The Maison des Familles de Saint-Laurent, located in Montreal, was founded in 2009 thanks to a strong community mobilization and effective coordination between stakeholders. The borough, the healthcare and social services centre (CSSS), and community organizations worked together to develop a resource that would address the needs of young families in the area.
Our priority is to ensure that children successfully transition to kindergarten and to support parents in strengthening their parenting skills. School readiness statistics in the area are alarming: when they start school, 1 in 3 children are affected by developmental delays that compromise their academic success.
The Maison des familles is:
* A non-profit organization.
* A community organization for families.
* A charity, as recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency.