Les Auberges du cœur
Terre Sans Frontières
Since 1999, the ACDQ has teamed up with Terre Sans Frontières to provide dental care to poor communities in developing countries and enable project volunteers to experience international cooperation.
Terre sans frontières projects require volunteers who will donate their time and expertise on location, while local partners recruit the patients and provide the work site.
Estelle Boutin MSc, MBA
Project manager - volunteer cooperation
450 659-7717, poste 6012
Street Youth Dental Clinic
The ACDQ provides financial support to the Street Youth Dental Clinic that is attached to the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, whose purpose is to provide dental care to young people living on the street. Students from the Université de Montréal, under the direction of a dentist, developed this project, which has so far provided treatments to more than 1,000 young people.
The Street Youth Dental Clinic was founded in 2001 in collaboration with the Faculty of Dentistry at the Université de Montréal. The aim of the clinic is to serve the most marginalized people with no dental coverage and the greatest difficulty in accessing health care services, by offering them quality preventive and curative oral care. For many street kids, the Dental Clinic enables them to start taking care of their health again, and in some cases, to regain self-confidence in their social reaffiliation process.
This project was made possible thanks to an excellent collaboration between the education and social services sectors: with the support of a cohort of 12 2nd and 4th year interns from the Université de Montréal, who are doing part of their training there.