Dear Residents and Families,

June is upon us! Many of us are looking forward to enjoying the summer-like weather and spending time outside. With the weather changing, we are glad to announce that visiting hours will be extended. Effective Monday, June 6th, visiting hours will be 9 am to 8 pm – 7 days per week.  All visitors must have been screened and entered the building by 7 pm.

You will find included in this update a guide to visiting Actionmarguerite. We continue to count on your collaboration so that visits can be safe and enjoyable for all. Measures are still needed to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.


Outbreak Status

Actionmarguerite St. Joseph

  • The outbreak on Unit 1 has not yet been resolved yet and there is one active COVID-positive resident case at present.
  • General visits have resumed for all residents living at Actionmarguerite St. Joseph.

Actionmarguerite St. Vital

  • No current outbreak.

Actionmarguerite St. Boniface

  • No current outbreak.


SAVE THE DATE: Virtual Resident & Family Council meeting will be held as follows:

  • Actionmarguerite St-Boniface – Tuesday, June 7 at 3 pm
  • Actionmarguerite St-Vital – Thursday, June 9 at 3 pm
  • Actionmarguerite St. Joseph – Tuesday, June 14 at 3 pm

A link to the virtual meetings has been sent to our family distribution email list. We hope to see you there.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

With warm regards,

Micheline St-Hilaire, Chief Executive Officer and the entire Actionmarguerite Team

Guide to Visiting Actionmarguerite

dated June 3, 2022

Who are Designated Family Caregivers (Essential Visitors)? Any person whom the resident and/or substitute decision maker identifies and designates as their family caregiver. These individuals actively and regularly participate in providing care and may support feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection, relational continuity, and assistance in decision-making. Two (2) Designated Family Caregivers are named per resident.

Who are General Visitors? Family and friends who visit for social reasons. Their time with the resident is discretionary and short term. They are not involved in the care of the resident.

What are the visiting hours? Our updated visiting hours are from 9 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. All visitors must have been screened and entered the building by 7 pm. Please note that visiting hours may change in the event of future outbreaks.

What type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should I wear when visiting? Designated Family Caregivers and General Visitors are required to wear a medical mask and eye protection provided by our Greeters upon entry.

What can I expect from the Greeters at the entrance when I visit? You will be asked to:

  • Tell us if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to COVID
  • Show your proof of vaccination
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Put on a medical mask and eye shield provided by Actionmarguerite
  • Sanitize your hands (once again!)
  • Sign the visitor logbook

When will we reactivate the swipe card for access to the building?

  • The card is to be used to exit the building after 7 pm.
  • Existing swipe cards will be reactivated next week. For a new swipe card, please reach us as follows:
    • Actionmarguerite St. Boniface – (204) 233-3692
    • Actionmarguerite St. Joseph – (204) 697-8031
    • Actionmarguerite St. Vital – (204) 254-3332

What is expected upon exiting?

  • Return your eye protection in the space provided at the entrance.
  • Use your swipe card to exit the building after 7 pm.
  • Remove and throw away your medical mask in the garbage can outside of the building.

Where can visits take place?



  • TWO (2) visitors can visit in a resident’s room
  • Designated Family Caregivers may assist residents with meals in the dining room
  • Designated Family Caregivers may participate in recreation activities, space permitting and while ensuring that masks and eye shields are worn appropriately, and that hand hygiene is practiced thoroughly and often
  • Visiting stations are available in common areas. Please sanitize the space after each use.
  • Up to FOUR (4) visitors at a time may visit outdoors with a resident
  • Masks must be worn by the resident if tolerated and by all in attendance



Unvaccinated visitors are asked to visit residents outdoors or in the visitation shelters by making a reservation as follows:

Actionmarguerite Home Location reserved for outdoor visit Reservation Contact Information
St. Boniface

185 Despins

In front of building (204) 235-4605 or
St. Vital

450 River Rd

Side patio (204) 254-9357 or
St. Joseph

1149 Leila

In front of building (204) 914-1952 or


What is the safest way to have a social leave?

Social leaves are off-site outings of any duration that are not required for essential health care services. Residents may go on short-stay absences. The following is recommended:

  • Physical distancing as best as able.
  • Masks, except for when eating/drinking. Perform hand hygiene and replace masks after removal, for instance after eating/drinking.
  • Direct travel to the destination and return to facility to minimize exposure and contacts.
  • If the destination is a private residence:
    • All individuals at the gathering must not have any cold/flu symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19.
    • No one present in the home should be under quarantine or isolation.

Travelling in a vehicle is a high-risk situation for both the driver and the passenger, due to the close proximity of the individuals, the air flow in the vehicle and the time spent in close contact.  When leaving the facility in a vehicle, the following is recommended:

  • All drivers/escorts that will be in the vehicle must be screened before entry to facility.
  • Drivers/escort(s) should be informed on how to put on and remove a mask, and the importance of maintaining physical distancing from others.
  • The number of people in the vehicle should be minimized to those considered necessary.
  • All residents and all drivers/escorts wear a medical mask.
  • During transport, if possible, travel with vehicle windows open. Hand hygiene should be practiced often.


  • Call the unit directly to let the care team know about a short-stay absence.
  • For overnight stays, please obtain approval from the Resident Care Manager.

What are Actionmarguerite’s safe visitation practices?

We encourage you to view the following videos to support us all in safe visitation practices.