The Montreal WHO/ PAHO Collaborating Centre, directed by Gaston Harnois MD, received the Prix rayonnement international for its Atlas-ID project. The Atlas maps the resources and services available for people with intellectual disabilities in 147 countries around the world.
Carried out in collaboration with the Centre de réadaptation Lisette-Dupras and the West Montreal Readaptation Centre, the "Atlas : Global Ressources for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities" was one of three finalists, selected from among 98 other candidates. The two other finalists are the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec and the Sûreté du Québec.
Launched in 2000, the Atlas collects basic information on mental health resources among World Health Organisation Member States in order to create databases, maps and profiles at a country or regional level.