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Little Brothers: Present on the Island of Montreal since 1962

On the Island of Montreal, we are able to observe that the isolation of seniors is much more present than we could imagine. Some of them have lost contact with the community and it is very easy to no longer see them. One of our great challenges is certainly to make them feel at home in the community.

It is by working together with others in the community that we can identify isolated seniors, recreate a caring community around them, and ensure a continuum of care and services.

Our team is divided into 12 sectors, which allows grassroots mobilization and the matching of seniors with volunteers living in their neighbourhood.

On a daily basis, Little Brothers Island of Montreal can thus mark their presence and their ability to touch the hearts of our Great Friends.

1,111

seniors accompanied annually

1,360

volunteers who give their time throughout the year

History

1962

The Little Brothers of the Poor moved into a former rooming house on Bleury Street in Montréal

1968

Moved into the current building at 4624 Garnier Street on the Plateau Mont-Royal

2006

Major renovation work done to double the surface area of the house on Garnier Street

2011

Introduction of the neighbourhood approach

2015

Advancement of the mission in Montréal West Island

2017

Implementation of our actions in the South-West sector

Photo of a Little Brothers' dinner. We see 5 tables surrounded by elder raising their glasses for a toast.
Photo of an elder, a police officer wearing small antlers and an organizer posing together.
Photo of a Little Brothers' dinner. Six elders around a table pose for the camera.

Within the Community

Since it is collectively that we can respond to the needs and well-being of seniors, it is essential to work closely with collaborators and partners to extend the reach of our action.

Therefore, we are members of the Table de concertation des aînés de l’île de Montréal, and several Tables de concertation for seniors throughout the city.

Key Collaborators and Local Partners

  • AREQ, Montreal North;
  • COMACO;
  • Direction Régionale de la Santé Publique (DRSP);
  • TD Bank Foundation;
  • Grace Dart Foundation;
  • Rossy Foundation;
  • The Volunteer Bureau of Montreal;
  • The Volunteer Bureau of Montreal East;
  • Le Forum des citoyens aînés de Montréal;
  • The P.A.S. de la rue;
  • The SPVM community service;
  • The various Centres Actions Bénévoles that serve the territory of Montreal;
  • CHSLD and residential care workers;
  • Les Popotes Roulantes and Santropol Roulant;
  • The residences of the Groupe Maurice;
  • Social workers from CIUSS and hospitals;
  • Service 211;
  • Alzheimer Society;
  • Tel-Aînés;
  • Trajet Jeunesse;
  • City of Montreal.
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Meet volunteers from Montreal

Our volunteers are the pride of our team!

We invite you to discover the portraits of Yvon, a volunteer with the Rosemont – La Petite Patrie team, and Zoé, a volunteer with the Cognitive Impairment team. Let yourself be carried away by the world of the “Traits d’union” and see how a beautiful complicity can change a life (or two).

Team Members

Joanne Parmenter, Senior Operations Branch and Regional Director, Greater Montreal

Alexis Lebrun, Interim Sector Manager

Elsa Fourez, Sector Manager

Asma Ayari, Central West Sector (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal-Ouest, Mont-Royal, Saint-Laurent, Cartierville, Parc-Extension)

Jérémie Boudreau, Hochelaga Maisonneuve Mercier sector

Aurélie Labat, Central-North sector (Villeray, Saint-Michel, Saint-Léonard)

Sylvie Caron, Le Plateau sector

Diana Pirajan, Le Plateau sector

Mélanie Korving, West Island sector

Marie-Sophie Girard, Pointe de l’Île sector

Karie-Anne Dorion, Rosemont Petite Patrie sector

Julie Perrot, North Sector (Ahuntsic, Montréal-Nord)

Emilie Potvin, Ville-Marie sector

Alexis Lebrun, Southwest sector

Nadia Brischoux, Cognitive Disability sector

Marine Paysan, Support Coordinator

Chantal Bouffard, Support Coordinator

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