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Réseau FADOQ est le plus important regroupement de personnes de 50 ans et plus de la province et la référence en matière de qualité de vie des aînés québécois. En savoir plus

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Réseau FADOQ

What is Réseau FADOQ?

With over 525,000 members, Réseau FADOQ is the largest seniors organization in Canada. It brings together and represents people aged 50 and over with the aim of improving and maintaining their quality of life.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of Réseau FADOQ?

Joining Réseau FADOQ means:

What is the minimum age for a member?

You are eligible for membership as soon as you turn 50.

Exception: If your spouse is a member, you can join before you turn 50. Contact your regional branch for more information on becoming a member.

How can I contact the different regional branches?

FADOQ – Région Abitibi-Témiscamingue
819 629-3113 | info@fadoq-at.ca

FADOQ – Région Bas-Saint-Laurent
418 893-2111 | info@fadoqbsl.org

FADOQ – Région Centre-du-Québec
819 752-7876 | info@fadoq-cdq.com

FADOQ – Région Côte-Nord
418 589-7870 | info@fadoqrcn.ca

FADOQ – Région Estrie
819 566-7748 | infos@fadoqestrie.ca

FADOQ – Région Gaspésie Îles-de-la-Madeleine
418 368-4715 | info@fadoqgim.ca

FADOQ – Région île de Montréal
514 271-1411 | info@fadoqmtl.org

FADOQ – Région Lanaudière
450 759-7422 | info@fadoqlanaudiere.ca

FADOQ – Région Laurentides
819 429-5858 | info@fadoqlaurentides.org

FADOQ – Région Laval
450 686-2339 | info@fadoqlaval.com

FADOQ – Région Mauricie
819 374-5774 | info@fadoq-mauricie.com

FADOQ – Région Outaouais
819 777-5774 | admin@fadoqoutaouais.qc.ca

FADOQ – Régions de Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches
418 650-3552 | info@fadoq-quebec.qc.ca

FADOQ – Région Richelieu-Yamaska
450 774-8111 | info@fadoqry.ca

FADOQ – Région Rive-Sud-Suroît
450 347-0910 | fadoq@fadoqrrss.org

FADOQ – Région Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean – Ungava
418 668-4795 | reception@fadoqsaglac.com

What does the acronym FADOQ stand for?

For many years, our organization was known as the Fédération de l’Âge d’Or du Québec. Now we are Réseau FADOQ.

MEMBERSHIP AND RENEWAL

How much does a membership card cost?

Membership in the regional clubs costs $30 for 12 months or $50 for 24 months.

The cost of membership in a local club may vary.

Is there a family or couple membership?

No. We only have individual memberships.

How do I join FADOQ or renew my membership?
  • Online: Visit the membership and renewal page on our website
  • Telephone: Contact your regional office at 1 800 828-3344
  • Regular mail: Send the printed form to your regional office
  • In person: Go to your club or regional office.
Will I get my membership number as soon as I join online?

Yes. Your membership number will appear on the screen once the payment process is complete. You will also receive an email confirmation. Membership becomes active as soon as the transaction is approved.

How long does it take to receive a plastic card?

For an application made online, by phone or in person, it takes 2 to 4 weeks. For a request sent by mail, the waiting period is 4 to 6 weeks.

Can I print my membership card at home if I select the virtual card?

No. The virtual membership card is only accessible through the FADOQ mobile application and is not printable. To get a physical card, opt for the plastic card that will be sent to you by mail.

What happens to the personal information I submit when I register?

Protecting our members’ personal information is of the utmost importance to us. For further information, please read our privacy policy (available in French only).

I’M A MEMBER ALREADY

How do I notify you of a change of address?

Just complete the form provided for this purpose. The change will be made for all correspondence sent by Réseau FADOQ, including Virage magazine.

What do I do if I lose my membership card?

You can:

  • Call your regional office at 1-800-828-3344 to obtain the plastic card
  • Download the mobile application to obtain the virtual card (available in French only).
Can I change clubs during my membership period?

If the new club is in the same region as your current club, check with your regional office at 1-800-828-3344.

If the club is in a different region than your current club, check with the Provincial Secretariat at 1-800-544-9058.

How do I subscribe to the newsletter?

To be among the first to be informed of our news by email, just follow these two steps:

  • Complete the newsletter subscription form.
  • Confirm your subscription with the link that will be sent to you by email.
    *Check your junk mailbox if you don’t receive the link.
How do I download the FADOQ mobile application?

All information about the mobile application, including download links, can be found at fadoq.ca/app. Most frequently asked questions are also answered here (available in French only).

What are the benefits of downloading the FADOQ app?
  • Geolocalized search for discounts
  • Instantly renew your membership card
  • An alert tells you when it’s time to renew
  • Access to your virtual FADOQ card.

DISCOUNTS

What discounts are available to FADOQ members?

All FADOQ discounts are listed in the Discount section of the website, and on the FADOQ mobile application.

Can I lend my card to a friend or family member so that they can get the discounts and privileges?

No. The membership card is individual and can only be used by its holder.

As a business, how can I offer a discount to FADOQ members?

See the page Devenir partenaire du Réseau FADOQ [Become a partner of Réseau FADOQ] on our website.

RECREATION

Can I take part in activities organized by a club other than my own?

Yes. The following conditions will apply:

  • FADOQ members from other clubs should check with the club in question to see if there are still places available for the activity. Priority is given to members of the club organizing the activity when space is limited
  • When a club organizes an activity and absorbs part of the cost for its own members, members from other clubs may be required to pay the amount of the activity, which is the amount disbursed by club members, plus the portion absorbed by the club, depending on the policies in effect.
What are the FADOQ Games?

The regional FADOQ Games encourage more than 15,000 competitors to get physically active every spring. Members who participate in the Regional Games also have the opportunity to participate in the Provincial Finals.

The provincial disciplines are 5K & 10K race, bean bag baseball, bean bag toss, darts, duckpin bowling, golf, pétanque, pétanque-atout, pickleball, pool, prediction walk, shuffleboard and ten-pin bowling.

Réseau FADOQ also offers the opportunity to reach a higher level of competition by participating in the Canada 55+ Games and the American Senior Games.

What is the AVA platform?

The mission of ZoneAVA.ca is to support you in being physically active as you get older [Accompagner dans un Vieillissement Actif]. This platform helps you maintain or improve your health (physical, mental, cognitive), social participation, safety, well-being and quality of life. It provides information, activities and resources carefully selected according to your needs, aspirations and interests. Available in French only.

What is the VIVA platform?

The objective of ZoneVIVA.ca [Vivre – Inspirer – Valoriser – Agir] is to promote the practice of regular physical activities among the FADOQ members. This platform aims to support, encourage, improve and diversify the offer, and thus help people aged 50 and over to adopt an active lifestyle through the practice of activities they enjoy. Available in French only.

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Does Réseau FADOQ provide computer workshops?

Yes. Here is a list of all the courses developed as part of the Ateliers FADOQ.CA:

  • Android tablets and telephones
  • Apple tablets and telephones – iPad and iPhone
  • Introduction to social media – Facebook and Messenger
  • Introduction to computers (Windows 10)
  • Learning more about the Internet (including Windows 10)
  • Mastering the Internet (including Windows 10)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Learning more about Microsoft Excel

Availability varies from region to region. Register with your regional office.

What is the “Seniors-Aware” Program?

Seniors Aware is a program that raises awareness about fraud, abuse and bullying of seniors through information sessions that combine professional expertise with the experience of a 50+ facilitator.

Its resource directory contains useful references for seniors who need help and for family members who accompany them.

What is the “In the Shoes of an Older Person” program?

In the Shoes of an Older Person is a program that raises awareness of the impacts of human aging and promotes well treatment of older adults. During the session, participants engage in simulation exercises on the reality of older adults and the constraints and challenges they may encounter from day to day.

PROTECTION OF COLLECTIVE RIGHTS

What gains has Réseau FADOQ achieved?

Réseau FADOQ’s demands have led to several important gains. Among the most recent:

Finances

  • Creation and increase of the Senior Assistance Tax Credit
  • Increase in the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Reduced contribution of many long-term care residents (CHSLD)

Health

  • Abolition of ancillary health costs
  • Decompartmentalization of health care professions
  • Free access to certain clinical procedures in pharmacies

Quality of Life

  • Better protection for tenants in private seniors’ residences (PSRs)
  • Increased funding for home care and support services
  • Adoption of a Québec-wide policy on family caregivers
What issues will Réseau FADOQ be following closely in the future?

Our demands are grouped into five categories:

  • Income and retirement
  • Health and mistreatment
  • Long-term care residences and housing
  • Experienced workers
  • Family caregivers

For more details, see FADOQ Positions.

AVENUES.CA AND VIRAGE MAGAZINE

What is Avenues.ca? 

An initiative of Réseau FADOQ, Avenues.ca is a Web magazine featuring reliable and timely information by specialized columnists, with a focus on trends. In addition, the “Rendez-vous Avenues.ca” are fun and informative evenings of culture, travel, tastings and inspiration.

What is Virage magazine?

Sent to all FADOQ members, Virage magazine is closely aligned to members’ interests. It includes interviews, files, recipes, and columns on health, personal finance, travel, etc. The digital version is available at viragemagazine.com/e-magazine.

Is Virage magazine also available in English?

Anglophone readers can get a 12-page insert including a selection of translated articles from each issue of the magazine.

To get the magazine with the English insert, they can:

How often is Virage magazine mailed out?

Virage is mailed out 4 times per year, in February, May, August and November.

We receive more than one issue of Virage at the same address. Can you send us one copy only?

Yes. Just contact the Provincial Secretariat at  info@fadoq.ca or 1 800 544-9058. You can also complete this form to cancel one of the copies.

How do I choose to receive only the digital version of Virage and cancel the printed version?

Complete this form or contact us at info@fadoq.ca. A special newsletter will be sent to you letting you know that the new issue of Virage is available online.

How do I read a past issue of Virage magazine online?

All FADOQ members have access to the archives of the digital Virage magazine at viragemagazine.com/e-magazine.

When I move, do I need to notify Virage of my new address?

No. Simply notify Réseau FADOQ of your change of address using this form and the change will be made automatically for Virage.

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