ACCM’s Education for Prevention department offers innovative and inspired programs that aim to decrease the transmission of HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections. The programs nurture the confidence and self-determination required to overcome shame and make informed and autonomous decisions regarding one’s sexual health.
Aire ouverte is a place for young people who are 12 to 25 years old. In collaboration with local organizations, youth can receive various services related to: Physical health (e.g., sexuality, pregnancy, screening tests, medical examinations); Well-being (e.g., conflict, violence, difficult relationships, drugs, alcohol, addictive games); emotions and mental health (e.g., anger, sadness, concerns about the future, anxiety, depression, difficult situations). Professionals, such as a nurse or a social worker, are on site and can answer questions or help youth find the right services to meet their needs.
Les jeunes de 12 à 25 anIf you are a young person aged 12 to 25, you will find mental health and well-being services at Aire Ouverte. These services are available on-site, or, depending on the case, at one of our partner sites. The staff are competent and understanding. They will help you in a non-judgmental way, regardless of your situation, occupation, or condition. The services offered are free and confidential. You can come with or without an appointment., trouveras à Aire ouverte des services pour ta santé et ton bien-être. Ces services sont disponibles sur place ou, selon le cas, chez l’un de nos partenaires. Le personnel présent est compétent et compréhensif. Il t’aidera sans porter de jugement, peu importe ta situation, ton occupation ou ta condition. Les services offerts sont gratuits et confidentiels. Tu peux t’y rendre avec ou sans rendez-vous.
AlterHéros is a non-profit community organization staffed almost entirely by volunteers. AlterHéros’ mission is to foster the development of individuals in relation to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sexuality. While the services are mainly tailored towards the needs of young people aged 14 to 35, resources are available to any individual who may need information or support regardless of age.
The Atwater Library and Computer Centre foster positive digital citizenship and we engage people in creative new media production. Since 2007 they have worked with over 75 partner organizations and schools and through them, more than 5,500 individuals ranging in age from 6 to 96. Programs range from connecting people in a digital lifestyle to preventing cyberbullying.
The employment preparation program began in 2022 and is the result of the collaboration between Bienvenue à NDG and the NDG Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi. The program consists of three main parts: participant needs assessment, small group training and networking. The main objective of the program is to offer a complete preparation for the Quebec job market.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches young people facing adversity with trained adult mentors in 1-1 or group mentoring programs. Mentoring is an important way to give youth experience with these essential back-and-forth relationships, developing them into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.
Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal. They offer schools tours during Black History Month, and appeal to young audiences through a variety of topics and shows. Their Artist Mentorship Program is an annual program that aims to guide and facilitate emerging artists who are mainly Black or people of colour towards a sustainable professional career.
Le projet Option Protection est un projet parapluie qui consiste à organiser une médiation culturelle dans les sphères de vulnérabilités des communautés ethnoculturelles qui entravent leur insertion sociale réussie au sein de la société. Le projet Option Protection est un projet parapluie qui consiste à organiser une médiation culturelle dans les sphères de vulnérabilités des communautés ethnoculturelles qui entravent leur insertion sociale réussie au sein de la société.
The Carrefour Jeunesse-emploi, in consultation with the community, supports young people aged 16 to 35 who live in the city center, transit or frequent it by motivating and mentoring them, in the pursuit of their educational projects, professionals, creatives or entrepreneurs to find their place on the job market in Montreal and elsewhere.
The Volunteer Bureau of Montreal (VBM) promotes volunteerism among Montrealers and reinforces the practice of volunteerism within the organizations in its territory. It supports Meals on Wheels and Community Meals on Wheels services affiliated with its network.
The CVAC offers front-line services to any crime victim or witness. Help from CAVACs is available whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted, or convicted. The CAVACs work in collaboration with experts from the legal community, health and social services networks and community organizations.
The Bon Courage Community Centre is a living environment. Its mission is to welcome, accompany and support the residents of the Hodge-Carré Benoît borough and its surroundings. It works with its residents to design projects aimed at their personal development, as well as social and community development.
Our objectives: to provide all age groups with access to a variety of recreational activities in a community setting; to keep our seniors active and involved; to contribute to the educational and artistic development of children aged 0 to 5; to organize a homework assistance service for neighbourhood children; to contribute to the development of a sense of belonging within the community; to promote the integration and francization of newcomers through recreational activities within an active and caring community; or, to develop new projects.
Nos objectifs: Donner accès à tous les groupes d’âges à des activités de loisirs variées dans un cadre communautaire et de proximité; Maintenir nos ainés actifs et engagés; Contribuer au développement éducatif et artistique des enfants de 0 à 5 ans; Organiser un service d’aide aux devoirs pour les enfants du quartier; Contribuer au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance au sein de la communauté; Favoriser l’intégration et la francisation des nouveaux arrivants par la pratique de loisirs au sein d’une communauté active et bienveillante; ou tenir de nouveaux projets.
The Centre Lasallien is a socio-educational centre dedicated to the integral development of youth, using an inclusive approach that prioritises underprivileged community members. Through our educational work with young people and their families, we aim to reduce inequalities and increase their chances of social and academic success. By offering a stimulating environment, we help young people to become involved, open, proactive, and responsible citizens.
The mission of the CPRLV is to prevent radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts by educating, mobilizing, and supporting the people of Montreal and Quebec in a community-based approach. This approach is deployed to take pre-emptive action, oriented towards accessibility for all, in collaboration with partners from all backgrounds and rooted in both scientific and practical expertise.
The MSAC provides a safe, non-judgmental space where people affected by sexual assault are welcomed, listened to, believed, and supported in accordance with their choices and their needs.
Lifeline is a non-sectarian agency dedicated to helping everyone affected by addiction. They offer a full range of treatment options and comprehensive youth at-risk programs. People suffering from substance and behavioural addictions and their family members are guided through the process of healing and recovery.
Chalet KENT is a place where youth members and adults actively work together to create a safe space for youth between ages 11 and 18. With diverse art projects and programs the goal is the same, to give youth a safe space to explore, build, and deepen their understanding of art and activism. While gaining the tools needed to think critically and responsibly.
The mission of Chantiers Jeunesse is to foster the development of young, active, and socially engaged citizens while encouraging community development. Through their projects, young people increase their potential and gain new skills, all while discovering a new country or region.
CCS offers a variety of programs for youth. For example, the Friendship club is a social skills development program for students in grade 1-6; the Lion’s roar prepares children to deal with the situation they may encounter in their lives such and conflicts, bullying, anxiety, and building resilience. A final program is all about girls’ empowerment, which gives them the tools to navigate the social issues they face. They also provide workshops for children and parents. These include the mother goose program for infants, the early head start program for children 0-5 with the goal of strengthening family relationships and preparing children for school. They have the little learner program, which is a cooperative early childhood education program focusing on school readiness for children 2-5 years old. Finally, they have family matters, which is a parent education and support program.
CEDEC helps communities achieve lasting economic success by identifying and leveraging their strongest opportunities for growth and investment. They create public-private-civil society partnerships that harness combined resources and expertise, foster innovation and creativity, and drive economic development. They provide coordinated, integrated leadership of initiatives and contribute actively at all stages to their achievement, from idea to action to results. They're objectives are to help create jobs, upskill and place workers, increase wages and revenues, build and grow businesses, and increase investments.
The programs of the Côtes-des-Neiges Black Community Association are a beautiful reflection of the cultures of our community. They believe in the potential of our members, and we understand the components they need to enhance and enrich their lives. Their goal is to create custom activities for our youth, families, and seniors that supports their overall health and well-being. Programs include: Teen leadership summer; All star summer camp; All star March Break camp; All star Saturdays; Fathers and kid's basketball; Strengthening Families Program.
DESTA offers a culturally-relevant workforce development program for individuals with little-to-no work experience or who have been away from the labour force for some time. Employability and soft skills workshops are offered alongside individual employment counseling. DESTA also provides temporary work placement and on-site paid training.
Digital Moment is catalyzing change makers through immersive and engaging experiences where young people can learn digital skills such as coding, algorithm and data literacy, and artificial intelligence to have a social impact. The organization believes in inclusive offerings that cater for a diverse range of young people and learning styles, connected in their pursuit of building a brighter future.
The mission of the DBYLC is to foster the development of honest citizens, good and kind young people and building positive leaders. This mission is carried out through a variety of youth activities that have as their finality education, prevention, and leadership training. We implement an active leadership presence that develops trustworthy and nurturing friendships in a safe and supervised environment. Through mentorship, we provide opportunities for today's youth culture to share their gifts and talents for the betterment of others and our community. Programs include summer camp; youth zone; tutoring.
In this activity, students learn about the legal aspects of bullying such as criminal law, sharing of intimate images, the right to control images of themselves and possible resources. Students then take a position on these issues.
Students’ educational journeys are often marked by important challenges, and motivation and perseverance are essential for their success. By adopting certain strategies, parents can contribute positively to their child’s progress. Information is relevant for all adults working with children.
F.A.C.E.S works with and seek to inspire ALL youth but especially those who are vulnerable and at-risk. Whether the challenge be homelessness, aging out of foster care, abuse, neglect, physical, mental, or intellectual disability, our mandate is to assist those young adults to the lack of natural support needed to effect positive change in their lives. Their mission is to ensure that our youth adopt the skills they need to be successful in life.
The mission of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête is to prevent psychological distress in young people aged 11 to 18 in Quebec. They accomplish this mission by providing teens, their parents and school staff with online tools and awareness workshops in schools. Their mission is to destigmatize, raise awareness, and empower, to help the next generations face the life’s challenges.
The Marie-Vincent Foundation wants to help build a world free of violence. To achieve this, it is currently involved in developing a protective community that will ensure the optimal development of all young people, including victims of sexual and physical violence and children who have sexual behaviour problems.
For Us Girls is developing the self-esteem, confidence, and emotional intelligence of young womxn and girls. They are training young womxn and girls as web developers, designers, and computer programmers. The organization empowering innovators with our 7-week professional development & entrepreneurship training accelerator.
GenieLab empowers youth and promotes digital literacy by bridging the gap between design, art, and technology, one experience at a time. GénieLab is a non-profit organization determined to transform digital citizenship and provide hands-on experiences accessible for all, including special needs, disadvantaged, and underserved youth. They design and develop creative solutions to digital literacy challenges in order to improve access to technology using an approach grounded in collaboration, experimentation, and STEAM education.
Girls Action builds the skills and confidence of girls, young women, and gender diverse youth from coast to coast, including inner city, remote, and Northern communities. They provide spaces for women, girls, and gender diverse youth to speak out, build skills and create action on issues that are important to them.
GRIS Montreal is committed to awareness & tolerance building of gay and bisexual people. They offer a workshop for both elementary & secondary students where someone with lives experience explains their situation almost like a "human library" and then the kids can ask questions about the person's situation.
The team at Hands on Media designs and facilitates workshops for students and educators to build capacity, while increasing the reach of media education curriculum for maximum impact. Each workshop is tailored to support local needs, objectives, and the technology level of participants. Workshops are available in beginner to advanced levels.
Head & Hands strives to promote the physical and mental well-being of youth. Their approach is preventative, inclusive, non-judgmental, and holistic, with a fundamental commitment to providing a supportive environment for youth experiencing marginalization(s). They seek to empower youth, and to facilitate social change based on the needs of youth within our community and society at large.
February signals the half-way mark to the end of the school year and the start of registration for the fall CEGEP term. It’s a month when students can feel like they’ve run out of steam, sluggish, and unmotivated. So HSD is a chance for everyone to talk about persevering in school and to show their encouragement for students young and old—a chance to highlight how far they have come and give them a boost so they can finish the school year strong. It is a chance to highlight the importance of staying in school, for the well-being of both individual students and society as a whole.
Au cœur de son environnement et attentif aux besoins évolutifs de son milieu, Horizon Carrière voit, par son accompagnement socioprofessionnel, à promouvoir et à assurer l’intégration en emploi et l’épanouissement des personnes qui sollicitent ses services, en misant sur leur plein potentiel et leur volontariat. Horizon Carrière voit aussi à créer avec les partenaires, des conditions gagnantes pour le bien-être de la population.
Interligne is a front-line centre for help and information for people affected by sexual diversity and gender diversity. Through the 24-hour service, they provide support to LGBTQ+ people, their loved ones and community, school, health, and social service staff. Through their outreach activities, they also promote a greater openness of society towards the realities of LGBTQ+ people.
The Direction de l’IVAC is charged with compensating rescuers and crime victims. Benefits may vary with the circumstances involved. A number of services are offered to help victims and rescuers mitigate the consequences of a traumatic event and support them throughout their recovery; in certain cases, financial assistance may also be available.
The Ivirtivik Centre South, located in the Montreal borough of Verdun, has for objective to help participants join the workforce or return to school. Four professionals employed at the Centre help participants develop personal and professional skills through coursework and activities, exploratory visits, and individual counseling. Services are offered in French, English and Inuktitut.
The school support program consists of structured and intensive youth intervention services for children aged 6 to 17 who are experiencing difficulties at school. These interventions take shape in the form of school workshops after school hours. During the small group tutoring workshops, facilitators provide students with the encouragement and methodological help they need to learn their lessons and complete their homework. The program focuses on a personalised approach based on small successes.
Their mission is to support school reenrollment and to prevent the educational and social dropout phenomenon among young people. More precisely, we offer youth a structured environment and psycho-social support adapted to their needs. The organization works to help these young people regain their self-esteem, to revalidate their studies and to provide them with all the necessary tools for their reintegration in academic and social circles! To achieve this, they provide these young people with continuous and personalized mentoring support for the academic, social and personal aspects of their lives. Their six programs are aimed at 9- to 20-year-olds in elementary and high schools.
The mission of the Center for Volunteer Action Saint-Laurent inc. is to promote volunteerism in the various sectors of human activity and to create a response to the needs of the community.
The LGBTQ+ Family Coalition is a community rights organization that advocates for the social and legal recognition of families that come under the umbrella of sexual and gender diversity.
LCSM promotes personal growth and the pursuit of learning and development. To this end, LCSM offers a variety of cultural, sporting, and social/recreational activities for all ages. LCSM applies the principles of simplicity, effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency. The organization works to put its strengths to work for the success of priority projects in the borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension and to provide the necessary leadership.
To meet the homework help needs of children aged 6 to 12, the MDFSL after school project Après l’école offers homework assistance in the community during the school year combined with sports and recreational activities to encourage healthy lifestyle habits, develop a positive attitude toward school, and improve self-esteem.
The MDJ-RDP is a place for general knowledge, recreation, educational support in partnership with Jean-Grou high school, and delinquency prevention and intervention for youth aged 12 to 17. The youth are supervised by trained and responsible workers who care about their development and growth. In short, the MDJ acts as a toolbox that provides adolescents with the tools to build their future and achieve their goals. All activities offered are free.
Youth centers are associations of young people and adults who have given themselves the mission, on a voluntary basis, in their community, to hold a lively meeting place where young people from 12 to 17 years old, in contact with adult representatives, can become critical, active and responsible citizens.
The mission is to welcome, educate, integrate and improve the living conditions of people of Haitian, Afro-descendant, and immigrant origin. Dedicated to defending their rights and promoting their participation in the development of the host society, Maison d'Haïti's work is based on a civic approach that will enable them to speak out and participate actively in society. Maison d'Haïti's work centres on six focus areas: Education, Family, Women, Integration, Youth, and the Arts Centre. It develops activities for its participants in the areas of education, immigration, integration, support for young people and families, women's empowerment, and economic, social, and cultural inclusion.
Programs at Mosaik are focused on children’s global development with a particular emphasis on language development and school readiness. For parents, they offer support and help while they build confidence and vital parenting skills. They are an inclusive Centre welcoming all families including new immigrants and refugee claimants. They are an important site for community building and creating bonds of friendship and support for our families. Maison Mosaik will always maintain its core programs, but will also adapt, change, and respond to the needs and requests of our participants and start new programs that meet the needs of our community quickly. They offer real, complete and comprehensive services and support to families, especially the most vulnerable, isolated and/or marginalized.
The Frederick Phillips Summer Program is named after McGill Law’s first Black graduate and the first Black lawyer in Quebec. It was created to introduce Black youth in Montreal, who are near the end of their High School studies as well as those in CEGEP, to various parts of our legal education and system through interactive activities, field visits, lectures and more. NOTE: Deadlines may vary by academic year.
The goal of the Montreal Assault Prevention Centre is to confront the reality of violence with a variety of public education forums focusing on assault prevention. The Montreal Assault Prevention Centre is a non-profit organization and a registered charity which offers an array of workshops on assault prevention to groups particularly vulnerable to assault – children, adolescents, women of all ages and people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. All our programs focus on developing skills and resources to help people face difficult and dangerous situations.
Montreal Relève’s flagship program, Students Business provides a privileged encounter between high school students and Montreal professional circles. For the participants, these meetings initiate the first career reflections upstream of career choices, allowing them to explore current and future know-how and interpersonal skills, valued on the job market.
The Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC) seeks to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants, refugees, and members of established ethnocultural communities. Addressing issues of language, culture, religion, and other aspects of cultural diversity can promote greater equity in mental health care.
Native Montreal is partnering with Homework Zone to offer weekly homework help without an appointment on Zoom, to young people aged 10 to 16. Homework Zone (HZ) is a free after-school program to help students with homework and build community through small group tutoring, workshops, and mentoring relationships with McGill University student volunteers.
P.A.C.T supplies the street workers, which are essentially social workers whose job involves taking action directly on the field, to serve as a bridge between the kids having problems, the neighborhood and the traditional help networks which are available to them (community organizations, CLSCs, hospitals, homeless shelters, job resource centers etc.). The "consultation" aspect of this profession also plays a decisive role. This is why street workers take part in developing community action plans with local partners, supporting collaborative efforts.
In the therapeutic community environment, residents work through the underlying issues that caused their substance abuse and develop a set of social competencies that will help them deal with the challenges of everyday life without resorting to drug abuse. Participants develop the self-esteem and confidence to go on to lead healthy, productive, drug-free lives.
The organization provides training to coaches to not only assist youth with sport, but to be mentors in the lives of youth. The Pour 3 Points organization has an exponential effect: the coaches that are trained work with approximately 12 young people per year. They become agents of change within the sports community and the education sector. Lastly, the youth participating in the program has a positive impact on their environment.
The mission of Prevention NDG-CDN is to provide citizens residing in the Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhoods with the expertise and tools necessary to improve their quality of life with respect to urban security, the environment, and other social issues. They provide outreach services to residents by meeting them where they work, live and play.
The unique programs offered by Project LOVE engage youth participants in a process of self-discovery that empowers them to become leaders in their schools and communities. LOVE offers youth a safe space through which they develop a sense of belonging. Participants learn to express their experiences through writing and photography, to share their stories with their peers, to develop their emotional intelligence, and to become agents of change.
The Da Costa Hall transition program will equip the students starting high school with the appropriate information and tools needed to adapt to High school. Every day, beyond the regular curriculum, the students have one period of highly interactive workshops or tutorials. The topics covered during the workshops include High School 101 & Time management; goal setting; time management and organization and many more.
Les Scientifines' mission is to promote sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to young girls aged 8 to 17 from underprivileged neighborhoods to allow them to develop transversal skills and counter school drop-out and poverty among women. They encourage these young girls to persevere in their studies and whatever they undertake, despite the various problems they face.
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. Their services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, they offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault. SACOMSS strives to be a pro-survivor, pro-feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-ableist, anti-classist, queer-positive, trans-positive, pro-sex worker, and anti-oppressive organization. They provide an accessible, non-judgmental, and safer space for members of many different communities and identifications. All their services are open to the public and are provided free of charge.
Share the Warmth’s Tutoring program was developed in 2010 in response to the high dropout rate in Point Saint-Charles (one of the highest in the province). The tutors have noticed an upsurge of learning disabilities in children from their program in recent years. In 2021, the specialized tutoring program was born as a direct response to the community’s needs.
SILK (Sexual Information Leads to Knowledge) is an educational program that provides English speaking high schools with free workshops geared to increase awareness and knowledge on sexual orientation, gender identity, diversity, and inclusivity. This program aims to dispel homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, queerphobia, intersexism and heterosexism to help make schools a safer space for all students.
STEP is specifically designed for students who are interested in a career in health care or who simply want to volunteer and learn about working in a hospital. STEP is a great way to meet new people, help your community, learn about hospitals, and acquire skills that will assist you in your volunteer work, school and life in general. Students must be 16 to volunteer.
The mission of St-Raymond Community Centre is operationalized through promoting recreational, sporting, community and social activities as essential for individuals, families and the community; to be a voice for the community wishing to maintain fairness and justice among its members; Help the community develop through different quality training. Through education and knowledge of existing resources; respond to diverse and changing demands from community members; provide programs and activities that are part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle; collaborate with the Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough; the City of Montreal in the management and administration of community centers, day camps as well as offering administrative services and support for non-profit organizations and maintenance management for community centers.
The South Asian Women's Community Centre believes in creating a community space for women and their families from all around the world, regardless of their origin, colour, status, age, religion, beliefs, ethnicity, gender expression or sexual orientation. They aim to create spaces to promote community-building, as well as offer a drop-in space for their services. As youth are a important part of our communities, our dedication to creating and sustaining grassroots, youth-led, inclusive and empowerment-based youth programs is a significant part of the work that we do. Programs include high school programming; South Asian Youth Collective; support and advocacy; summer camps; SAY library.
With the belief that suicide is preventable, the mission of Suicide Action Montréal (SAM) is to help prevent these incidents through greater access to information, quality services and resources. SAM recognizes that suicide prevention is a process and provides direct support to those who are lonely, depressed and contemplating suicide. SAM also assists those left behind by suicide including the family and the individual`s social network, support workers, and/or other professionals involved. The strength of these services relies on the commitment of dedicated paid staff and highly trained volunteers. SAM continues to build its expertise through evidence-based research and learning from other community organizations.
Just because it's nice outside, it doesn't mean kids and teens should stop learning. Whether you want to bolster their understanding of science, technology and engineering, develop their creativity through the arts or improve athletic and teamwork abilities, there's something for every age.
Sun Youth summer Day Camp provides children aged 5 to 12 years a safe environment to enjoy an exciting program of indoors and outdoors activities, both educational and fun-filled. Led by a team of qualified instructors who come back year after year, young campers are offered activities such as excursions, sports, horticulture, swimming, games, and outings (amusement parks, museums, water parks), arts & crafts, theatre.
The School of the Greats is based on the principle of mentoring and combines college students with students in grades 1 to 6 of elementary school from disadvantaged backgrounds. The emphasis is on educational success. The program is a win-win: it supports both the educational success of elementary students and their college mentors!
The mission of Toujours Ensembles is to help Verdun youths cope with academic, family, economic and social issues through educational and recreational activities that help them develop their potential. They aim to support young people’s personal, social and educational development as well as encourage academic perseverance
The Children, Youth and Families Department caters to participants from kindergarten to grade 11 through various programs offered from September to August. This department prides itself on offering a balance of academic and socio-recreation programming. They truly believe in developing interpersonal skills such as empathy and social responsibility. These skills are achieved through various monthly themes, special events and community building projects that are incorporated in the following programs: after school program; high school perseverance program; Ped-days; fly Fridays; youth cooperative; weekend activities; March Break camp; early literacy; high school preparation
Welcome Hall Mission’s Children’s Services team collaborates with families to support children in their academic efforts on a daily basis. Children are much more likely to persevere and go on to graduate when they are equipped with study tools and effective strategies for getting their work done. Their academic support program also includes a personal development component with sports activities, themed workshops, and opportunities to express creativity!
WellMTL offers a anti-stigma mental health program for adolescents: School of Talk (SOT). This is a 45-minute workshop that includes both face-to-face contact with a presenter with lived experience and psychoeducation. The SOT workshop teaches 5 practical anti-stigma strategies, including the use of proper dialogue and proper language around mental illness, inclusion techniques, stop and thought challenge for self-stigma, and the bystander effect.
The two greatest values of Westhaven Elmhurst Community Recreation Association are social inclusion and community engagement. They are very proud of where we are from and want to make sure that families in neighborhoods like Cote-des-Neiges have the opportunity to get the most out of where we come from. They believe that increasing access to the Westhaven facility nourishes the dynamic nature of the organization. This extends our capacity to be socially innovative and enhance our impact in the local community, increasing the number of inter-generational relationships between children and their parents, grand-parents, and other family members.