Since this action-research project appears relevant for several actors, an invitation was sent to various partners of the Estrie region in order to give them the opportunity to attend the second part of the meeting.
Nearly a dozen representatives from various organizations accepted the invitation. Attending the meeting were the Service de police de la ville de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke Police Service), the Régie de police de Memphrémagog (Memphremagog Police Service), the Sûreté du Québec (Quebec Provincial Police), the CSSS Haut-St François (community organizer from East-Angus), DIRA-Estrie, the Table des aînés de Mégantic (Megantic Steering Committee on Seniors), the Comité de prévention des mauvais traitements envers les aînés de la MRC de Coaticook (Committee for the prevention of mistreatment in the RCM of Coaticook), the Table de concertation des aînés de Memphrémagog (Memphremagog Steering Committee on Seniors), as well as the regional coordinator of the Estrie region.
This meeting, which lasted nearly an hour and a half, gave the opportunity to people in attendance to learn more about the objectives and the progress of the project, the action-research methodology used, highlights of each of the research activities carried out to date, the basic structure of the practice model, as well as steps in progress and those to come. The research team and the attendees then informally exchanged views after the meeting.
See the description of the IPAM research project to learn more! Or see the research report published at the beginning of April 2015 which presents a summary of early analysis carried out from the results of data collection.