The Foundation du ‘’CSSS de Gatineau’’ has changed its name. Since January 1, 2014, it has been called Fondation Santé Gatineau (Gatineau Health Foundation).
The goal of this change was to give our organization a simple identity that was easy to communicate. When the ‘‘CSSS de Gatineau’’ was founded in 2007, the Foundation included the acronym “CSSS” in its name to reflect the new reality. Seven years later the acronym is still little known among local residents, which limits the Foundation’s position and recognition in the community.
By adding the term “health” to its name, the Foundation has opted for simplicity and clarity. Its signature remains the same, but with the term “CSSS” replaced by the word “health”. For the general population, the term “health” is broadly defined and can encompass physical health, mental health or social services – which perfectly fits the mandate of our sole beneficiary, the ‘‘CSSS de Gatineau’’.
With a new name that better expresses what we are, we’re in a better position to act as a link between the ‘‘CSSS de Gatineau’’ and members of the community who wish to support the overall cause of health.
We would stress that the Foundation’s mission remains the same: “to solicit funds to help the ‘‘CSSS de Gatineau’’ achieve its goal of promoting the health and well-being of members of the community it serves.”