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A Special General Assembly - we’re changing the by-laws of the Clinic

You’re invited !

When : Thursday , March 18th  from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where : the Lorne Centre at 2390 Ryde Street.

Snacks, daycare, transportation and simultaneous translation all available.

Call at 514-937-9251 to reserve for transportation and/or daycare


The what?

As a non-profit health and social sercices organization, the Point-St. Charles Community Clinic has legal  rules — ways of making decisions and working — these are called the by-laws.

Why change them ?

The Quebec law about non-profit companies such as the Clinic has changed over the last couple of years and we have to change our own rules or by-laws. The last time we did this was in 1985.

What kind of changes ?

Some questions to be talked about at the meeting :

  • Who should be members of the Clinic ?
  • What are the responsibilities and rights of a Board member ?

Your Clinic

As you may know, the Clinic’s orientations and activities are decided upon democratically by the citizens in the neighbourhood . This helps ensure that the Clinic meets the health and social service needs of the population.

At the heart of the Clinic’s philosophy for over 40 years has been one fundamental idea — that healthcareis a basic collective right best decided upon by the people in the neighbourhood.

And this will not change.

So you’re invited, as a citizen of the Point, to come and give your opinion and to exercise your right to vote in your democratically-run health and social services organization!

P.S.  A very special thanks to Lise Ferland, the coordinator of the Community Legal Services of Point St. Charles and Little Burgundy, and the employees of the Clinic. They have worked very hard to make sure that the changes proposed will be presented in a clear and understandable way.

P.P.S. As an added attraction, the community organizing team at the Clinic will spice up the evening with a little theatre.


So here’s to our health !

...and looking forward to seeing you on the 18th