Take a quick look at the project
In collaboration with the community, Culture for seniors aims to improve the health and well-being of seniors by encouraging social participation and inclusion through arts and culture.
The activities target the French- and English-speaking populations of the Val-Saint-François and des Sources RCMs.
Embody an inspiring collective approach for the well-being of our seniors through arts and culture.
Our actions take place mainly in Val-Saint-François and Des Sources RCMs in Estrie.
How it all began
The second edition of the Porteurs de Culture, Vecteurs de Santé conference took place in Saint-Camille in 2018. It was then that this little group began to dream big … to dream of a project that would contribute to the health and well-being of seniors.
Making use of arts and culture, a variety of organizations within the Val-Saint-François and des Sources municipalities envision an alliance to contribute to the health and quality of life of seniors. The dream is so perfect that the project is awarded one of three prestigious federal grants attributed in Quebec in 2019 (New Horizons for Seniors Program). It is quite an honour to receive this funding for five years in addition to being supported by the Québec ami des aînés (QADA) program and a core of strategic partners.
Backed by Le P’tit Bonheur
Culture for seniors has a solid ally. In fact, Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille, a cultural organization that has been making a difference in the community for more than 30 years, oversees the project and houses team members.
Located in the Eastern Townships’ des Sources region, Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille is a one-of-a-kind community and cultural space that distinguishes itself by its program lineup and diversified food offering as well as its exhibition gallery. Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille also contributes to many large-scale, innovative projects that shine throughout Quebec and internationally.