CoVivre Program

Background

The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had devastating effects around the world. Yet, this event was not experienced equally by all. Certain groups were more affected by the pandemic, either in terms of their risk of exposure to the virus (workplace or living environment), or in terms of their means of implementing social and health measures to prevent infection (understanding of guidelines, socio-economic means).

In addition, the emergence of the virus has also been linked to the intensification of discrimination and inequities as well as to other systemic issues already present in society prior to the pandemic.

In Quebec, several reports, scientific studies, and field observations have indicated that groups marginalized by their immigration status, working conditions, or membership in certain ethno-cultural groups, for example, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic or by lockdowns. 

In order to reduce the health inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19, targeted measures directed at these marginalized groups must be deployed. The CoVivre program integrates the most current scientific evidence to curbing COVID-19 infections, with an approach to reducing health disparities and concerted action with field teams and institutional partners with shared priorities.

The CoVivre program addresses the inequalities faced by these marginalized groups through initiatives carried out with key players in the community, education and health and social services sectors. CoVivre acts as a facilitator and as an accelerator of initiatives aimed at reducing socio-economic and health disparities caused by the pandemic.

More specifically, CoVivre aims to inform, protect and support marginalized communities during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Montreal area.

The CoVivre program began in August 2020 thanks to the collaboration of three researchers, Dr. Cécile Rousseau, Dr. Alexandra de Pokomandy and Dr. Sarah Gallagher, as well as the financial support of the Trottier Family Foundation.

In a very short period of time, our team was able to create and strengthen relationships with several partners from different sectors. Close collaborations were established quickly and efficiently.

The arrival of CoVivre just before the start of the second wave allowed the creation and acceleration of many projects and initiatives that came to support several vulnerable groups in the population.

Target Populations

CoVivre's actions target groups or communities in the Greater Montreal area that have been identified as the most marginalized by the pandemic, including people who experience discrimination or exclusion.

Objectives

Program Components

CoVivre contains three major components, detailed below. These components are accompanied by an evaluation and knowledge transfer process.

Program Structure

CoVivre's structure includes a Program Team, an Executive Committee, a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee and various other partners and collaborators.

Program Founders

 

Dr. Cécile Rousseau is a child psychiatrist at the Montreal Children's Hospital, and a researcher specializing in youth mental health care for immigrant and refugee children and the phenomenon of radicalization leading to violence. She is also a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University.

 

 

 

Dr. Alexandra de Pokomandy is a family physician specializing in HIV care, a researcher at the McGill University Health Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

 

 

 

Dr. Sarah Gallagher is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the Western University and Scientific Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency. Dr. Gallagher is also co-founder of CanCOVID, a Canada-wide initiative to facilitate collaboration among researchers on COVID-19.

 

Programme Team

 

Emmanuelle Bolduc is the Coordinator of CoVivre. She holds a Master's degree in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry from McGill University and an M.B.A. in International Development and Humanitarian Management from Laval University. She has more than 10 years of experience in program management and research-analysis, mainly in youth mental health and in community and partnership mobilization in a multicultural context, both internationally and in Quebec. 

 

Joy Schinazi is the Communications and Knowledge Transfer Advisor for CoVivre. She holds a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from McGill University and a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) in Family and Community Health from Harvard University. Her experience includes more than 15 years within the Public Health network in Québec, working  in the implementation and evaluation of preventive programs aimed at reducing health disparities.

 

Aïssata Touré is the Health Liaison Officer for CoVivre.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from HEC Montréal and is currently completing her education in Psychology at the Université de Montréal. She has worked for more than 6 years for a charitable organization dedicated to research, education and support for people affected by cancer. 

 

Cindy Ngov is a Project Officer for CoVivre. She is currently a Master's student in Public Health at McGill University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She is very interested in the issue of social inequalities and the link between basic research and practical interventions around all aspects of physical and psychosocial well-being. 

 

Tara Santavicca is a Project Officer for CoVivre. She is a Master's student in Public Health at McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and is an accredited member of the Québec Kinesiology Federation. She has worked on the education and awareness of physical activity across the lifespan, in the context of health and illness. 

 

Anabelle Vanier-Clément  is Project Manager - Support to Community Religious and Leaders for CoVivre. She holds a double Master's degree in International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris and the London School of Economics, as well as training in mediation from the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. She has professional experiences in Montreal and abroad in journalism, human rights and coordination of youth projects in a multicultural context.

 

 

Catherine Montmagny Grenier is Project Manager - Support to precarious workers for CoVivre. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Criminology (U. of Montreal), and she has more than 10 years of experience in research team coordination and field research, particularly with regards to the different impacts of neo-liberal practices on the so-called privileged and marginalized.

 

 

Claire Guenat is Project Manager - Vaccination and vaccine hesitancy training for CoVivre. She is a doctoral candidate in criminology (U. of Montreal). She has more than five years of experience in management and coordination of teams and research projects, mainly related to community and institutional care of vulnerable populations. 

Partners

The CoVivre team is currently working with several partners:

  • City of Montreal's Office for the Integration of Newcomers (BINAM)
  • Center d'accueil et de référence sociale et économique pour immigrants de Ville Saint Laurent (CARI St-Laurent) and the Lumen Gentium Clinic
  • Center of Expertise on the Physical Health and Well-being of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CERDA)
  • Center for Immigrant Workers (CTTI)
  • Mauve Clinic
  • Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission (CDPDJ)
  • Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal (DRSP)
  • Social Polarization Research and Action Team (RAPS)
  • Philanthropic Foundations Canada Team
  • Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
  • SHERPA University Institute
  • Médecins du Monde Canada (MdM)
  • Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS)
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES)
  • Re-Creation Project
  • Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI)

The CoVivre Program also collaborates on an ad hoc basis with numerous experts from the academic community (McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and University College London).

Funding

Trottier Family Foundation

CoVivre deploys and collaborates on many projects with a multitude of partners. In addition, CoVivre's network of experts is often called upon to give their opinion on various topics related to marginalized communities and the pandemic. Here is an overview of CoVivre's current projects:

Component 1- Inform: Communications

Component 2 - Protect: Outreach and Awareness Raising

Component 3 - Support: Psychosocial Support and Mental Health

 

Component 1.  Inform : Communications 

CoVivre recognizes the importance of democratic health communications, particularly in a context of crisis and change such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to publicize updates and various support measures available to people and communities marginalized by the pandemic, CoVivre approaches the Communications component in a transversal way, with the goal to simplify and disseminate the information and tools that we produce. The team also addresses two phenomena related to communication, namely the impact of disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy. 

Ad campaign to mitigate the impact of disinformation related to COVID-19

Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, several elements of misinformation and disinformation have appeared in relation to the origins, prevention methods and treatments of the virus. It is necessary to try to mitigate the impact of disinformation and conspiracy theories in order to promote health guidelines that limit the spread of the virus and prevent the legitimization of discrimination against certain groups. CoVivre is working with Marc D. David, Marie-Ève Carignan and David Morin, consultants, the advertising agency Substance and the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism at the University of Sherbrooke to develop an Ad campaign. This unique campaign takes a global approach and invites the population to develop a critical mind and a more nuanced discourse. To learn more, visit: lepirejeu.com (French only).

Ad campaign to address vaccine hesitancy 

In the context of COVID-19, a survey conducted by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies reported that one-third of Canadians did not intend to be vaccinated or were unsure about their intention to be vaccinated (Leger, 2020). Currently, the level of trust in institutions and individual vaccines varies and may impact vaccination rates, which must be high enough to achieve herd immunity. Thus, the CoVivre team is developing another ad campaign that aims to create and evaluate messages on social networks to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy. CoVivre is working with Laurence Monnais, a consultant on vaccine hesitancy from the Université de Montréal, Marc D. David and Marie-Ève Carignan, communication consultants from the Université de Sherbrooke, and the advertising agency Substance. The campaign's approach is to increase confidence by avoiding confrontation and to rely on tailored information. This aims to support the decision making process in order to modify perceptions around the vaccine and to reduce vaccine hesitancy.

Contribution to training on case and contact management for public health investigators (Module 7 - People in Vulnerable Situations: How to Deal with Barriers in Investigations)

Recognizing the need for training in adapted communication with people in vulnerable situations, McGill University and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) have developed a new training module for public health contact tracers. CoVivre collaborated on the development of this module which aims to adapt communication during investigations of positive cases of COVID-19 and to take into account the different realities experienced by groups more affected by the pandemic and lockdown measures.  Please click here to access the training.

Component 2. Protect :  Outreach and Awareness

For its Protect Component, CoVivre has been involved in the development of several projects aimed at directly supporting various vulnerable groups in key sectors that have been strongly affected by the pandemic. With the collaboration of several experts and in partnership with many organizations, CoVivre has focused on issues affecting precarious workers, school settings, local outreach teams and local community organizations supporting immigrant individuals and families. 

2.1 Support for workers

Partnership with CTTI to address the impact of the pandemic on workers

A partnership has been established between CoVivre and the Centre for Immigrant Workers (CTTI) to support vulnerable workers and reduce the impact of the pandemic on them. This partnership provides for various initiatives, including an assessment of the experiences of different groups of workers on issues of security and immigration status and access to support measures, the preparation of individual and collective requests for occupational health and safety, awareness, training and referral and accompaniment of these workers.

Fact sheets for workers

CoVivre participated in the development of two multilingual information sheets for workers in collaboration with the Montreal Regional Public Health Department, the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI), the SHERPA University Institute, the Centre for Immigrant Workers  (CTTI) and the Commission sur les normes, l'équité la santé et la sécurité au travail (CNESST). The first fact sheet focuses on government financial assistance and the second on workplace rights.

Financial support for workers in isolation

A financial support measure has been put in place by CoVivre in partnership with the Centre for Immigrant Workers (CTTI) as the implementing organization, and with the collaboration of the Montreal Regional Public Health Department, the SHERPA University Institute, the Canadian Red Cross, the Bureau d'intégration des nouveaux arrivants de Montréal (BINAM), the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI), and the financial support of the Trottier Family Foundation and the Echo Foundation. The measure is intended for precarious workers who must be isolated because of COVID-19, and who are not eligible for other financial support measures (by the government or employer). It allows the most vulnerable workers to isolate without compromising their basic needs and those of their families. This measure has two objectives: 1) to contribute to the reduction of community transmission of COVID-19 and 2) to alleviate the extreme precariousness faced by some workers in the Greater Montreal area. This information leaflet on the support measure is available in seven languages.  Please click here for the brochure on the measure and here to access the translations.

2.2 Support for schools

Vignettes and Teaching Guide on racism

Increased discrimination against certain ethno-cultural groups since the beginning of the pandemic has prompted the creation of a Task Force, in which CoVivre participates, in order to address the issue of racism in schools. Following interviews with youth and several research and consultation sessions, two "Speakers’ Corner" vignettes and a bilingual teaching guide were created. The vignettes and guides were designed to help teachers bring up the issue of racism into the classroom in a unifying way. The English and French guides are available for consultation, as well as the vignettes in English and French.

Multilingual Public Health Tools for Parents

A collaborative effort between CoVivre, Une école montréalaise pour tous, the Montreal Regional Public Health Department and Réseau Réussite Montréal was undertaken to adapt and translate the public health letters sent to children’s parents when a positive case of COVID-19 is reported in the school. These letters were simplified and translated into 16 languages for those who are not fluent in French or English. A graphic design component has also been added to facilitate understanding. These multilingual tools are currently being distributed throughout the school system. Please click here for an example of the tool. 

Back to School Guide for Teachers

The Guide « L’école en temps de pandémie : favoriser le bien-être des élèves et des enseignants » was developed by Professor Garine Papazian-Zohrabian and Ms. Caterina Mamprin of the Faculty of Education of the Université de Montréal with the support of CoVivre. It is intended for all school stakeholders and its main objective is to support them in the context of the pandemic. The guide addresses issues of mental health related to the pandemic and their impact on school staff and students’ wellbeing. It also proposes principles and avenues for supporting the school environment. 

2.3 Vaccination and vaccine hesitancy 

In line with its mandate to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic on marginalized communities, CoVivre has developed actions in partnership with different actors to support the vaccination campaign. 

Support to community outreach teams and neighborhoods 

a) Webinars 

Two webinars were developed by the CoVivre team based on the latest evidence and in collaboration with expert consultants in the field of vaccine hesitancy, including Laurence Monnais (U. of Montreal), Noemi Tousignant (U. College London), and Dr. Arnaud Gagneur's team (U. Sherbrooke), Anousheh Mashouf and Marie-Hélène Rivest of the Polarisation clinical team and Sasha Dyck, nurse and team leader of the CIUSSS Centre-Ouest, and Simone Martineau (McGill U.). These webinars were developed to support outreach workers and community workers who are in direct contact with the population. The webinars aim to provide knowledge about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine hesitancy, as well as to equip community workers in their outreach and intervention work with the population. 

COVID-19 Resources Canada also collaborated in this effort by producing English subtitles for one of the webinars. Please click here to access the recorded videos of the webinars.

b)  Vaccination Fact Sheets

Four fact sheets on vaccination were developed by CoVivre in collaboration with experts in the field. The fact sheets aim to inform the public about the role and function of vaccination, the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, and the most commonly asked questions about immunization. The fact sheets have been translated into 9 languages. Please click here to access the fact sheets and here for the translated versions.

c) A Guide to Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Supporting Vaccine Decision-Making

 Minority communities in Quebec have had particular experiences that can affect the contextual factors of vaccine hesitancy, such as racism, discrimination and their relationship to biomedicine. While this reality was initially overlooked in the face of the pandemic's urgency, minority communities are also affected by the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy. This phenomenon is just beginning to be documented with respect to COVID-19. To complement the webinars on vaccination, CoVivre consulted a panel of experts and created a guide that addresses vaccine hesitancy for different minority groups present in Montreal, and proposes an intervention approach(posture) to adopt. (Links to the full and abridged version of the guide to come).

Support to communities and leaders

CoVivre offers support to various community and religious leaders, neighborhoods, and communities in Greater Montreal in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Within the framework of this accompaniment, CoVivre:

- Assesses concerns and needs of communities in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination;

- Analyzes existing initiatives to address community needs;

- Facilitates or adapts existing initiatives according to community needs;

- Liaises between community leaders and health authorities to bring forward the concerns and needs of the communities in relation to COVID-19 vaccination;

- Creates, adapts or divulges material on vaccination intended for leaders and their communities (written material, informative meetings, webinars).

2.4 Support to stakeholders working with ethnocultural, immigrant and racialized communities

Partnership with the TCRI to address the impact of the pandemic on refugees and immigrants

A partnership has been established between CoVivre and the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI) to support community organizations and networks that serve refugees, immigrants and people with precarious immigration status and their communities. The initiatives of this partnership also aim to identify the needs and issues of these groups, to raise awareness and address the impacts of the pandemic on them, and to develop and disseminate communication tools and available resources. 

Cultural Mediation Guide for Public Health Intervention

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the complexity of the collateral effects of public health measures such as the lockdown, and the relationship between underlying health, social and political phenomena. There is a need to reflect on the principles that should underlie decision-making processes in times of a pandemic. This guide is intended to provide a framework for public health professionals to promote dialogue aimed at an integrated community mediation approach. It is based on experiences in Quebec, such as mediation experiences with religious, racial and ethnic communities in the metropolitan area during the first wave of the pandemic. It addresses the mediation processes that may be required in various contexts and highlights the importance of developing consultation mechanisms between public health and communities that take into account the entire population, especially minority and marginalized groups. (Link to guide coming soon)

Component 3. Support : Psychosocial Support and Mental Health

In order to respond to the considerable increase in psychosocial and mental health issues in the context of the pandemic and lockdown, CoVivre has prioritized the development of a psychosocial and mental health support component. Taking into account the importance of not duplicating services already offered in this area and the capacity to maintain them, CoVivre opted for an approach based on partnerships with already established organizations offering direct services to the intended population and according to the needs exacerbated or caused by the pandemic.

Mauve Clinic : supporting the LGBTQI+ migrant and racialized communities

The Mauve Clinic  is a new point of service and outreach program for LGBTQI+ migrant and racialized people, located within the Village Santé GMF-U in Côte-des-Neiges. It aims to provide medical, sexual and psychological health care to LGBTQI+ migrants as well as to inform and educate them on issues related to COVID-19 through a liaison program. The Mauve Clinic advocates for anti-oppressive, cross-cultural, intersectional, trans-affirmative, and trauma-informed approaches. It equally advocates for harm reduction and informed consent and emphasizes user empowerment. CoVivre has supported the development of the clinic and this collaboration has contributed to the integration of peer navigators for their psychosocial support and communication/advocacy components. 

Médecins du Monde Canada: psychosocial support to community workers and organizations 

Over the years, Médecins du Monde has developed a recognized expertise in supporting professionals and organizations working with marginalized populations in Quebec and internationally. CoVivre supports Médecins du Monde Canada in its offer of individual and group psychological support to community workers as well as in the development and implementation of distance learning. This effort also includes identifying the core themes most often requested by professionals and organizations working in homelessness, substance abuse, sex work and other marginalized groups  in order to provide them with additional resources.

CARI Saint Laurent and Clinique Lumen Gentium: psychosocial support and tools for immigrant families

In response to the difficulties faced by many immigrant families in relation to their adaptation and that of their children, the Centre d'accueil et de référence sociale et économique pour immigrants de Ville Saint Laurent (CARI St-Laurent) and the Lumen Gentium clinic set up a psychosocial clinic with psycho-education professionals to support these families. This clinic has been a valuable resource for many families during the first wave of the pandemic and the demand has been growing since March 2020. CoVivre supports this project which aims to expand the psychosocial support services as well as develop support tools for parents and workshops for families.

Re-Creation Project: Support for youth in classe d'accueil

Now in its third year of operation, the Re-Creation project was created in response to the wave of asylum seekers in 2018 and the subsequent increased need for support in Quebec’s classes d'accueil. The goal of this project is to support the well-being of refugee and asylum-seeking youth through creative expression workshops that promote students' sense of safety and comfort. In addition, these workshops are also intended to support the use of positive stress management strategies through art; to strengthen social connections at home, in the classroom and in the community; and to gather information for program partners about the needs of the youth and raise awareness of their particular issues.

Training and webinars

Webinars: Knowing, Understanding and Talking about vaccination against COVID-19

 

Knowing and Understanding the vaccination against COVID-19 ((how it works, development and approval process).

 

Presentation by Sasha Dyke, research nurse,  Team Leader of the COVID-19 Screening Clinic of the CLSC Parc-Extension and Parc-Extension resident. (Presentation in French. Please click on "cc" to access the English subtitles)

 

 

 

 

Understanding vaccine hesitancy and supporting vaccine decision making

Presentation by Laurence Monnais, professor in the History Department,  l’Université de Montréal, Director of the Centre d’études asiatiques (CETASE) and specialist in vaccine hesitancy in Quebec. 

Presentation by Anousheh Machouf, psychologist in the polarization clinical team of the West-Central CIUSSS and research-practitioner at the SHERPA University Institute. (Presentation in French)

 

 

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in general and among visible minorities and ethnocultural communities

Presentation by Laurence Monnais, professor in the History Department,  l’Université de Montréal, Director of the Centre d’études asiatiques (CETASE) and specialist in vaccine hesitancy in Quebec. 

 

 

 

 

Additional Content: Supporting immunization decision making.

 

 

An example of an intervention from the EMMIE (Entretien Motivationnel en Maternité pour l'Immunisation des Enfants) program, by Dr. Arnaud Gagneur, pediatrician researcher at the CHUS.

 

 

 

 

Contribution à la formation sur la gestion de cas et des contacts pour enquêteurs de santé publique de l'INSPQ

Module 7 - Personnes en situation de vulnérabilité : comment faire face aux obstacles lors des enquêtes?

 

Guides

Papazian-Zohrabian, G. & Mamprin, C. (2020). L’école en temps de pandémie : Favoriser le bien être des élèves et des enseignants. Un guide à l’intention du personnel scolaire. Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université de Montréal. 

Rousseau et al. (2020).  What if we talked about racism? A pedagogical guide to leading a respectful discussion around racism in the classroom. A collaboration between CoVivre and RAPS.

Speakers’ Corner on YouTube available here.

French version:

Rousseau et al. (2020). Et si on parlait de racisme? Un guide pédagogique pour mener en classe un échange rassembleur autour du racismeUne collaboration CoVivre et RAPS

Capsule Vox-Pop sur YouTube disponible ici.

Rousseau et al. (2020). Guide de médiation culturelle pour intervenir en santé publique. À venir

 

Knowledge Dissemination Documents

 

Fact sheets about the role and function of vaccination, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and common questions about vaccination.

English

French 

Arabic

Chinese (Mandarin)

Creole

Spanish

Hindi

Punjabi

Tagalog

Yiddish

 

Fact-sheets for workers (multilingual)

 Financial Assistance Measure for Workers in Isolation - leaflet:

French

English

Arabic

Creole

Spanish

Hindi

Punjabi

Fact sheets for workers :

Fact sheet on government financial aid

Fact sheet on  workers' rights

Multilingual public health tools for parents - example of a tool for moderate contact at school.

 French translation (executive summary and recommandations) of the report: Tworek, H.,  Beacock, I. & Ojo, E. (2020). Democratic Health Communications during Covid-19: A RAPID Response. UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vancouver, BC.

Webinars: Knowing, Understanding and Talking about vaccination against COVID-19

 

Knowing and Understanding the vaccination against COVID-19 ((how it works, development and approval process).

 

Presentation by Sasha Dyke, research nurse,  Team Leader of the COVID-19 Screening Clinic of the CLSC Parc-Extension and Parc-Extension resident. (Presentation in French. Please click on "cc" to access the English subtitles)

 

 

 

 

Understanding vaccine hesitancy and supporting vaccine decision making

Presentation by Laurence Monnais, professor in the History Department,  l’Université de Montréal, Director of the Centre d’études asiatiques (CETASE) and specialist in vaccine hesitancy in Quebec. 

Presentation by Anousheh Machouf, psychologist in the polarization clinical team of the West-Central CIUSSS and research-practitioner at the SHERPA University Institute. (Presentation in French)

 

 

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in general and among visible minorities and ethnocultural communities

Presentation by Laurence Monnais, professor in the History Department,  l’Université de Montréal, Director of the Centre d’études asiatiques (CETASE) and specialist in vaccine hesitancy in Quebec. 

 

 

 

 

Additional Content: Supporting immunization decision making.

 

 

An example of an intervention from the EMMIE (Entretien Motivationnel en Maternité pour l'Immunisation des Enfants) program, by Dr. Arnaud Gagneur, pediatrician researcher at the CHUS.

CoVivre Fact sheets about the role and function of vaccination, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and common questions about vaccination.

English

French 

Arabic

Chinese (Mandarin)

Creole

Spanish

Hindi

Punjabi

Tagalog

Yiddish

Multilingual informational resources on vaccination from Montreal Public Health (Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal)

Multilingual informational resources on vaccination from the Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l'égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux - ACÉSSS

Comment réagir face à une personne qui tient des propos conspirationnistes ? Stratégies compréhensives de communication. Consortium interrégional savoirs, santé, services sociaux. (French only)

Factsheet 1. Quoi dire, quoi ne pas dire

Factsheet 2. Comment mieux gérer l'hésitation vaccinale

Factsheet 3. À garder en tête

Multilingual resources from the Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force - posters, videos, fact-sheets, guidelines 

 

Op Ed : Une meilleure stratégie pour les quartiers les plus touchés par la pandémie. Le Devoir, April 29,  2021

Help for the helpers. McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Alumni & Friends. November, 27, 2020. https://www.mcgill.ca/facmed-alumni/article/help-helpers

Trottier Family Foundation empowers Montreal’s most affected communities to fight COVID. The Montrealer. September 21, 2020. : https://themontrealeronline.com/2020/09/trottier-family-foundation-gift-empowers-montreals-most-affected-communities-to-fight-covid/

Prévenir la deuxième vague chez les communautés vulnérables. Journal Métro (Montreal edition). September 14, 2020. https://journalmetro.com/local/montreal-nord/2518205/don-pour-prevenir-la-deuxieme-vague-chez-les-communautes-vulnerables/

Infolettre CoVivre n.2 - Mai 2021 (French only)

Infolettre CoVivre n.1 - Décember 2020 (French only)

CoVivre is rooted in evidence-based practice. The following is a selective bibliography of research that informs the implementation of CoVivre's:

Cenat, J. M., Dalexis, R. D., Kokou-Kpolou, C. K., Mukunzi, J. N., & Rousseau, C. (2020). Social inequalities and collateral damages of the COVID-19 pandemic: when basic needs challenge mental health care. International Journal Public Health, 65(6), 717-718. 

Cleveland, J., Hanley, J., Jaimes, A., & Wolofsky, T. (2020). Impacts de la crise de la covid-19 sur les « communautés culturelles » Montréalaises. L’institut universitaire SHERPA

Depri, D. K., Benoit, M., & Adrien, A. (2020). Améliorer la réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19 pour les populations immigrantes et racisées à Montréal : consultation des acteurs terrain (rapport synthétique préliminaire). Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. 

Frounfelker, R. L., Santavicca, T., Li Z., Miconi, D., Venkatesh, V., & Rousseau, C. (2020). COVID-19 Perceived Risk, Stigma, Discrimination and Health Behavior [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.

Frounfelker, R.L., Li, Z.Y., Santavicca, T., Miconi, D. & Rousseau, C. (2020). Latent class analysis of COVID-19 experiences, social distancing, and mental health [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.

Goudet, A. (2020).  Demandeurs.se.s d’asile travaillant dans les services essentiels. Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes. 

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) (2020). COVID-19 : la résilience et la cohésion sociale des communautés pour favoriser la santé mentale et le bien-être. Retrieved from Québec: https://www.inspq.qc.ca/sites/default/files/covid/3016-resilience-cohesion-sociale-sante-mentale-covid19.pdf

Massoui, S., Trosseille, N., Clavel, C., Gagnon, M. M., & Coulibaly, G. L. (2020). Les différences culturelles en contexte de pandémie : des vecteurs d’inégalités sociales ? Retrieved from Québec: https://cerda.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Massoui_2020_Les-diffe%CC%81rences-culturelles-en-contexte-de-pande%CC%81mie-des-vecteurs-d%E2%80%99ine%CC%81galite%CC%81s-sociales-1.pdf

Miconi, D., Li, Z., Frounfelker, R., Santavicca, T., Cénat, J.M., Venkatesh, V., Rousseau, C. (2021). Ethno-cultural disparities in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study on the impact of exposure to the virus and COVID-related discrimination and stigma on mental health across ethno-cultural groups in Quebec (Canada). BJPsych Open, 7, e14, 1–10. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2020.146

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