Our organization


About us

ECO·02 (English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean) is a non-profit organization where we foster the well-being of English-speaking communities through existing community programs and provide English information available to them on health and social services. Helping all age groups within our community is important to us. We support and nurture the development of partnerships with existing French organizations through discussions of the needs and priorities of the English-speaking communities that we serve.

We became newly incorporated in May 2019. As such, we are open to new board members and volunteers willing to contribute their ideas and their time to help us grow as a non-profit organization.


In the first months following our incorporation, we established partnerships with the local English schools, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de service sociaux du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (CIUSSS SLSJ), the Bagotville Military Family Resource Centre (Bagotville MFRC), the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN) and other provincial Networking and Partnership Initiatives (NPIs). We have created an open dialogue and an exchange of information and ideas.


Help us to achieve our vision of Connecting our Communities and be a part of our success!


Mission


ECO·02 (English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean) is a non-profit organization fostering the well-being of the English-speaking communities through existing community programs and information available to them. We support and nurture the development of partnerships with existing French organizations through discussions of the needs and priorities of the English-speaking communities that we serve.

What is an NPI?

An NPI stands for Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI). The Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN) coordinates a Québec-wide health and social services “Adaptation Program” designed to enhance the vitality of English-speaking minority communities in Québec by increasing access to existing health and social services.

The program is supported by an investment from Health Canada and has been undertaken in partnership with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (MSSS). An implementation agreement between CHSSN and the MSSS was concluded to incorporate the projects into Québec’s initiatives to improve access to health and social services in English through partnerships between local English-speaking communities and health and social services system.

The NPI program objectives are to mobilize partners to recognize and address challenges in access to health and social services in English; create and equip partners with knowledge, information and support; and collaborate with partners in making improvements to access in health and social services.

Our participation in the NPI organization allows ECO·02 to network with other NPIs, organizations and to express our concerns to the government. We will be able to participate in local roundtable discussions to create a better understanding between both linguistic groups on how existing services, they provide, may incorporate English services through their existing programs.

Source: CHSSN Exchange conference 2017 Building Together newsletter.
carte CHSSN région-02

Become a member

A FREE membership provides:

  • Access to our information and reference services
  • Access to our programs, activities, and events
  • News and information regarding access to English health care services
  • Receive issues of our newsletter via email


By becoming a member, you support our efforts to promote the health and well-being of the English-speaking population of Saguenay – Lac St-Jean. We use the total number of current members as evidence of the needs that exist within this community when we ask various levels of government and organizations for project support.

Please contact our office at 418-543-4302

Meet our BOD

The Board of Directors has been created to ensure the proper governance of ECO-02.

(We wish to recognize the contribution of our founding members. Anne-Marie Cronkwright, Debbie Ford-Caron, Jamie Kirlin, Karen Knight, Eleanor Perry Morissette, Melissa Perry)

Get involved

Volunteering with ECO·02
Have you thought about volunteering?

Volunteering is important as this provides help to worthwhile causes. Volunteering enriches our society and brings people together as a community. There are many benefits to volunteering for you and the place you have chosen to provide some of your free time. Many organizations and charities rely upon volunteers as their budgets do not cover all that they would like to accomplish.

Volunteering:

  • builds self confidence and self-esteem
  • helps you gain new valuable experience for your current/future employer
  • helps you meet new people
  • helps you to discover new perspectives

If you have a few hours or more to give to us at ECO·02 let us know.

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with ECO·02! We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information, please contact our office at 418-543-4302

Career

Project Coordinator

The English Community Organization Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (ECO·02) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the well-being of the English-speaking communities through existing community programs and information available to them. ECO·02is dedicated to the development of health and social services for the English-speaking communities in the region 02.
ECO·02 is in the process of recruiting a Project Coordinator for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area whose general mandate will be to work with the public and community partners to create projects to facilitate access to health and social services in English:
• Represent ECO·02 and the English-speaking community with regional health institutions and community organizations.
• Develop and implement activities and tools to promote intergenerational activities in partnership with local and regional English schools.
• Develop, implement, and promote activities for seniors within the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and Chibougamau.
• Develop and implement information tools to raise awareness about health issues in the English-speaking community.
• Participate in regional and provincial meetings and symposiums on health issues.
• Ensure that objectives of the different programs are met on time and on budget.
• Execute any other related tasks
This is a contractual position. Occasionally, the person will be asked to attend evening or week-end activities. The position is based in the Saguenay and the candidate will be required to attend conferences or meetings that will last 2 to 3 days outside of the region. The salary for this position starts at $18.00/hour for 16 hours a week and the candidate should possess the following criteria:
• College or University degree in a related field of study (academic background in health or social services would be an asset) • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a coordination capacity • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills • Good computer skills (MS Office, Excel) • Fluent in both French and English • have access to a car.
Starting date is June 2, 2020 (the office will be closed for the months of July and August). If this position interests you, please forward your curriculum vitae by May 27, 2020 to:

Elie Pierre Blessy 1936, rue Davis, Suite 105 Jonquière, QC E-mail: ed@eco-02.ca