Refugees and asylum seekers coming to Montreal: How you can help
As Montreal deals with the wave of refugees seeking asylum crossing the U.S. border into Quebec, a number of humanitarian and community organizations are now accepting donations in order to help those starting a new life in Canada.
More than 2,500 people, many of them originally from Haiti, are currently in being housed in shelters at Olympic Stadium and a former convent in the city's north end.
If you would like to help by dropping off donations, such as clothes, toys, food and the always needed diapers, the following locations are accepting:
Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul de Montréal
1930 de Champlain St
From 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
3245 Émile-Journault Ave. (Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc Extension)
Résidence YMCA-PRAIDA - CLSC de Côte-des-Neiges - Regional Program for the Settlement and Integration of Asylum Seekers
4039 Tupper St., Westmount
Centre communautaire multi-ethnique de Montréal-Nord
11121 Salk Ave., suite 5A, Montreal North
There is an ongoing campaign to help asylum seekers. At the end of the operation any un-claimed goods will be redistributed to the Montreal community.
Main Number: 514-935-7427
1620 Notre-Dame St. West, - 514-935-7427
5762 Sherbrooke St. West, - 514-488-8714
7066 Saint-Hubert St., - 819-537-8606
3444 Ontario St. East, - 514-529-4025
Quebec Red Cross
6 Place du Commerce, Verdun
4251 St. Urbain St.