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Our Mission

Through various programs, Solidarité de parents, an independent community organization, promotes the development of the abilities of families with one or more children with disabilities, aged between 0 to 30 years at the time of the parent’s membership in the organization.

Solidarity of parents is:

The Power to Act

Developing the power to act can be promoted through :
The programs we offer are therefore linked to these different stages.

Our Values

Our story

2023

- Solidarité de parents celebrates its 40th anniversary
- Establishment of Répit Québec

2022

- Relocation of organization to Hochelaga Street

2020

- Continue and adapt our mission and programs, despite the global pandemic
- Complete the strategic planning for 2021-2025

2019

- Start of the Chantier Répit project

2016

- Elaboration of the triennial plan 2016-2019
- Launch of the Portail Répit
- Relocation of organization to the Olympic Village
- Dissolution of the Fondation d'aide aux parents d'enfants handicapés

2014

- Development of the first employee manual and pay structure

2013

- Partnership with the team and members to realign the programs with our mission during Lac à l’épaule
- End of Musicotherapy program

2012

- Development of strategic plan 2013-2016

2010

- Production and launch of the awareness DVD: Histoires de familles, d’amour et de défis, in collaboration with the Centre St-Pierre

2008

- Launch, during the Salon du Livre de Montréal, of our compilation of memories published by the Éditions du CHU Ste-Justine: Je serai toujours là pour toi

2006

- Creation of the PHAS (Personnes Handicapées pour l'Accès aux Services) movement following the broadcast of the documentary Médecine sous influence
- Relocation of organization to 9th Avenue

2005

- Collaboration on the documentary Médecine sous influence, produced by the National Film Board

2000

- Relocation of organization to d'Orléans Street
- Launch of Musicotherapy program dedicated to polyhandicaped persons aged 21 and over

1999

- Change of organization name: "Solidarité de parents de personnes handicapées physique moteur inc." becomes "Solidarité de parents de personnes handicapées inc."

1997

- Funding from Centraide du Grand Montréal that permitted the consolidation of the mission funding
- First respite resources fair

1996

- Reception of the Community Child Assistance Program (PACE) certification from Health Canada that allows to hire an intervention worker, which significantly increased the number of member families and diversified their profile

1990

- Advocacy work for the integration of multi-handicapped youth at Joseph Charbonneau and Victor Doré schools
- Launch of incontinence products program

1988

- Work integration project for young adults that inspired the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ) to create work integration programs

1987

- Training of educators aiming for the integration of children with disabilities in daycare
- Creation of the Fondation d'aide aux parents d'enfants handicapés

1983

- Establishment of the organization with 150 member families

A Unified Team

RIM EL KHOUJA
Executive Director
rimelkhouja@spph.net

CAROLYNE LAVOIE
Assistant Director and project manager Répit Québec
carolynelavoie@spph.net

FRANCE HÉBERT
Administrative Assistant
francehebert@spph.net

ANNIE TELLIER
Family Advisor – Material assistance for elimination functions
annietellier@spph.net

MARIE-PIER ROCHON
Program Coordinator
mariepierrochon@spph.net

ELENA SECO
Family Support Coordinator
elenaseco@spph.net

Engaged Members

Solidarité de parents’ Board of Directors consists of 9 members.

Sara Tremblay, President
Elisabeth Basemeg, Vice-President
Mohamed Reda Khomsi, Treasurer
Annie Hulmann, Secretary
Hatim Abid, Administrator
Sylvie Alarie, Administrator
Mélie-Jade Dagenais, Administrator
Julie Morin, Administrator

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director.

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