Press Release

For immediate publication

We are celebrating our 60 years, come and join us!


Montréal, October 13, 2016 — “To the media and community groups of the Greater Montreal, you are all invited to celebrate with us the 60th anniversary of the Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal, in a magnificent setting in Little Burgundy, le Salon 1861. It will be a moment of rejoicing, but also a stimulating evening because the Centre is launching an anniversary book that retraces IRCGM’s journey through out six decades of social evolution that has had an indisputable influence on the deployment of social and community services in Montréal, like elsewhere in Québec,” indicated today Mrs. Pierrette Gagné, Executive Director of IRCGM.

This important event in the Centre’s history is taking place in exactly one week, on October 19. This friendly 5 to 7:30 pm event, will be animated by a humourist, Mr. Patrice Babin, who is sold to the cause, and who has all the physical traits of an MC and great easiness on stage: all attributes that make him one of the most promising humourists in Québec.

Mrs. Gagné wishes to thank the sponsors and the partners that have supported this event and also the many who have supported the Centre for a long time.

All the details of this party are posted on our Web site :



Marie Vaillant

Director of Communications

Telephone: (514) 527-1388, extension 215


The Information Centre of Reference of Greater Montreal celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It offers bilingual information and referral services by phone, on-line and by printed directories to citizens and social field counsellors of the Greater Montreal. It manages the Referral Helpline for Seniors and two support, information and referral helplines, Drugs: Help and Referral and Gambling: Help and Referral.