Quebec Grandparents Association

Association des grands-parents du Québec
2900, boul du Loiret, Beauport
C.P. 40061 succ. Charlesbourg
Québec (Québec)
G1H 7J6
Quebec Grandparents Association
3 Rue Fatima Est
Postal Box 2011
Beaupre (QC) G0A 1E0
To offer phone line and reference services to grandparents.
To develop and set up a help
line and information network for
grandparents and families to
share their concerns as well as
their life experiences in a climate of trust and respect.
For the love of our
Phone line services:
We need Englishspeaking volunteer
To help grandparents and elders having difficulties in a family context.
To re-establish and reinforce bonds
between generations.
To increase authority, media and public awareness of the real life problems
grandparents and families go through.
To promote the respect of family values and the history of family roots to
help the next generation develop better.
To bring together the grandparents
and the people who share these concerns and the objectives of the Association.
Sharing Groups
Individual Meetings
Phone Line Services
Psychologist References
Monthly Information Meetings
Representation with
Political Authorities
Last activities: Representation concerning
the "Quebec adoption system" pilot project before a parliamentary committee.
Conferences for social groups from Quebec City and Montérégie, as well as exhibition stands. Interviews with TVA, CBC,
the LCN Network and several local medias of Quebec city.
or 1-866-745-6110
Symposiums on problems grandparents
go through when their grandchildren are
adopted by strangers.
[email protected]
Phone line services:
We need Englishspeaking volunteer
Article 577:
«Adoption confers on the adopted person a filiation which replaces his or her
original filiation.
lies and grandchildren.
-To help us increase authority, media
and public awareness of the problems
grandparents, families and grandchildren have to face.
How can I help ?
The adopted person ceases to belong
to his or her original family, subject to
any impediments to marriage or a civil
When parents are unable to care for
their children, the later are entrusted
to foster families chosen by the DYP
without any regard to emotional
bonds and ties with their grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc. The possibility for the extended family to take
over the responsibilities is ignored.
Worst of all, according to the law, in
cases of adoption, the biological
grandparents no longer exist.
Youth Protection Act
Article 3:
«Decisions made under this Act must
be in the interest of the child and respect his rights. In addition to the moral, intellectual, emotional and material
needs of the child, his age, health, personality and family environment and
the other aspects of his situation must
be taken into account.»
We need you
-To help us help grandparents, fami-
- By joining the Association (25$ a
year per person or 40$ a year for a
- By making a donation
- By becoming a volunteer
You need only fill out the form herewith.
We thank you for your support. For
more information, we invite you to contact us.
Phone: 514-745-6110 or 1-866-7456110
Excerpt of Family Rights,Judge JeanPierre Sénéchal)
City: __________________________ Postal code:________________ Phone number:_________________________
Consideration is given, in addition to
the moral, intellectual, emotional and
physical needs of the child, to the
child's age, health, personality and
family environment, and to the other
aspects of his situation. »
Adress: ________________________________________________________________________ Apt: ___________________
Article 33:
«Every decision concerning a child
shall be taken in light of the child's interests and the respect of his rights.
Contact between generations are in
fact a unique source of mutual contribution, not only valuable but indispensable, and this once again, both for
those involved as for the society as a
whole. »
Last Name: _________________________________________ First Name: __________________________________
Failing agreement between the parties, the terms and conditions of these
relations are decided by the court. »
I want to participate in self-help groups ($5 / meeting)
More and more families experience
breakups and the non-custodial parent loses contact with his/her children. This is why relationship between grandchildren and the grandparents and the extended family is
often broken.
« (...) contacts between grandparents
and their grandchildren constitute a
great enrichment, for the children, the
grandparents as well as society. They
are undoubtedly great source of joy,
love, learning and knowledge (and
vice versa).»
I want to be a member of the Quebec Grandparents Association. ($25 year/ person)
The Quebec Grandparents Association is an organization that helps
grandparents, families, grandchildren as well as elders. It also raises
authority and public awareness
about problems being encountered.
Quebec Civil Code
Article 611:
« In no case may the father or mother,
without a grave reason, interfere with
personal relations between the child
and his grandparents.
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