Community News

Consult our articles on various social and community topics.

School Dropout

by: Nancy Therrien, collaboratrice
School Dropout
Find organizations that offer help and resources against school dropout in Greater Montreal.

The 211 service in now available across Québec

by: 211
The 211 service in now available across Québec
Starting today, the 211 service that refers and informs citizens of the socio-community services and programmes in their area, is available across Québec. Thanks to this implementation, the 40% of Quebecers who do not yet have access to this service will now be able to call 211 to find resources that are close by. This deployment is made possible thanks to the assistance of the Emergency Community Support Fund, an Employment and Social Development Canada programme put in place to support the community sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christmas Baskets

by: Marie-Christine Palardy, Resources and Edition Coordinator - 211 Grand Montréal
Christmas Baskets
How to get a Christmas basket? Find all the information on Holiday food assistance and Christmas sharing stores.

211 service goes nationwide with funding from the Government of Canada

211 service goes nationwide with funding from the Government of Canada
Everyone in Canada will soon have access to 211, a free, confidential information navigation service that connects people to critical government and community-based health and social services in their community thanks to funding from the Government of Canada.

211 Greater Montréal has reached the 100 000 calls milestone

211 Greater Montréal has reached the 100 000 calls milestone
211 Greater Montreal has reached the 100 000 calls milestone, demonstrating its key role as a helpline in the community and social support. More than two years following its launch in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, many citizens, as well as, professionals within the health and social services field, community organizations and elected officials have all embraced this easy-to-remember, three-digit number: 2-1-1.

A tribute to Lorraine Bilocq Lebeau

by: Lucie Kechichian
A tribute to Lorraine Bilocq Lebeau
The Information and Referral Centre pays tribute to one of its pillars, Ms. Lorraine Biloqc Lebeau. The one who held the position of general manager from 1989 to 2013 died on July 12.

211 Greater Montreal Service Available in 200 Languages

211 Greater Montreal Service Available in 200 Languages
The 211 Greater Montreal information and referral service is accessible in over 200 languages, using an interpretation service by videoconferencing. This allows for information about available community resources to be shared with individuals who do not speak English or French. During this health and economic crisis, it is important that no one is left behind.

Legal Aid

by: 211 Team, reviewed by the Commission des services juridiques
Legal Aid
How to get legal help and assistance? Organizations can help you for free or at low cost in legal procedures.

Income Tax Clinics for Low-Income People

by: 211 - Information & Referral Team
Income Tax Clinics for Low-Income People
Find volunteer help for your taxes in Greater Montreal. Low-income people can access a free tax clinic at a partner organization of Revenue Quebec and the Canada Revenue Agency.

211 Greater Montreal Celebrates National 211 Day

by: Lucie Kechichian
211 Greater Montreal Celebrates National 211 Day
The 211 service, which puts citizens in touch with local community organizations and public services, is celebrating National 211 Day to highlight its impact on communities. 211 Greater Montreal, in operation since 2018, is becoming increasingly well known to residents looking for help to deal with difficult or precarious situations and can be proud of its first two years of service.
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