Community Organizations

Afghan Women's Centre

Afghan Women's Centre is an organization that connects Afghan women with one another and the greater Montreal community. They provide language classes in English and French as well as skills shares and cooking workshops and much more!


Support, education, info, resources for families where members have mental health difficulties, indiv. & family counseling

Association des Parents pour la Santé Mentale (APSM)

Support, education, info, resources for families [F]

Baobab Familial (Cote des Neiges)

Family support centre that serves the Cote des Neiges community only, offering workshops, communal dinners, homework help, and children's activities. 
The Caregiver Network

Online learning network for family caregivers. Provides articles with information and resources on health and wellness issues.

Chez Doris 

Chez Doris is a charitable organization offering a daytime shelter 7 days a week for all women in difficulty. The house provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment.

Collective Community Services (Verdun) 

Primarily working with the English-speaking community, CCS aims to reduce isolation for those living in poverty, especially with children, youth, and families.
Diet Dispensary

The Diet Dispensary offers nutritional and social support to pregnant women so they can give birth to healthy babies and keep themselves healthy and fed! 


Represents all family mental health organizations; info, resources

Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Centre (Kahnawà:ke)

The mission is to lead and support all Kahnawa’kehró:non to practice, maintain, respect, renew, and enhance Kanien’kéha language beliefs, values, customs, and traditions through the development, delivery, and sharing with all peoples, cultural and educational activities which will ensure the continued existence of present and future generations.

Maison de l'Amitié (Plateau Mont-Royal)

Dedicated to promoting the social integration of immigrants (regardless of their status) and reducing cultural and linguistic divisions within the community. Offers language classes (French, English, Spanish, Mohawk), tool lending, and community involvement in the form of farmer's markets, music festivals etc. 
Montreal Families

A comprehensive online directory of events, services, classes, and many other resources for children in Montreal. The organization publishes an award-winning, free, monthly magazine available at many locations around the city that includes a calendar of events, as well as news about children's health and well-being. 

Montreal Pour Enfants

A French language online directory of family-friendly events and services. A free copy of their magazine can be found at many locations across the city. 

Native Friendship Centre of Montreal

Non-profit, non-sectarian autonomous centre dedicated to improving life for the urban Aboriginal community of Montreal, with services comprising health, social, legal, orientation/information, education, training, and employment referral.

NDG Food Depot (NDG)

The NDG Food Depot is a community-based non-profit organization that works collaboratively with other community partners to address issues of food security in NDG and the surrounding areas.  Their objectives are to reduce the hardship of living in poverty by improving food security for people with insufficient income, increasing access to healthy food, alleviating social isolation and fostering social integration of all community members, and educating the public at large about issues of poverty and hunger.

People's Potato

The People's Potato is a collectively-run soup kitchen that offers vegan meals to Concordia students and community members on a by-donation basis. No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Located at 1455 de Maisonneuve West on the 7th floor of Concordia University's Hall building. 

Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre (Little Burgundy, St. Henri, Point St.Charles, Verdun and LaSalle.) Offering services to seniors, including home support, transportation for errands, social events, and intergenerational programming. 

Santropol Roulant (Plateau Mont-Royal)

Santropol Roulant uses food as a vehicle to break social and economic isolation between generations. Creatively and collaboratively, they strengthen and nourish their local community with their novel approaches to active youth engagement, urban and peri-urban food systems, food security and community care.

Service à la Famille Chinoise Centre

Services aimed at facilitating Asian, and particularly Chinese, immigrants and their families into Quebec life, including listening and referral services, employment help, domestic abuse support, and language classes. 

Share the Warmth Food Bank (Point St-Charles)

The Food Bank provides a three- to four-day emergency supply of food to individuals and families living in the Southwest borough and Verdun who are trying to make ends meet

South Asian Women’s Community Centre (Plateau-Mont-Royal)

Develops programmes to facilitate women of South Asian origin gaining autonomy, working collectively, making inroads into Canadian and Quebecois society and seeking redress against discrimination. Programs include youth support, language classes, and workshops. 

St. James Drop-In Centre

Catered to people struggling with issues related to homelessness, mental illness and addiction. Offers basic services such as meals, access to showers, and clean clothes, provides counselling, crisis intervention, monitoring of medication, assistance with welfare, and help finding housing.

Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre (Little Burgundy)

Offering programs designed to promote self-reliance, mutual aid, and fulfillment of the community, with after school and other youth programs, employment skills training, and a free legal clinic.

Welcome Hall Mission

Offering emergency shelter, addiction treatment, transitional housing, life coaching, children's and youth services, a food bank, education, and medical services. 

The Yellow Door

Aims to empower older adults and young people to initiate and engage in community and creative projects that promote social inclusion, combat urban isolation across all generations, and spark positive societal change.

YMCA (various locations)

Offers health and fitness services, community programs, and language schools. Some programs include short-term housing for asylum seekers, alternative justice programs, compensatory work programs, and a toy library for kids.

Youth In Motion (Little Burgundy)

Provides an "oasis for youth" through academic tutoring, music and video making, youth exchange, and leadership & mentorship groups. 

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. 


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