Creation of pilot projects and knowledge transfer in far North Quebec


The improvement of living conditions in the aboriginal communities of Northern Quebec has helped greatly increase longevity and caused the apparition of new, related morbidities, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other major neurocognitive disorders. Due to a significant lack of tools and resources, the Ministry of Health and Social Services has requested of the West-Central Montreal CIUSSS and of the Centre of Excellence on Longevity that they pool their resources to develop knowledge transfer and cultural adaptation strategies for their Alzheimer’s tools, for use on the territory.


  • To guarantee, with the help of the West-Central Montreal CIUSSS, that the knowledge acquired through these provincial undertakings and regional experiences is shared with aboriginal territories of Northern Quebec
  • To adapt existing tools to the needs and cultural realities of aboriginal communities


Creation of culturally adapted and community-validated training on cognitive disorders

Implementation of caregiver support groups led by members of relevant communities

Integration of the Chisasibi Hospital to the OPUS-AP approach

Securing financing through APPUI

Improvement of clinical skills for the members of the Chisasibi pilot group, with the help of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Creation of relationships and aboriginal work groups on the Quebec and Canadian-level


Validation of a cognitive evaluation tool adapted for use with the aboriginal communities of Canada.


APPUI National

Distance teaching and Learning Centre (DTLC), Northern Health Program

McGill TeleHealth

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, McGill University

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Aboriginal populations

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services