The Diocese of Montreal takes pride in the number of communities and outreach programs it supports.
Here are a few of them:
Mile-End Community Mission
To create a safe and welcoming community that meets the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of all those that take part in and are empowered by programs and services offered by Mile-End Community Mission. Mile-End Community Mission has been a long-standing pillar in the Mile-End community. An overwhelming number of residents use their services yearly for the betterment of their lives. These services contribute to their emotional, physical and spiritual needs as they continuously strive to become empowered members of this beautiful community. As the only weekly food bank in all of Mile-End, they also provide emergency clothing and food. The centre even acts as a drop-in centre at times providing special meals and a place to go when there is nowhere else to turn. All in all, Mile-End Community Mission supports those in the community that need it the most. This community is one that you and your establishment are a part of. There is no other organization in the area that offers the same services as they do.
St Michael's Mission
To provide assistance, clothing and food to a multilingual and multicultural clientele in Montreal's downtown core. Under its red roof, St Michael's Mission is a non-profit independent agency working directly with the poor and homeless in Montreal’s downtown core. The Mission, as a day centre, provides an important link in the chain of services for the City’s disadvantaged and marginalized population. Today the Mission offers breakfast and lunch, showers and hygiene products, clothing and emergency food to a multilingual and multicultural clientele. Other basic services include crisis intervention, as a first step in the process of rehabilitation as well as assistance in welfare, unemployment, immigration and refugee issues enabling clients to take their place in today's society. In addition, information and referral services are given on mental health and addiction problems.
Action Réfugiés Montréal (ARM)
Action Réfugiés Montréal is a non-profit, faith-inspired organization that seeks justice for refugees. They give their first attention to the most vulnerable: women and children. They work to understand and address their needs and they value their potential contributions to our society. They promote partnerships among people in refugee and faith communities and society at large for mutual empowerment. Since being founded in 1994, ARM has helped over 2000 refugees find the safety they seek and go on to contribute to Canadian society. More than 70% of the overseas refugees they have sponsored have been accepted by Canada. The refugee experience is one of exile and loss. When people are forced to flee their country, they lose home, community and often family. ARM’s three programs help refugees claim their right to asylum and rebuild lives in their new community. ARM relies on the expertise and commitment both of their small staff, and of the wider Montreal community. Since 1994 they have matched 200 refugee women with Montreal volunteers who help them adjust to life in Canada. ARM staff and volunteers have visited thousands of refugee claimants held in detention, assisted in many sponsorship cases and intervened in dozens of policy issues.
Tyndale St-George's Community Centre
Since 1927, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre has provided empowering educational programming for residents of Little Burgundy from birth through adulthood. Programs range from early literacy programs for 0 to 5 year-olds to life skills training for adults. Our aim is to ensure that each member of our community has the opportunity and skills needed to realize their potential.
To empower the community of Little Burgundy by offering programs designed to promote self-reliance, mutual aid and fulfillment through education, cultural, social, employment and recreational programs, providing individuals and families with encouragement, tools, opportunities and support.
To help develop the community of Little Burgundy and to work with community partners to enhance the cultural, social, economic and environmental well-being of the community.
To be a presence to the community of Little Burgundy and accompany its people through their struggles and successes.