Who are we?

Les Aidants Naturels du Haut-Saint-Laurent is a non-profit organization, which was founded in 1997. Since 2009, the organization has developed a quality of services and support for family caregivers that are aligned with a trajectory that begins at the onset of the loved one’s loss of autonomy that continues through to the end of life, and extends to support the caregiver’s grieving process.

We serve the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent territory which includes thirteen municipalities (Dundee, Elgin, Franklin, Godmanchester, Havelock, Hinchinbrooke, Huntingdon, Howick, Ormstown, Saint-Anicet, Sainte-Barbe, Saint-Chrysostome and Très-Saint-Sacrement), with the head office located in Saint-Chrysostome.

With more than 16 employees, the organization offers mainly psychosocial support, training, and respite services.


Our mission

To prevent exhaustion by offering support and training to the family caregiver responsible for an elderly person in loss of autonomy, so the caregiver can manage their role and help provide a better quality of life.

Our different areas of intervention

  • Offer support and training to the family caregiver to enable them to better cope.
  • Prevent physical and emotional exhaustion related to the role of caregiving for a person with a temporary or permanent loss of autonomy.
  • Promote the interests and rights of caregivers so they receive the appropriate support and services to be able to take care of their loved ones at home.
  • Raise awareness among the population and local partners about the reality of caregiving.

Our role in the community

Our contribution and involvement in the community have made a positive impact on the reality of caregivers in order to keep their seniors at home, surrounded by their families. We are committed to acting as an agent of change and thus contributing to social transformation. Through our actions, we are committed to

  • raise awareness of the role of the caregiver
  • promote recognition and good treatment
  • counter elder abuse
  • participate in social issues
  • inform about resources
  • break the isolation
  • support caregivers experiencing distress
  • promote the capacity of caregivers to act
  • denounce the causes of impoverishment of caregivers and seniors
  • improve the quality of life.

Our vision for the next 5 years (2021-2026)

  1. To stand out in the professional field by our structure, management, and fair working conditions.
  2. To offer a warm human service adapted to the needs of our clientele and to the capacity of the organization.
  3. To be an organization with diversified financing to have better viability and autonomy.
  4. To be known and recognized as a vital organization by our partners, collaborators, and the general public.

Our values

  • Respect
  • Kindness
  • Dynamism
  • Professionalism
  • Ongoing expertise

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