Community
Resources

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Mobilization Tool kIT

Mission

Our mission, in the mobilization committee is to support the Concordia community by providing funding and assistance to community members advocating for causes that will have a positive impact on the lives of ASFA members. Projects we’ve supported include the Climate Strike, Strike Against Unpaid Internships, Opposing Sexual Violence, Opposition to Bill 21 and Actions to Honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited People. Help us add to our list by reaching out to ASFA for support on your next social justice campaign.

To get support on your next social justice project, email mobilization@asfa.ca

General Assemblies

By combining democratic decision-making and strength in numbers, our student unions are one of the most powerful tools we have for creating change on campus and beyond. And it's the General Assembly (GA) - the highest form of student democracy- which makes a lot of that happen. General assemblies use direct democracy- all students have an equal voice, vote, and right to participate. At GA's, students come together to discuss issues of the day affecting the student body and the community at large, and democratically vote on the group's priorities and plans of action.

ResouRce centers

CENTRE FOR GENDER ADVOCACY

The activities of the Centre for Gender Advocacy fall into two broad categories. The first consists of services and resources offered free of charge to the Concordia and greater Montreal community in the form of Peer Support and Advocacy, safer sex resources and trans health resources such as the Binder Program. The second is composed of campaigns and programming. There are campaigns to demand justice for the many indigenous women who are murdered or go missing each year in Canada, to advocate for improved access to reproductive health services, trans health resources, and A Safer Concordia.

Whether you’re looking for a supportive peer to talk to, interested in volunteer opportunities, or just want to come by for a visit, the Centre for Gender Advocacy is here for you!

More information can be found here.

Access center for students with disabilities

Email: acsdinfo@concordia.ca
Location: 1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., GM 300, Montreal, QC, H3G 1N1

More information can be found here.

Aboriginal Students Resource Centre:

Location: 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, H-440, Montreal, QC, H3G 1N1

More information can be found here.

Multi Faith and Spiritual Centre

Location: 2090 Rue Mackay, Montréal, Qc, QC H3G 2J1

More information can be found here.

Leadership, Initiative, Volunteer Engagement Centre (LIVE)

More information can be found here.

Food

Emergency & Affordable Food

More information can be found here.

Emergency Food Fund

Email: mfsc@concordia.ca

More information can be found here.

People’s Potato

Location: 1455 de Maisonneuve W, Hall Building 7th Floor, Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

More information can be found here.

Frigo Vert

Location: 1440 rue Mackay, Montreal, QC, H3G 2H7
PWYC (Pay-What-You-Can) Cafe on every Thursday

Concordia Food Coalition

More information can be found here.

Community Resources

CSU ADVOCACY CENTRE

The CSU Student Advocacy Centre is committed to the promotion and preservation of undergraduate students’ rights at Concordia University. Our efforts are aimed at helping students who find themselves in difficult situations by accurately identifying their needs and determining and executing the necessary course of action. Students can be assured the Centre functions under a strict policy of confidentiality and that all persons will be treated with dignity and respect.

More information can be found here.

CSU LEGAL INFORMATION CLINIC

The Legal Information Clinic is a service provided by the CSU as of September 2007 to offer legal information and referrals to Concordia Undergraduate students. Volunteer law students will provide you with legal information about: immigration law consumer protection (problems you may have with a business that provided you with a service and/or sold you something) discrimination. They can also assist you in all other areas of law.

They do not provide legal advice but can refer you to a lawyer if this is what you require. You must make an appointment to speak with a volunteer by e-mailing legalclinic@csu.qc.ca or by calling 514-848-7474 ext. 7375.

More information can be found here.

CSU HOUSING AND JOB RESOURCE CENTRE (HOJO)

The CSU's Off Campus Housing and Job Bank is your on-campus resource on housing issues and workers' rights. We provide legal information to students, offer a classifieds website to find work and housing, and give workshops across campus and in the community. Visiting HOJO does not require an appointment; simply come by our office in mezzanine of the Hall Building if you have questions or require assistance. HOJO has a series of annual campaigns on themes such as unpaid internships, housing sanitation, and rental increases.

They offer accessible resources to find safe, clean, and affordable housing in Montreal. Our office has a computer and phones to use if you have just arrived and need a place for your search.

More information can be found here.

Concordia Advocacy & Support Services

More information can be found here.

Concordia Greenhouse

Location: 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Hall Building 13th floor, Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

More information can be found here.

Learning Support

More information can be found here.

Office of Rights and Responsibilities

More information can be found here.

Mental Health Resources

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

The office of Counselling and Psychological Services can offer professionally licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors that will collaborate with you to achieve psychological health, wellness, and student success.

More information can be found here.

CONCORDIA STUDENTS NIGHT LINE

The Concordia Students' Nightline is a nonjudgemental, confidential, anonymous listening service run by Concordia Students, for those in need of referrals, information, support, or just to chat.

Call (514) 848-7787 for student support.

Find more information on their Facebook page.

CRISIS HOTLINES

If you are ever in crisis, the following hotlines are available for you to contact. You are important, and no one wants to see you gone.

Suicide Action Montreal: 1 866 APPELLE (1 866 277-3553)

PFLAG Canada: 1-888-530-6777 ext 226

Tel-Jeunes is a free, confidential, & anonymous listening line: 1-800-263-2266

LGBT Youth Line provides anonymous peer support.
Call: 1-800-268-9688 or text: 647-694-4275

JACK.ORG CONCORDIA

Jack.org Concordia is where student leaders get to work on the ground. They want to create a sustained, year-round noise for mental health in our university. They hope to engage everyone in the conversation on mental health through loud, positive, and fun initiatives.

Their initiatives aim to promote the following amongst students at Concordia:
1. A belief that mental health is relevant to them; that they’re part of the 5 in 5
2. An increase in comfort/willingness to talk about mental health
3. An understanding of the importance in caring for themselves, and the knowledge of how
4. An understanding of the importance in caring for their peers, and the knowledge of how
5. An awareness of campus/school/community mental health resources.

1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.  As well, 5 in 5 of us have mental health and we all need to care for it.

You can contact them to get involved at: jackdotorgconcordia@gmail.com or you can visit Jack.org to learn how you can get involved in the conversation.

Health

CONCORDIA HEALTH SERVICES

Health services is an on-campus wellness clinic that offers medical services to Concordia Students. You can book appointments for routine health issues, receive urgent care, undergo tests (STI as well as others), update your vaccines, and receive medical notes.

More information can be found here.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF THE MCGILL STUDENT SOCIETY (SACOMSS)

SACOMMS is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy and outreach. Their services include Drop-in, DIAL hotline phone number, support groups, advocacy and outreach.

More information can be found here.

sexual assault resource centre (SARC)

SARC provides confidential and non-judgmental support and services to Concordia University students of all genders and orientations who have been affected by sexual violence and/or harassment.

Their Drop-In Centre, located in the Hall Building (H 645.00), is open Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. SARC can also be reached by phone at 514-848-2424 ext. 3461.

More information can be found here.

Counselling & Psychological ServicEs

More information can be found here.

Suicide acTIon montreal

Phone: 1-866-277-3553

Local community services centres (CLSC)

More information can be found here.

ResouRce centers

CENTRE FOR GENDER ADVOCACY

The activities of the Centre for Gender Advocacy fall into two broad categories. The first consists of services and resources offered free of charge to the Concordia and greater Montreal community in the form of Peer Support and Advocacy, safer sex resources and trans health resources such as the Binder Program. The second is composed of campaigns and programming. There are campaigns to demand justice for the many indigenous women who are murdered or go missing each year in Canada, to advocate for improved access to reproductive health services, trans health resources, and A Safer Concordia.

Whether you’re looking for a supportive peer to talk to, interested in volunteer opportunities, or just want to come by for a visit, the Centre for Gender Advocacy is here for you!

More information can be found here.

Access center for students with disabilities

Email: acsdinfo@concordia.ca
Location: 1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., GM 300, Montreal, QC, H3G 1N1

More information can be found here.

Aboriginal Students Resource Centre:

Location: 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, H-440, Montreal, QC, H3G 1N1

More information can be found here.

Multi Faith and Spiritual Centre

Location: 2090 Rue Mackay, Montréal, Qc, QC H3G 2J1

More information can be found here.

Leadership, Initiative, Volunteer Engagement Centre (LIVE)

More information can be found here.