Our Place

Helping families work better together

Since 2005, in association with the CSSS Lac St. Louis, Amcal has operated this very successful drop-in program of education and social support called Our Place. The program serves young, vulnerable parents of young children (i.e. recent immigrants, parents who have not completed high school, parents without a support system). The program goal is to develop skills & strengths in the parents (e. g. self-esteem and independence) as well as socialization & age-appropriate skills in the children. 

The group meets three times per week to:

  • participate in discussions about topics related to parenting, relationships, life-planning, &personal development (e.g. coping with isolation, depression, separation anxiety; preparing for a return to school or work)
  • learn from workshops led by guest speakers from other community, health & social service agencies (e.g. pre- & post-natal education, literacy, healthy eating habits and meal preparation)
  • enjoy fun outings & activities

At Amcal, we are committed to collaborating with other professionals & community organizations to help our clients:

For more information about this program, contact:
Diane Marsland: 514-694-3161 ext. 227 or email: dmarsland@amcal.ca

Residential program

The first step in a new direction... A unique, supportive and structured program that includes family counselling and respite care for adolescents facing challenges. For youths aged 12-17 and their families.

Family Counselling

Linking home and school… Support and short term intervention for families with children experiencing difficulties in school. For school-aged children and their families.

Supervised Visitation Program

A safe and neutral place…Provides a supportive and supervised setting that allows the strengthening of the parent-child relationship.

School Based Programs

An ounce of prevention... A classroom program which offers tools for schools and students to build social skills, positive character traits and peaceful solutions to problems. For elementary school children.

Community Groups

Helping families work better together... Skill building groups for children and adults dealing with issues such as anger management and divorce. Group availability dependant on demand.