Fatherhood, co-parenting and disability: what are the experiences of fathers with disabilities in Quebec?

This research project stems from the need expressed by the Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité (RVP) to obtain a portrait of the reality of fathers with disabilities in Quebec. More specifically, the following themes emerged from the RVP’s concerns about fathers with disabilities: apprehensions, adaptation to the role of father (particularly paternal involvement), […]

Co-development of an active listening training for Autism Support volunteers

Conceived and carried out by, for, and with people with autism, this innovative project is based on a partnership between research and a community partner, Autisme Soutien (NPO). It is rooted in Autisme Soutien’s need to adapt the training offered to its volunteers using an inclusive pedagogical approach. The project has two specific objectives: 1) […]

Co-development of workshops to promote psychological well-being after a stroke

Since mental health issues are common following a stroke, ARTÈRE is looking to integrate activities that would support the psychological well-being of its members. This project aims to co-develop workshops to promote psychological well-being that can then be offered in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. Four specific objectives will be pursued: (1) Identify the main […]

Action-research for the implementation of a hearing aid valorization program offered in the community and aimed at seniors with a hearing loss

This action-research project consists of accompanying the Association des personnes avec une déficience de l’audition (APDA) in the revision of its hearing aid enhancement program (PA), which is aimed at seniors with a hearing impairment (DA) living in precarious situations, and in the pilot implementation of an improved version of this program. This 18-month project […]

Body in Care, Body on Stage: An Intersectoral Approach to Chronic Pain

This project brings together people living with chronic pain, artists, clinicians, and researchers in the health sciences and humanities. It aims to place artistic practices and the humanities at the heart of a system in which experiments will be carried out and shared, in close collaboration with the people concerned, in order to facilitate the […]

An Exploratory Study of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women’s Access to Social Services

Having served the Montreal area for a long time, it was only with the pandemic of COVID-19 and the forced telecommuting that the Montreal House of Deaf Women (MHW) noticed that Deaf and hard of-hearing women from all over Quebec began to solicit their services from a distance. It is in this perspective that the […]

Learning unit and inclusive work environment

Research Title: The Learning Unit: A New Avenue for Developing the Competencies of People with Disabilities in an Inclusive Work Environment Abstract The usual work platform approach rarely goes beyond social integration in the regular workplace for adults with intellectual disabilities. The innovative approach linked to learning units is indicated to remedy these obstacles, by […]

Artificial intelligence for people with Parkinson’s disease

Research Title: Thinking and acting together to adapt an in-ear technology to the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease Abstract Up to 90% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) develop communication and swallowing disorders complicating their social participation, only 13-38% receive services. Wearable technologies incorporating artificial intelligence hold promise for preventing symptoms and facilitating lifestyle […]

Para-athlete Technology Needs

Research title : Development and validation of a portable feedback system adapted to the specific needs of para-athletes: from needs assessment to technology transfer Abstract Technologies are increasingly used to optimize the development of able-bodied athletes. Unfortunately, para-athletes have little involvement in these innovations, limiting their accessibility. The objective is to develop/validate an evaluation system adapted […]

Spina Bifida and aging: co-development of a toolbox

Research title: How to tame and live the transition to active and fulfilling aging for people with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and their caregivers: co-development of a toolbox Abstract People living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (SBH) face issues of aging that can complicate the challenges of social participation. Yet, the needs associated with these transitions […]