A government-subsidized day care centre will soon be launched at the Jewish General Hospital, with 80 spaces for the children of staff of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
Much of the renovation has already been completed to the interior of Pavilion N, a stand-alone building on Côte-des-Neiges Road, just south of de la Peltrie. Information about registration and a launch date is expected in the coming weeks.
At a news conference at the JGH on June 4, Luc Fortin, Minister of Families, called the new facility “a win for parents, a win for the employer, a win for the residents of this neighbourhood and, in general, a win for all of us in Quebec.”
Pierre Arcand, Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review, Chair of the Treasury Board, and MNA for Mount Royal, said he is “very pleased with the announcement today, which will enable us to ensure the well-being of the employees and of the citizens mainly in Côte-des-Neiges, and to respond to what has been requested by a lot of citizens.”
Beverly Kravitz, Director of Human Resources, Communications, Legal Affairs and Global Security for the CIUSSS, said the announcement demonstrates “what can be achieved when we all work together as partners.”
Ms. Kravitz and Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of the CIUSSS, also stated: “The well-being of staff, which includes work-life balance, is a priority of our CIUSSS.
“Since this day care centre will be located near the workplaces of many of our CIUSSS’s employees, it will undoubtedly contribute to improving the quality of life of the families whose children will be enrolled.”