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Linking Agents

To meet the 2 main objectives of the Cerebral Palsy Consortium (CPC), namely 1) to transfer and disseminate knowledge from projects and activities related to social participation and 2) to support the development of partnership research projects, the CPC needs representatives from various rahabilitation centres serving Quebec's different administrative regions to act as linking agents. The linking agent has six responsabilities, as defined below.

Responsabilities oh the linking agent:

  1. To participate in the CPC's various activities. The linking agent consults the Web site regularly, contributes to forum discussions, participates in videoconferences and maintains contacts with the other lionking agent.
  2. To promote the CPC in his rehabilitation centre and administrative region. The linking agent presents the CPC to his colleagues as a tool for the transfer and dissemination of knowledge that supports partnership research in cerebral palsy. He invites his colleagues and anyone interested in the issue to consult the Web site regularly, to become a member and to avail of the various services offered.
  3. To transfer information from the CPC to the centres. The linking agents passes on to his colleagues in his respective administrative region the information obtained from the site and through his contacts with other regional linking agents (results of research activities, research activities in progress, scientific literature, research webcasts, announcements of congresses and conferences, what's new on the site, etc).
  4. To transfer information from the centres to the CPC. The linking agent keeps up to date with the various activities in progress in his centre and region (research programs, intervention programs ) and conveys the information to the CPC to be made available at the provincial, national and international levels via the site.
  5. To promote research. The Linking agent inquires as to research needs, research plans and research programs in progress in his region and across the province of Quebec. He facilitates exchanges and the establishment of relations with other centres and regions in Quebec in order to bring together common research interests and thus further the development of partnership research programs.
  6. To participate in the evaluation of the Consortium. In order to thoroughly evaluate the impacts of the development of the Cerebral Palsy Consortium, the linking agent provides an annual report of his various activities relative to the CPC in his region and of his collaborations with other centres and regions in Quebec. The reports on the CPC's activities will be compiled and submitted to the primary funding body, the FRSQ, in order to assess the impacts in concrete terms. In addition to being used for evaluation purposes, the reports may be shown to the linking agent's employer, thus enabling him to detail his activities under the umbrella of the CPC.

Since the CPC is in its early days, the above list and definitions of responsabilities are provisional and will be revised as the CPC develops.


Here is the list of all linking agents of the Cerebral Palsy Consortium.

Administrative regions



01- Bas Saint-Laurent

Marie Harrison

02- Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean

Caroline Menier

03- Québec

Estelle Mercure

04- Mauricie Bois-Franc

Martine Morin

05- Estrie

Micheline Gratton

06- Montréal

Louise Koclas

06- Montréal

Suzanne Cloutier

07- Outaouais

Louise Martel

08- Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Sophie Lalonde

11- Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Amélie Ogden

12- Chaudière-Appalaches

Josée Mercier

13- Laval

Françoise Gilbert

14- Lanaudière

Bernard Michallet

15- Laurentides

Bernard Michallet


16- Montérégie

Annik Jobin

School-based representative

Nicole Lachance

Family (parent)

Marie-Claude Armstrong



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