2020-06-11 | Press release
A practical tool to help families better manage screen time, presented by PAUSE

Montreal, June 11, 2020 – With summer just around the corner and gradual deconfinement started, families will need to develop a new routine. However, it is important to acknowledge that the drastic increase of online activities within families in the last few months will not simply disappear. To support Quebec parents during these unusual times and give them the necessary boost to face this new, even more connected, reality, PAUSE has created a simple, practical tool to maintain (or take back!) control of screen time. Read more

2020-01-27 | Press release
PAUSE revamps its web platform to help parents take action

Montreal, January 27, 2020 – Thanks to the support of the Secrétariat à la jeunesse, the PAUSE campaign is back. Following an advertising initiative and activities organised in several school settings in November 2019, which appealed directly to young people, PAUSE is being reactivated to encourage Quebec parents to take action and find a better digital balance as a family. For the occasion, the Pauseyourscreen.com website is getting a new look and enhancing its content. Read more

2020-01-02 | Press release
Together, we can take up the Challenge!

Montreal, January 2, 2020 – As we start this new year, quitting is without a doubt one of the most popular resolutions for many Quebec smokers. Good news: the Quit to Win! Challenge is back for another edition to help them give up smoking once and for all. By registering, participants commit to not smoking for 6 weeks, from February 10 to March 22, 2020, a realistic first goal. Registration is open at quitchallenge.ca. Read more

2019-09-16 | Press release
The importance of setting an example of digital balance

Montreal, September 16, 2019 – With an Internet connection rate that increased from 56% to 98% between 2004 and 2017, it is not surprising that screen use is a topic of concern (and tension) in many Quebec households. Even though the attention is often focused on young people and their relationships with screens, a Léger¹ survey conducted in collaboration with the PAUSE team reveals that 75% of parents of adolescents acknowledge that their own Internet use has negative effects on at least one aspect of their lives (physical health, sports and leisure activities, relationships and work). Read more

2019-08-26 | Press release
Smoke-free Family encourages Quebec parents to not smoke in the presence of children

Montreal, August 26, 2019 – Since several myths still persist, Smoke-Free Family reminds parents of the importance of taking concrete actions to protect their children from the dangers of second-hand smoke. This begins with two golden rules: making the home and car smoke-free zones and smoking far from kids outside. To help parents take action and change their habits, the campaign provides information, useful tips and advice as well as resources to help those who want to quit. Read more

The cost of physical inactivity and work absenteeism is high for organisations. Studies have shown that every dollar invested in prevention saves between $1.50 and $3 related to health problems.

For more than 25 years, Capsana’s workplace health sector has been helping organisations of all sizes promote healthy lifestyle habits and management practices to create work environments that are more conducive to physical as well as mental health. To adapt to the changing reality of organisations and to face the challenges related to adopting a healthy lifestyle in a hectic, performance-based world, Capsana has evolved in order to provide clients with new solutions and remain relevant and innovative. To present its wide range of products and services, Capsana’s workplace health sector is proud to unveil a brand new website: workplacehealth.ca. Read more

2019-01-02 | Press release
A new campaign for the 20th anniversary of the Challenge

The Quit to Win! Challenge is back with a new promotional concept for its 20th anniversary. Not to be missed, the Challenge is an annual province-wide campaign that helps Quebecers break free from tobacco. Participants commit to not smoking for 6 weeks, from February 4 to March 17, 2019, which is a realistic and meaningful first goal, considering that 6 weeks without smoking means 6 times the chances of quitting for good! Register today at quitchallenge.ca. Read more

Capsana is launching PAUSE with the support of Quebec’s Secrétariat à la jeunesse. This brand new public campaign promotes a balanced use of the Internet to prevent the risks associated with hyperconnectivity, particularly for young people, who are more vulnerable as well as more “connected”. In Quebec, it is estimated that 1 out of 5 young people show problematic Internet use. Read more

2018-10-08 | Press release
Smoke-Free Family highlights the importance of taking concrete steps to protect children’s health

Montréal, October 8, 2018 – The 14th edition of the Smoke-Free Family campaign launches today to raise awareness among Quebec parents on the dangers of second-hand smoke to children’s health. The main objective of the campaign is to encourage parents to not smoke around children and pregnant women, inside as well as outside. Read more

2018-01-24 | Press release
Dr. Christiane Laberge invites all smokers to register at quitchallenge.ca until February 5

Montreal, January 24, 2018 – As the Quebec Tobacco-Free Week continues, registrations to the Quit to Win! Challenge are in full swing. Every year, thousands of Quebec smokers commit to not smoking for 6 weeks as part of a collective challenge that provides support and motivation. Over the last 18 years, more than 436,000 people have participated in this challenge, which is based on a proven approach, and, on average, 2 out of 3 have successfully reached their goal. Moreover, according to a survey conducted by Léger, 96% of participants... Read more