Community Engagement and Volunteering

Welcome to the Community Engagement branch of SEDE!

Does your community organization want to connect to the McGill community?  Do you need volunteers, research, or have other needs that McGill could help fill?

SEDE offers a variety of ways for Montreal social purpose organizations, institutions and groups to connect to research, student groups, classes and other resources at McGill.  

Interested in connecting with the McGill community?

Check out these two projects aimed at fostering relationships between the McGill community and community organizations in Montreal.  For more information about connecting to McGill, cat.sede [at] (subject: Connecting%20to%20the%20McGill%20Community) (you can also email us here.)


Community Engagement Day

A day of volunteering activities in partnership with community organizations

Next CED: September 28th, 2017

Alternative Spring Break

A week of volunteering at community organizations during Reading Week

Next ASB: March 5th - March 9th, 2018


SEDE Community Engagement Projects

SEDE also runs a variety of programs aimed at youth mentorship and connecting to communities identified as under-represented at McGill.  Check out our current Community Engagement Projects below and find out how your organization or group can be involved!



 Hidden Gems

An inter-generational story-telling project

Homework Zone

After-school volunteer youth mentorship

My Day @ McGill

The students from Homework Zone find out what it's like to be a McGill student for the day!

Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops

A discussion and a healthy meal with the parents from Homework Zone

Maison des Jeunes Côte-des-Neiges

Volunteer teen mentorship in Côte-des-Neiges

Ronteweiénstha Tehonatatia'takéhnhen

Youth mentorship and homework help with students in Kahanawake

McGill High School Community Leadership Award

Recognizing the impact of high school student leaders in their communities



Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.* 

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


Upcoming Events

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