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Our mission: to inform you and guide you free of charge to community resources
We can guide you free of charge
 
The Information and Referral Centre is an autonomous and bilingual non profit organization which offers free information on community resources of the Greater Montréal in terms of social security, health, employment, welfare, and recreation.
 
Here are a few example of the kind of help that the Centre offers:
Where could I get help from a food bank?
I am looking for transportation or assistance to take my father to a medical appointment.
I would like to donate furniture, clothing and household items. Do you know of an organization that could come and get them?
Do you know where I could have help with my tax income report at low cost?
Is there a place where I could take English classes?
I am looking for low cost activities.
I am looking for a supervised appartment or housing cooperative.
 
The Centre also manages three specialized services: Referral Helpline for Seniors; and two helplines available throughout the province, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Drugs : Help and Referral and Gambling: Help and Referral.
 
 
 
News
Annual Report 2013-2014
Press Release — Increased needs and gaps in support
The 45th annual meeting of the Information and Referral Centre of Greater
Press Release / Gambling: Help and Referral has assisted nearly 175,000 people in 20 years!
Escale Famille Le Triolet 20th Anniversary
The organization Écho des femmes de la Petite Patrie
National Policy on homelessness
30 years for Suicide Action Montréal
National policy on homelessness
Gambling : Help and Referral Celebrates 20 Years of Service Within the Community
New Edition of the Directory of Self-Help and Support Groups in the Greater Montréal Area 2013-2014
Mrs. Nadeau’s address
Pierrette Gagné joins the Board of Directors of InformCanada
The 2012-2013 edition of the Directory of Food Resources for Low Income people in Greater Montréal is now available
You can actively support the Centre and contribute to improve the quality of life in our community by making a donation.
 
 
Find Help
Tax clinic available
The Association for social rights advocacy of Metropolitan Montreal, a non-profit organization bringing together unemployed people, precarious workers and seniors provides a tax clinic with a $5 voluntary contribution. 
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Executive message
 
Our Journey towards the 211
The implementation of the 211 service is a priority for the Information and Referral Centre. We are still paving the way in order to become a 211 early in 2015, covering the Greater Montréal area, Laval, the North Crown, Longueuil, the South Crown. It is a telephone service with a 3 digit code, easy to remember (2-1-1), available 24/7 and complemented with an online database listing approximately 4,000 community and social resources.
 
Up to date, we have been able to undertake concrete steps thanks  to non-recurring financial support from Centraide of Greater Montréal and the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal concerning the project management of the online database. Currently, we are working on the financial packaging essential to gain support from the Government of Québec, municipal bodies, Centraide and private partners, so we can be able to provide this service like several major Canadian cities, and thus, take advantage of this significant tool in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. Considering the current state of social services, a higher accessibility to a reliable and updated info-referral service on available community organisations is vital, we are convinced of this!

 
Publications

The Centre publishes periodically essential referral Directories
 

 
 
 
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