Joining the OLO Program

OLO follow-up care, which is often called the “OLO program” is offered to pregnant women across Quebec through CLSCs and some community organizations.

Fondation OLO | Avoir accès au programme OLO

Are you expecting a child and would like access to the OLO program?

The first step to get access to OLO support is to make an appointment with the OLO coordinator at your CLSC. This person will meet with you and determine whether you are eligible, based on the criteria set by the CLSC.

Contact the OLO coordinator for your area.

Find the contact info for your CLSC >>

Once you’re admitted to the program, the follow-up care and food distribution (eggs, milk, orange juice and prenatal vitamins) will begin once you’re in your 12th week of pregnancy and will continue for up to 28 weeks. OLO follow-up care may continue after the birth of your child, to support you as you continue to develop healthy lifestyle habits.

Do I qualify for OLO support?

To minimize the impacts of poverty on pregnancy, Fondation OLO only has one eligibility criteria: to be below the low-income threshold for your region.

However, due to a high demand in some areas, establishments may add additional criteria. Get more information from your CLSC.

 

What can I do if I don’t qualify?

Fondation OLO cannot intervene in the eligibility decisions made by health establishments. Be sure to ask the OLO coordinator questions to understand why you aren’t eligible.

Then, you have a few options available to you:

  • If you live in Montréal, you can contact the Montreal Diet Dispensary, which also provides OLO support.
  • You can ask the OLO coordinator about the resources available in your neighbourhood or city.
  • See our website. It’s full of useful information that can guide you through your child’s developmental stages, from pregnancy to age 2.
  • There are other sites and organizations that help families across Quebec. See the Other Resources.

 

The OLO program is offered throughout Quebec

Every year, Fondation OLO reaches 15,000 families in need and distributes over 600,000 food vouchers. See the Our Impacts section to learn more.

Are you expecting a child and would like access to the OLO program?

Do you have any questions about how the OLO program works? See our “What is the OLO follow-up care like?” section.