Features  Reorientation Resources

Financial Aid

For more information on these, head over to McGill’s Scholarship and Student Aid website.
Email: student.aid@mcgill.ca
Telephone: 514-398-6013

In-Course Financial Aid: Loans and bursaries designed to help supplement or pay off government- based student loans.
Tuition Deferral: Students can defer the payment of tuition while waiting to receive financial aid or for students who are experiencing funding delays.

Work Study Program: Offers students with financial need access to clerical, research, technical, library or other jobs on campus or in some of the McGill-affiliated hospitals and organizations.

Emergency Financial Aid: Students can apply for emergency fun ding in extenuating circumstances when experiencing a range of financial emergencies. Emergency loans can be processed rapidly by completing an application and immediately calling the financial aid office.

Food Security

Midnight Kitchen: “Midnight Kitchen is a non-profit, worker and volunteer-run collective that operates out of Tio’tia:ke (unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory) dedicated to providing accessible food to as many people as possible. We aim to empower individuals and communities by providing a working alternative to current capitalist, profit-driven systems of food production and distribution.”
Website: midnightkitchen.org
Email: midnightkitchencollective@gmail.com
Facebook: Midnight Kitchen Collective

Food Against Fascism: “Food Against Fascism is a non-profit, community project that prepares and distributes free, hot, healthy meals every Saturday at 2pm at Norman Bethune Square in downtown Montreal.”
Website: foodagainstfacism.org
Email: foodagainstfacism@gmail.com

Quebec Food Banks website
Food Bank locator: https://www.banquesalimentaires.org/en/our-actions/our-network/network-members/map/
Email:info@BanquesAlimentaires.org
Telephone: 514-344-0789

Quebec Collective Kitchen Group: “Quebec Collective Kitchens Association is a non-profit organisation aimed at the promotion and consolidation of emerging collective kitchens in Quebec. The values promoted by the collective kitchens include self-sufficiency, empowerment, dignity, democracy and social justice. Assuming the role of popular educator, the Association offers workshops on starting up and leading collective kitchens, as well as training sessions on economics, politics, social relationships and othe r topics that interest our members.”
Website: http://www.rccq.org/en/
Email: info@rccq.org
Telephone: (514) 529-3448

Housing

Chez Queer: Chez Queer is a Facebook “group for all the queers and queer allies of Montreal to help queers find lovely housemates and safe happy homes. Post ads if you’re looking for a place to stay, a new roommate, a sublet, or just folks to start a new home with.”
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/641712229179289/

Comité logement du Plateau Mont-Royal: “With a $2 yearly membership fee, you can become a member of the CLPMR. In addition to receiving our newsletter, Le Locataire [The Tenant], being a member gives you the right to vote in our general assemblies and to become a part of the administrative council. The CLPMR’s mission is to defend the rights of tenants.”
Website (French only): http://clpmr.com/
Email: clplateau@clpmr.com
Telephone: 514-527-3495

Legal Support

Educaloi: “Éducaloi is a registered charity that was founded in 2000. It is a leader in the movement to improve access to justice in Quebec. The core of our mission is explaining the law to Quebecers in everyday language. Our activities focus on creating legal information in plain language (Web, print, videos, etc.), creating legal education tools for teachers, helping people develop the skills to exercise their rights, sometimes called “legal capability”, raising awareness about how the law is part of everyday life, being a leader in the field of plain legal language, helping other organizations communicate in plain language”
Website: educaloi.qc.ca

McGill Legal Information Clinic: “The Legal Information Clinic at McGill (LICM) is a non-profit, student-run, bilingual and free legal information service. Anyone can make an appointment to access legal information, referral and other services. The Clinic maintains a continuing commitment to meeting the needs of marginalized groups, helping them access information and resources that might otherwise be out of reach.”
Website: licm.ca
Phone number: 514-398-6792

Mile End Legal Clinic: “The Clinic’s service model rests on three important components: 1) We offer free legal consultations from within organizations already deeply rooted in their communities. This allows us to reach a greater number of potential clients and marginalized individuals in particular. 2) We work hard to create a welcoming space to reduce feelings of intimidation that individuals may face in having to deal with a representative of the legal system. 3) We guarantee the financial accessibility of our services by offering them free of charge.”
Website: justicemontreal.org
Phone: 514-507-3054
Email: info@melc.ca

Healthcare

Head and Hands: “Since 1970, Head & Hands has provided medical, legal and social services to Montreal youth. Today, our services include free weekly drop-in medical clinics, legal information and consultations, counselling, a young parents’ program, youth drop-in, tutoring, street workers, and the Sense Project peer-based sex ed in high schools.”
Telephone: 514-481-0277

AIDS Community Care Montreal: “ACCM is a volunteer-based community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C, to prevent HIV and hepatitis C transmission, and to promote community awareness and action.”
Website: https://accmontreal.org/
Email: info@accmontreal.org
Telephone: 514-527-0928

Montreal Abortion Access Project: “The Montreal Abortion Access Project aims to support abortion access in Montreal. People accessing abortion may be required to navigate an unfamiliar situation on their own or with little support. We created MAAP to bring the principles of doula care to abortion by providing support and accompaniment services. Our current support team is comprised of trained doulas and sexologists.”
Website: http://www.maap-paam.ca/
Email: info@maap-paam.ca

CACTUS Montréal: “CACTUS Montréal is a community organization for the prevention of blood-borne (BBSI) and sexually transmitted infections [that works with] injecting and inhaling drug users, sex workers, and trans people.”
Website: https://cactusmontreal.org/?lang=en
Email: info@cactusmontreal.org
Telephone: 514-847-0067