MONTREAL, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The 13th Guignolée du Dr Julien will take place on Saturday December 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fondation du Dr Julien is calling on the
public to give generously to this annual drive in support of the
Fondation's network of certified community social pediatrics centres
CPSCs in the process of becoming certified will also be having their
own guignolées on this day. The money raised at these guignolées is
used to fund professional services for some 4,000 vulnerable children
and their families throughout Quebec.
13 years of popular support
Quebecers have supported the Guignolée du Dr Julien since its very first
edition 13 years ago.
But as Dr. Gilles Julien, founder and president of Fondation du Dr
Julien, notes: "Thousands of Quebec children are still not receiving
the care and support they need to grow up healthy and reach their full
potential. My greatest wish, and that of all community social
pediatrics teams, is that none of these children fall through the
cracks. We have therefore set the ambitious goal of making our services
available to 20,000 vulnerable children through some forty centres
within the next 5 years. More than ever, we need the public's support
to meet this enormous challenge. On behalf of the children of Quebec,
please help us make this dream come true, please contribute to the
Guignolée du Dr Julien."
This year, the government of Quebec announced it will support the
Fondation du Dr Julien in developing its network of certified community
social pediatrics centres. It has committed to investing 22 million
dollars over 5 years and may even increase this contribution to up to
60 million. However, to reach the objective of the Fondation and its
network - ensuring five times as many vulnerable children (20,000) have
access to the services to which they are entitled - this government
support will have to be matched by financial support from the
Local giving creates local change
The money raised by each centre will be used to finance services in the
community it serves. These services include medical, legal,
psychosocial, psycho-educational and educational interventions;
innovative therapies like art therapy, occupational therapy and music
therapy; and a range of specialized services in speech therapy,
psychology, child psychiatry and neuropsychology. A variety of sporting
and cultural activities (e.g. summer camps, music courses, theatre and
other shows) are also offered to children, all with a therapeutic
intention and after the establishment of an action plan in the clinic.
These services are offered in proximity to the child's environment and
in accordance with his or her needs and fundamental rights. The
emphasis is on providing intensive accompaniment throughout the child's
entire life trajectory.
7 ways to contribute to the Guignolée du Dr Julien
Online - By visiting www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
On Facebook - By spinning the Guignolée's Wheel of Fortune on the Facebook page of
the Fondation du Dr Julien. At every spin of the wheel, Groupe Jean
Coutu will donate, in the name of the player, the amount indicated
where the wheel stops up to a maximum of $50,000. The fun starts
December 4th. Facebook.com/FondationDrJulien
By mobile - By texting drjulien au 20 222 on your mobile device. You can give $5, $10, $20 or $25, and TELUS will
double the amount given up to a maximum of $10,000.
By telephone - By calling 1-855-DrJulien (1-855-375-8543). TELUS is setting up the phone lines and its employees
are volunteering their time to receive donations.
In Montreal - By giving to volunteers who will be collecting on the streets of
Montreal, at public markets (Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve), and
at the Salon des métiers d'arts at Place Bonaventure on December 12th.
The Fondation du Dr Julien and the CPSCs will also be accepting
donations of new items that they can give as Christmas gifts to their
children - books, toys, educational games, art supplies, sports
equipment, clothing, tickets to shows or sporting events, gift
certificates and musical instruments.
Elsewhere in Quebec - To find out where to drop off donations for the guignolées of CPSCs in
other areas of Quebec, consult the map: www.guignoleedrjulien.org/oudonner.
By taxi - By calling Taxi Diamond at (514) 273-6331 on December 12th. A taxi driver will come to your home to pick up your donation (cheque
or new items) anywhere in the territory of Montreal.
By mail - By sending a cheque to the Fondation du Dr Julien at: 1601, rue
Aylwin, Montréal, QC, H1W 3B9. Or to the centre in your community.
December 12th: a party for the whole family!
It's a full day of celebrating at CPSCs across Quebec and it's all about
The Fondation du Dr Julien is having a full day of activities at the
CPSC in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (1600, rue Aylwin) in the company of the
Guignolée's spokespersons, Ève Christian and Christian Bégin. From 7 to
11 a.m., the radio show Samedi et Rien d'Autre will broadcast live on ICI Radio-Canada Première with host Joël Le
Bigot for the 10th consecutive year. The CPSC will open its doors for guided visits and
there will be host of fun activities for everyone: Samajam
percussionists, clowns from Fondation Jovia, lots of live music, face
painting for the kids and, let's not forget, a visit from Santa Claus
The annual street hockey match will get started at 1 p.m., with
commentary by Jean-Charles Lajoie live at 91.9 Sport. The radio station's Fanmobile will also be onsite to rev up the crowd.
Finally, Montreal's public markets (Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve)
will get into the holiday spirit with live musical performances all day
For the complete schedule of events, go to www.guignoleedrjulien.org/programmation.
About the Fondation du Dr Julien
Fondation du Dr Julien is a social enterprise whose mission is to help
all children from vulnerable environments reach their full potential in
accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Foundation oversees a network of 11 certified community social
pediatrics centres (CPSCs) and is also accompanying eight other CPSCs
in the process of becoming certified. Together, these centres currently
care for, support and provide life tools to 4,000 vulnerable children
and their families throughout Quebec. They offer a range of medical,
specialized, psychosocial and legal services, using an approach centred
on overall health and well-being, proximity to services, and
complementary collaboration with partners in the community. www.fondationdrjulien.org
1 Location of certified CPSCs:
- In Montreal: Centre-Sud, Côte-des-Neiges, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (2)
- Elsewhere in Quebec: Cowansville, Gatineau, Laval, Lévis, Québec and
2 Location of CPSCs in the process of becoming certified: Drummondville,
Haute-Gaspésie (Cap-Chat), Lanaudière (Chertsey), Saint-Hyacinthe,
Trois-Rivières, Verdun (Montréal), Vieux-Hull and
SOURCE Fondation du Dr Julien
For further information:
Requests for interviews and photos: Émilie Russo, Communications and Public Relations Director, Fondation du Dr Julien, (514) 527-3777, extension 253, Cell: (514) 707-2090, firstname.lastname@example.org