Mission

The Prenatal and Young Families Centre in Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a welcoming and caring environment that accompanies and equips people who wish to be parents, parents and children by offering them a variety of resources, services and activities in order to grow better together.

It adapts and intensifies its service offer for families living in a vulnerable context by offering free individual support and group activities planned according to their needs.

Vision

Is a recognized resource that allows each individual, each child and each parent to benefit from a warm and human support and accompaniment in order to fully realize their potential.

Values

Warm Welcome

The first meeting is decisive because it is at this moment that the first contact is made. We look at the parent or child as unique, we learn about their needs by taking time to listen to them and accompany them in their choices. Welcoming implies vigilance and sensitivity towards others. Parents need to know that we understand what they are going through.

Social Justice

The organization values a welcoming and inclusive approach for all equally.

Development

Families live in an environment that meets their diverse needs. We offer local services, infrastructures, resources and activities that have an impact on the development of families. The family is a privileged place for the development of the child; in fact, the privileged place to ensure the best development of the child is and remains the family.

Mutual Aid

The activities of our organization promote mutual aid through the sharing of experiences, support and listening between parents and caregivers. Beautiful friendships between parents are created and this contributes to enriching the exchanges between them. For staff members and volunteers, mutual aid means helping each other and feeling that we belong to a team working towards the same common goal. For our team, mutual aid has become our priority.

Respect

Respect is defined as a feeling of consideration and regard for oneself and for another person. Respect is demonstrated by our attitude, by our language and by the acceptance of differences. The contact with our families puts us in a constant situation of respect that leaves the parent with the value of being a parent.

Equality

We consider all parents as equal. Parents receive the same attention, the same sensitivity, regardless of their ethnic origin, social status and culture. This means having access to different services and activities.

TEAM

Carolann Trahan

Perinatal Worker

Carolann has a rich experience in perinatal care where she has developed her expertise in teaching new parents and in baby care. With her caring attitude, her listening skills and her empathy, she is a ray of sunshine for families.

Juliette Veldhuis-Heyat

Brand Image and Communications Manager

Newly graduated, it is with pleasure that she joins the team! A passionate young woman, she loves to carry out projects and will certainly contribute to the influence of the Prenatal and Young Families Centre.

Sabrina Roy-Dagenais

Social Work Technologist

Now working at the Prenatal and Young Families Centre, she couldn't have dreamed of a better opportunity to pursue her studies at university in social work. With her smile and kindness, she is always ready to move forward.

Chantal Darcy

Perinatal Worker, Birth Companion and Accompanist

Her sense of family and her boundless energy guide her interventions with families. Creative by nature, she does not shy away from any challenge, which makes her a warm and caring listener.

Hélène Langevin

Accompanist and early childhood educator

Her creativity and boundless energy delight the young and old alike, whom she meets during coffee meetings and workshops. She invests in projects with a sparkle in her eyes

Lorraine Darcy

Administrative Assistant

She is the master of finances and ensures that the Centre respects the budgets granted by multiple funding sources. Lorraine is a generous, non-judgmental listener.

Nancy Pelletier

Executive Director

Recognized for her positive leadership and great human qualities, Nancy manages the Centre with great professionalism. With a wealth of experience as a manager, she transmits her passion for the cause thanks to her values of listening, integrity and empathy.

The Board
of Directors

Lucie
Lucie is President and has over 20 years of experience in the field of general accounting. She has been a volunteer at the Prenatal and Young Families Centre since 2016. She is the mother of Charlie (9 years old) and stepmother of 3 wonderful and healthy children.
LUCIE LIBOIRON
Marie-Michelle
Marie-Michelle is Vice-President of the Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations from Laval University. She is the mother of 3 children and entrepreneur of a consulting company. She has been bringing her expertise in human resources to the Centre for over 2 years.
MARIE-MICHELLE LAROUCHE
Catherine
Catherine is an administrator on the Board of Directors. She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières. She is the mother of two children and has brought her expertise in management and administration to the Centre for the past year.
CATHERINE MÉNARD-CUERRIER
Anny
Anny is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors. She holds a DEC in Accounting and Management from Cégep Gérald Godin and is currently completing her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at UQAM. She will soon be the mother of 3 children and she works as a financial analyst for a company that distributes chemical products and ingredients. She has been on the Board for 2 years.
ANNY CHRÉTIEN
Fanny
Fanny Rubba is an administrator on the Board of the Prenatal and Young Families Centre.
FANNY RUBBA
Martin
Martin Deslauriers is a member of the Board of Directors. He graduated from HEC Montreal with a Bachelor in Business Administration specializing in international business. Martin works with wine and spirits producers around the world to market their products in Canada. He is the father of a two and a half year old boy.
MARTIN DESLAURIERS