Welcome Collective is a non-profit organization that supports newcomers to Montréal by providing basic furniture and essential household items, as well as psychosocial support and guidance about local resources. We prioritise individuals and families holding refugee claimant status or other precarious non-permanent statuses. Welcome Collective also works to create community networks of support and solidarity to improve the settlement process in Montreal, as well as advocates for the rights of refugee claimants in Quebec and Canada.
Passages is an emergency shelter for young women in Montreal and they have a housing program that offers the opportunity to 14 women to access an affordable apartment with community support. Finally, Passages offers young the opportunity to participate in art workshops and community involvement activities, for which they are paid because their difficult situations are often aggravated by financial issues.
La Marie Debout, a women’s center run by, for, and with women. At La Marie Debout, feminism is intersectional. It is a space where people can express themselves regardless of their age, marital status, origin, religion or sexual orientation. It is a place of belonging, mutual aid and feminist solidarity. A place of action in an approach that encourages the taking of power over one’s life.
Femmes du monde à Cote-des-Neiges is a women’s centre whose mission is to provide a meeting place, solidarity, mutual assistance, and sharing among women. Their objective is to promote the integration of all women in the community and encourage citizen participation. We are campaigning to inform and raise awareness about the living conditions of women and defend their rights.
Assistance aux Femmes aims provides safe, confidential, and free accommodation to women who are victims of domestic violence from all cultural communities and to their children. They offer support at all stages, have expertise in issues of violence and immigration, and offer intervention in four languages at all times (French, English, Haitian Creole, and Spanish).
Plein Milieu builds relationships of trust with drug users, homeless people or people at risk of becoming homeless, and with youth 12 years old or older, with the goal of harm reduction, information and prevention. Plein Milieu supports them on their journey towards well-being, facilitates their access to knowledge, services and care according to their needs.
The CAP offers many services including an emergency shelter open to all 24/7, a day center, psychosocial follow-ups, nutritional assistance for the residents of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, meals and a social housing program. Their mission is to affirm our expertise by contributing to the improvement of living conditions of the most vulnerable through accompaniment, aiming to promote autonomy and access to a home.
The Benedict Labre house is a Day Centre that offers a variety of services to its guests. Guests come in to rest, to participate in art workshops and other constructive activities, to surf the Internet, or simply to socialize. It is a space of respect in which everyone can be themselves freely and safely. The Day Center also allows people to build relationships with peers and intervention workers alike, to take action and to break from isolation.
The benedict Labre house is proud of to collaborate with Monthly Dignity, which offers us free of charge, every month, feminine hygiene products that we distribute without discrimination to women of all ages who need them. The lack of resources for feminine hygiene products is critical for women in a homeless situation, which represents up to 40% of the total homeless population. This donation helps to respond to this essential need. Furthermore, since we distribute food baskets to more than 150 families in Montreal each week, these essential products are also offered and greatly appreciated by the women we serve.
The Open Door is a drop-in centre providing services to homeless and low-income people in downtown Montreal. The centre provides food and clothing, laundry services, shelter during the day, counselling, referrals to professional mental health and drug addiction counsellors, and employment assistance. The Open Door also helps its clients obtain medical assistance, free prescription eyeglasses, haircuts, and assistance in coping with gambling, alcohol or substance abuse.
Mobilizing for Milton-Parc is a student-led community solidarity project operating on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory focusing on food support, material support, community building and settler education projects. They exist to support all Indigenous-led and non-Indigenous led organizations working with the Indigenous and non-Indigenous unsheltered population of Milton-Parc. They focus on food support, material support, community building and settler education projects.
Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex and questioning (2LGBTQ+) youth and adults 14-25.
Through advocacy and education, using a harm reduction approach, Project 10 aims to facilitate the empowerment of youth at individual, community, and institutional levels with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals and groups who experience multiple and intersecting oppressions.
Entre-Maisons Ahuntsic is a non-profit community organization that intervenes in affordable housing in Ahuntsic, in favour of both young people and their families. The organization works in collaboration with other neighborhood actors to promote the empowerment of people in their life, place of residence, and community. Their goal is to strengthen the relationships between the residents of affordable housing and the community around them.
Head & Hands in the Montreal NDG community is driven by a mission to provide youth aged 12-25 with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their physical and mental well-being. Our approach is preventative, inclusive, non-judgmental, and holistic, with a fundamental commitment to providing a supportive environment for youth experiencing marginalization(s). Services include street work, counseling, legal service, and medical services, among others.
MDJ Pierrefonds is a non-profit organization whose goal is to encourage youth, aged 12 to 17 years old, to be active, think critically, and be responsible young adults. Through its varied activities and programs and its ‘living environment’, the center aims to overcome isolation and diminish inactivity by replacing it with responsibility and the development of autonomy. To teach youth to make clear and informed decisions, to address specific questions and discuss subjects that affect their lives.
The Chalet Kent is a non-profit organization committed to creating safer spaces and opportunities for support and mentorship for youth aged 11-18. Their mission is to inspire and empower youth through a variety of projects and programs and to enable them to build meaningful relationships, engage in critical thinking , and (re)imagine more sustainable futures.
SUPPORTERS AND COLLABORATORS
Mme L’Ovary is a Quebec startup that offers the first (and only!) menstrual underwear with removable pads, a new concept that revolutionizes the disposable menstrual protection market. The L’Ovary team is committed to a social mission that aims to spread a positive message about the menstrual cycle.
Froufrou, aka Isabelle Troïtzky, is a designer and communicator from Saint-Lambert in Quebec who creates pretty hand-sewn items from beloved fabrics whose proceeds are donated to causes close to her heart, especially for women. Her online store, Atelier de Froufrou, is full of sweet and cheerful, made-to-order items to offer to loved ones or to keep to feel good while doing good. Among other social initiatives, l’Atelier is proud to occasionally provide Monthly Dignity with washable pads that the organization gives to people who need them.
Moisson Montréal is the largest food bank in Canada and its mission is to provide an optimal food supply for community agencies serving Montreal’s most vulnerable people while actively participating in the development of sustainable solutions. Moisson Montréal gives 17 million kg of food per year to the community network, including nearly 300 accredited agencies on the Island of Montreal that respond to 714,000 monthly requests for food assistance.
Réseau québécois d’action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF) is a non-profit organization whose mission for 25 years has been to promote and defend women’s rights and interests in health, in a global and feminist approach. With Le Fil Rouge, a campaign that will run until March 2024, RQASF is committed to raising awareness among the public and decision-makers of the challenges of menstrual poverty.
LOCO opened in 2016 with the desire to Change the world one basket at a time. More concretely, this means developing a more equitable and ecological alternative to feed ourselves. At LOCO grocery stores, you will find food from eco responsible agriculture. We work with more than a hundred producers on a regular basis. Their teams are here to help you start or continue an ecological process in your food and lifestyle choices.