Historical Background

The PMATCOM ’s activities were formerly under the umbrella of the Office des Personnes Handicapées du Québec (OPHQ).

When the OHPQ’s activities with respect to the need for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids  were transferred, the MHSS issued an open tender in order to designate a PMATCOM national trust.

On Oct. 1, 1998, Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre of Sainte-Justine CHU was selected and it has managed the program ever since.

The program  deal with nearly 900 requests and has loaned more than 1400 assistive technology devices  annually.