Resources

Links to websites & documents to serve members of the community

Legal

Organization                                                                                          Service

Black Coalition of Quebec                                                                                                                         -Free legal service. Job training for youth ages 15-30

Center for Research-Action on Race Relations                                                                                    -Advocacy for victims of discrimination based on race

Desta                                                                                                                                                             -Justice program & various other community programs

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers                                                                                                -Quebec Black Lawyers

Multi-Cafe                                                                                                                                                   -Free legal information, & social wellness advice & referral

Commission des Services Juridiques                                                                                                    -Legal information online (Ex.Am I eligible for legal aid?)

Legal Aid Offices                                                                                                                                       –Find legal services in your region

Community Legal Centre of Montreal                                                                                                 -Legal advice & representation before the courts for free/fee.

OLS Quebec Employment and Labour Lawyers                                                                                 –Labour & employment legal advice at reduced price

Women’s Y of Montreal                                                                                                                              -Free legal advice, and other free community services

Educaloi                                                                                                                                                         -Online legal information

Commission Of Human Rights & Rights Of Youth                                                                                -Rights recognized by the Charter

West Island Sexual Assault Center                                                                                                             –Legal recourse and advocacy for sexual assault victims 

Quebec Victim Advocacy Association                                                                                                           -Links to resources that can help victims of criminal acts and those close to them

Housing/Shelter

Organization                                                                Service

Women’s Y of Montreal                                                                                                                     -Housing support

Project Genesis                                                                                                                                    -Housing Rights,help with welfare,family allowance

West Island Crisis Centre                                                                                                                   –Short term housing with transitional apartment

Tracom                                                                                                                                                    –Short term housing, community follow up and 24hr helpline

Quebec Rental Board                                                                                                                           –Information about rental housing agreement law

Office Municipal d’Habitation de Montreal                                                                                     -Subsidized Housing    

Multi-Cafe                                                                                                                                                -Advice and referrals for poor housing conditions

Old Brewery Mission                                                                                                                              -Homeless & reintegration services

La Maison du Pere                                                                                                                                   -Helping Homeless men from 25 years old and plus

Auberge Transition                                                                                                                                  -Shelter for abused women

Face a Face                                                                                                                                                 -Housing & accompaniment

Immigration

Organization                                                                    Service

Immigrant Workers Centre                                                                                                  –Defends the rights of immigrants in their workplaces

Citizenship & Immigration Canada                                                                                    –Information on Citizenship & Immigration Canada

Working in Quebec- Provincial Website                                                                           –Quebec’s job market, evaluation of your education, regulated trades & professions.

Living in Quebec-Provincial Website                                                                                -Living in Quebec, from culture, temperature, housing, child-care

Health Insurance Card (RAMQ)                                                                                        –Information concerning Quebec’s health insurance plan

Health Insurance Card (RAMQ)                                                                                       -Register for health insurance card.

Canadian Council for Refugees                                                                                        -Advocate for the rights and protection of refugees and migrant in Canada

L’Hirondelle                                                                                                                          -Welcoming and Integration Services for Newcomers

Bienvenue NDG                                                                                                                    -Settlement assistance & integration for newcomers

Mental Health/Physical Health

Organization                                                              Service

Black Healing Fund                                                                 –Provide Black people with discretionary funding for therapy & mental health focused resources.

Healing in Color                                                                       –Offers a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC

Black Mental Health Connection                                           -Resources, Crisis hotline, seasonal LGBTQ peer support group

Reisa                                                                                             –Works to increase access to health and social services in English for residents of Montreal’s east-end

Head & Hands                                                                            -Free legal clinic & Medical clinic YPP & Social services, Food pantry (youth 12-25)

Amcal Family Services                                                              -Counseling for youth between the ages of 7 and 17

Suicide Action Montreal                                                            -Suicide hotline, help survivors of suicide cope, resources (1 866 277-3553).

Tracom                                                                                           -Crisis intervention services

Women Aware                                                                              –Support groups, drop in services, telephone helpline and court accompaniment

Auberge Transition                                                                      -Shelter & support for abused women.

Women’s Center of Montreal                                                     -Counselling/ referral services for women. 

Face a Face                                                                                     –Free 8-week counselling; drop-in support groups; listening; general assistance

Portage                                                                                            –Drug addiction rehabilitation & employment reintegration programs.

Sante Monteregie                                                                           -Specialized addiction rehabilitation services aim to prevent, reduce and treat

Montreal Sexual Assault Center                                                  -Free medical, counselling for sexual assault victims, listening, support & referral.

West Island Sexual Assault Center                                              –Phone support and references crisis intervention, individual/group support

Montreal Alzheimer’s Society                                                        -Care & Support services, resources

Health Insurance Card(RAMQ)                                                    -Information concerning Quebec’s health insurance plan

Health Insurance Card(RAMQ)                                                    -Register card

Jewish General Hospital Website Resources                             -Find websites for various health concerns

Employment/ Entrepreneurship

Organization                                                                 Service

Women’s Y of Montreal                                                                                                                  -Employability services

Black Coalition of Quebec                                                                                                              -Job training for youth ages 15-30

Desta                                                                                                                                                  -Employability services

Cote des Neiges Job Search Center                                                                                             -Employment support

Emploi Quebec                                                                                                                                –Job/internship placement,job search tools

Government of Canada                                                                                                                  -Information on Federal Taxes

Revenue Quebec                                                                                                                             -Information on provincial Income Taxes

Quebec Benefits                                                                                                                             -Information concerning financial assistance programs               

Employment Insurance                                                                                                               -Information about Employment Insurance

CNESST (Committee on Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work)                            -Promotes the rights and obligation in the matter of labour

Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi (Insert your municipality)                                                           -Employment services, return to school coaching , entrepreneurship

Tydale St-George Community Centre                                                                                           – Employment services

Links For Job Search Engines

https://www.employesbc.com/job-dashboard-2/jobs/

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

https://www.workopolis.com/en/

https://ca.indeed.com/

https://www.quebec.ca/en/employment/job-offers/available-job-offers/other-job-search-websites/

Education

-Organization                                                        Service

Desta                                                                              -Skills program, education support, tutoring, high school courses

Quebec Board of Black Educators                           -Academic programs, family programs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Personal Development Program

D.E.A.L (Distance Education)                                  -Complete high school closes to earn diploma without attending in-person class. 

Educaloi                                                                        -Who has access to English schools in Quebec.  

Service Quebec Office                                                -Find nearest office, to speak with an employment agent about government funded education program

Dawson College                                                           -Courses refunded by Emploi Quebec if eligible (Service Quebec Office).       

LEARN                                                                          -Free tutoring for students in public or private English schools in Quebec 

C.A.R.I                                                                           -Free tutoring service as a response to Covid-19.

Tydale St-George Community Centre                     -Offer educational support programs

Sun Youth                                                                      -School supply distribution

Special Needs Education

English Montreal School Board                               –Resources, programs and classrooms

Giant Steps                                                                   -School welcomes students aged 4 to 21 years old with autism spectrum disorders

Miriam Foundation                                                     -Various programs for people with intellectual disabilities, autism and/or neuro developmental disorders

Montreal Oral School For the Deaf                           -Teaches children with a hearing loss to listen and speak

Learn/ Improve French

Organization                                                                  Service

Yes Montreal                                                   -Re-introduction of the basic structures of French. Not for people with little French language skills. 4 weeks 75$

Maison De l’Amitie                                           -Six week language class for all levels, regardless of your Status in Canada. 165$

Korpus Laval (website only in French)         –Improve your French grammar and spelling.10 hours.  40$

Service Quebec Office                                       –Find nearest office, to speak with an employment agent about funded language classes.

Dawson College(French description only)   -Learn French verbs to improve writing. 72$ if eligible for Service Quebec program.

Dawson College(French description only)   -Learn French grammar to improve writing. 72$ if eligible for Service Quebec program.

Dawson College(French description only)    -Recognize syntax & grammar errors to improve writing. 90$  if eligible for Service Quebec program.

Dawson College(French description only)     -Read & understand administrative text.72$ if eligible for Service Quebec program.

Cejep Limoilou(Website only in French)       –French online course, independent learning(Rosetta Stone).Access to resources for 5 months.160$

Cejep Limoilou(Website only in French)        -Perfect French writing skills at your own pace. 20 hrs. 120$  

Learn French Government du Quebec              -Free French tools & resources online  for everyone.                                                                                                                                             

Learn French Government du Quebec              -Information for government funded French classes for immigrants.

Certificates and copies of acts (Birth, marriage, civil union, death)

Covid-19

Organization                                              Service

Covid-19 Legal Clinic                                                                              -Legal clinics that are open

Covid-19 Mental Health Support                                                          -CLSC Psychosocial intake

Employment Insurance                                                                           -Information concerning employment insurance & Covid-19 economic response plan

Heads and Hands                                                                                      –Provide free legal information & Medical clinic YPP & Social services (for youth 12-25)

List Of Pharmacies In Montreal Giving Covid-19 Vaccine – Excel Sheet

Food Baskets

Organization                                         Service

Desta                                            -Community food program, Entrepreneurship, Employability, Education, Justice

Afrique Au Feminin                  -Child care, food baskets, workshops

Multi-Cafe                                  -Food basket, referral services for people experiencing significant economic and social difficulties,  & other services

The Depot                                   -Food support, individual support & referrals

Heads and Hands                     -Food Pantry. Distributed on a monthly basis for those under 25 or with dependents under 25

Share The Warmth                   –Foster the development and success of youth, increases food security and health for all. 

Sun Youth                                  -Food bank, financial assistance, material assistance prevention/education, recreation, sports programs         

Chez Doris                                -Service for women that provide a daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Once a month, they distribute emergency food baskets.

      

Domestic Abuse

Organization                                                      Service

Chez Doris                                             -Daytime shelter for women in difficulty. Services such as physical health, education and socio-recreational

Femmes Averties/Women Aware    –Supports women and strive to end domestic violence against women, men, children and youth

Auberge Transition                      -Shelter & support services for women

Women’s Centre of Montréal    -Counselling/ referral services for women 

Auberge Shalom                         -A center for women in abusive relationships & their children (for all women from diverse background)       

Maison Flora Tristan                -Emergency support services  for women & their children who are victims of domestic violence. Offer transitional housing         

Educaloi                                      -Ending a lease for spousal or sexual violence   

Government of Quebec          -Information, resources, helpline for domestic abuse 

Shelter Safe                               -Find a woman’s shelter in Quebec                                           

Culture/Social

Organization                                                                 Service

The Council for Black Aging Montreal Community                        -Educational, exercise/fitness, and social/recreational activities

The Yellow Door                                                                                   -Intergenerational wellness group, Matching senior and youth, vegan café

Cote-Des-Neige Community Association                                        -Supports the development of the Black community

Sun Youth                                                                                               -Seniors Club, sports, special programs, camp

Black Theater Workshop                                                                      -Theater that reflects works of black community

LOVE                                                                                      -Engage youth  in a process of self-discovery, & leadership through photography,& writing.

Westhaven                                                                            -After school program, summer Camp, teen drop in center

Project 10                                                                             -Socialize with other 2LBTQIAP+ youth, resources, advocacy, & more

Women On The Rise                                                         -Supporting mothers

Elizabeth House       -Supporting mothers and mothers-to-be who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to pregnancy or their role as parents

Mosaik Family Resource Centre                                    -Services  that promote good parenting practices, familial bonding,  & community networking

Tydale St-Georges Community Centre           -Offering programs designed to promote self-reliance, mutual aid and fulfillment through various programs

NDG Community Counsel                                  -Promote, improve and sustain the well-being of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community and its residents.