Manoir Gouin is a member of the Regroupement québécois des residences pour aînés (RQRA). The residence is also in accordance with the standards of the Government of Quebec. To verify our certification, you can consult the page of the residence on the Register of private residences for seniors.

What does it mean to be certified residence?

Having a private residency certification means that the residence has met a number of strict criteria prescribed by the government. This is to ensure the integrity and safety of both employees and residents. The following are just a few of the many things the residence must respect:

  • Health and Safety: It is the resident’s duty to establish various procedures such as an emergency and evacuation plan and a call for help system.
  • Ensure that the members of the residence team do not have a criminal record
  • Develop a food menu inspired by Canada’s Food Guide
  • Ensure the confidentiality of residents’ personal information
  • Etc.

The above information is from the Santé et Services sociaux du Québec website. For more information, consult this link,

What is the process for obtaining certification?

Manoir Gouin has gone through a few steps in order to obtain his certification. Here they are:

  1. Obtain a temporary certificate from the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (CIUSSS).
  2. Thereafter, when the residence obtains the certificate, it receives a visit from the Quebec Council of Accreditation (CQA) which ensures that all criteria are met. In this case, the CIUSSS receives a report from the Council.
  3. The verdict then turns to whether the residence qualifies for certification; it is a decision of the CIUSSS.
  4. The residence must not forget to renew its certification after 3 years to maintain its title. Once again, CIUSSS is in charge of this stage.