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Community leader Gail Small champions inclusivity, diversity and women’s place at the table

When Gail Small retired as CEO of Ometz in 2020 after over 20 years at the helm of the organization, she wanted to stay involved in the community. She turned to the Cummings Centre and has never looked back. Small, a dedicated volunteer, has been involved with the Centre’s social services, as well as [...]

2024-03-05T12:51:15-05:00March 5th, 2024|Social Services, Volunteer|0 Comments

Multigenerational Art Exhibition in Honour of JDAIM

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. In honour of JDAIM, community partners joined together to create a 2nd annual multigenerational art exhibition [...]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

There can be many assumptions made about Alzheimer’s Disease and how people living with cognitive impairment look, act, or function. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s research cites that 46% of Canadians do not feel fully comfortable interacting with a person with dementia. The Cummings Centre’s “Drop In” program is a place where participants [...]

2023-11-20T14:44:53-05:00November 7th, 2022|Health, Social Services|0 Comments

JDAIM raises awareness and fosters acceptance and inclusion

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. Now in its 13th year, JDAIM brings together organizations across Montreal for an [...]

Cummings CSL Drop-in Program for Older Adults – A Day in the Life

In Honour of Alzheimer's Awarness Month - January 2020 Mondays begin with a preparing for the week ahead- reviewing favourite moments from the past week, inspiring quotes from participants and rejoicing in the friendships we saw blossoming in the room. Planning meaningful programs for the week... finding soup recipes for National [...]

Ease the struggle

Get unconditional support “I am so privileged to witness the amazing connection between participants and animals as part of the Community Mental Health program at Cummings,” says Erika-May Pasmore of Khalizoo Zootherapy. “Animal-assisted therapy helps both younger and older seniors struggling with various emotional and psychological mental health challenges.” Reassurance of the [...]

2019-08-02T11:43:20-04:00August 1st, 2019|Social Services|0 Comments

Cummings Centre Celebrates International Day of Happiness

Cummings Centre celebrates International Day of Happiness It was a festive occasion at the Cummings Centre as participants in the Day Program, their immediate families and caregivers celebrated the International Day of Happiness. The Centre’s Day Program, also know as Le Club/The Club, provides programs for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s [...]

2019-04-08T14:32:31-04:00April 4th, 2019|Health, Social Services|0 Comments

Caregiving responsibilities explored at the Cummings Centre’s Caregivers Conference

The Cummings Centre is uniquely placed within the community to understand and respond to the evolving needs of the caregiver. Caregivers are often too busy taking care of others not realizing the very real psychological and physical consequences their caregiving duties have on them. The Caregivers Conference The Social Action Committee [...]

‘Mother-daughter’ share a passion for community involvement

This mother’s day, Gloria April and her daughter Susan Ralph, both plan to celebrate a special day together and at the same time acknowledge their passion for community involvement. While Gloria has been involved at the Centre’s gift boutique for some 20 years, her daughter Susan only recently began to volunteer [...]