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"From the Heart"  Event

February 2nd, 7pm
Atwater Club

Here are the three charity finalists who were drawn at random and vetted from our members' nominations




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



The Amal Center for Women is an open, inclusive, and welcoming center that collaborates with women and families in difficulty to improve their living conditions, develop their independence, and heal their wounds. The Center offers psychosocial services that respond to the needs of women and families, while also conducting community outreach to raise awareness on the issues of domestic abuse, conjugal violence, and mental health in ethnocultural communities. The Amal Center accepts cases related to conjugal violence, marital conflict, divorce, parent-child conflict, parent-adolescent conflict, youth protection, depression, mental health, immigration, integration, orientation, and more.

Annual revenue:  $79,221.00

Years in operation: 18 years

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LOVE was founded in 1993 by Sheila (Twinkle) Rudberg. Following the death of her husband by a 14-year old boy, Twinkle came to see that the youth himself was a victim of violence.  Inspired to end the cycle of violence in the lives of young people, LOVE was born. LOVE  annually engages over 800 youth, aged 12 to 21.   Their programs engage youth participants in a process of self-discovery that empowers them to become leaders in their schools and communities. LOVE offers youth a safe space through which they develop a sense of belonging. Participants learn to express their experiences through writing and photography, to share their stories with their peers, to develop their emotional intelligence, and to become agents of change. Youth are typically referred to the program by their friends, parents, teachers or social workers and commit to attending sessions for 8 to 24 weeks during the school year. 

Annual revenue:  $940,992.00

Years in operation:  30 years



​The Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Foundation’s mission is to help break the cycle of neglect, abuse, and poverty experienced by children and their families, right here in Montreal.   Their mission is to support and complement the work of the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, who intervene when children are victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment and have serious behaviour problems.  The Foundation provides financial support, when public funds are not available, to children and their families from the English-speaking and Jewish communities on the island of Montreal.  All funds raised are used for the direct benefit of the children through programs of assistance to those living with their own families, in foster care, in residential placement and in independent living.

Annual revenue:  $889,792.00

Years in operation:  45 years

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