In support of Refugees

Here are the three charity finalists who were drawn at random:




Please scroll down to learn more about each of the finalists.


Montreal City Mission

Montreal City Mission (MCM) is a downtown community organization that’s been finding long-term solutions to problems of poverty and social exclusion since 1910.   MCM helps children from low-income families, children with special needs, refugees, and immigrants in Montreal.

They help break their isolation and ease their integration through various  crucial programs including a legal information clinic and affordable summer camp. The Just Solutions Clinic assists individuals from vulnerable groups in society (refugees and others) seeking information, support and accompaniment in the defense of their rights.

Annual revenue:  $511 891.00

Years in operation: 112 years


 Afghan Women's Centre of Montreal 

AWC empowers socially isolated immigrant women within Montreal through creating programs according to their needs, facilitating self-development workshops and promoting team-based projects.  They work with women on an individual and collective basis to help empower them to participate fully in their communities, discover their place in society, break isolation and find the best ways to meet their needs, both economically and socially. AWCM and partners are assisting newly displaced Afghans with shelter, food, clothing, health, and sanitation support.

Annual revenue:  $155,401.00

Years in operation:  20 years


Welcome Collective

Welcome Collective is an organization whose core mission is to mobilize Montreal’s local community to provide immediate help to the city’s most precarious refugee claimants.  They support newcomers to Montréal by providing basic furniture and essential household items, as well as guidance and information about local resources. They are inspired by the conviction that bringing a community of volunteers together to support asylum seekers and refugees eases the trauma associated with immigration and strengthens community bonds between longtime residents and newcomers. In turn, this contributes to the development of a stronger and fairer society. 

Annual revenue:  $797 892.00

Years in operation:  3 years