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Are you familiar with the term “care-facilitator”? This new job title refers to the thousands of caring workers who, while less known to the public than medical personnel, make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of millions of users of our public health and social services network.

People from various disciplines working in health and social services institutions, particularly with patients recovering their mobility, attend to their well-being and autonomy, prepare their medication, disinfect operating rooms, install equipment, cook meals, clean bedding, welcome them, provide information, help ensure the proper functioning and safety of facilities, encourage troubled youth, and contribute to the autonomy of people with visual, auditory or other disabilities.

For these workers to receive the recognition they deserve, the Conseil provincial des affaires sociales (CPAS) and CUPE-Québec have joined forces to create the site http://www.carefacilitators.com/ where you can find a wealth of relevant information on care-facilitators, a group of workers whose true worth you will now be able to appreciate. The site summarizes the contribution of care-facilitators to the public health and social services network. Thanks to them, we can count on the quality and humanity of our services.