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Sharing the Spotlight for Food Security

Featured, News, Partners

Santropol Roulant is part of an ecosystem of organizations working collectively to create greater access to affordable, nutritious food for diverse communities, striving for food justice and social change in Montreal. When the pandemic hit, the demand for food security services skyrocketed for those in particularly vulnerable situations, including isolation, health concerns, or economic precarity… and the community sector responded. …

From Farm to Plate, Despite It All

Agriculture, Featured

The 2020 season, the 9th season of the Ferme du Roulant, has seen its share of changes and adaptation. Starting with the team: Virginie became the manager of the farm for the first time on her own, accompanied by Erin and Véro, respectively field production coordinator and greenhouse production coordinator. Maya joined the team as a farm hand, but quickly …

Ride on 2 Wheels, 4 Seasons

Biking, Featured, SantroVelo

Santrovélo presented its now traditional winter cycling workshop and if you weren’t able to attend, here is your chance to relive the workshop in French or English. Learn about the gear, clothing and safety when riding in the winter! A more detailed blog post including most of the content of the workshop is coming soon!

Thunder Kitchen Brigade

Featured, Kitchen, Staff

Day after day the kitchen is buzzing with activity. Whether it’s the team planning the week, and preparing orders, or the laughter of volunteers getting together and preparing and packing meals. Not to mention the many jokes and improvised dances at the dishwashing station. To be able to deliver personalized hot meals, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, …

More Wheels, More Meals

COVID19, Featured, Fundraising, Meals-on-Wheels, Senneville Farm

As the need in the community for an accessible, affordable, nutritious food service increased, we looked for ways to scale up the Meals-on-Wheels program to serve more meals than ever before, all while ensuring the safety of clients and volunteers through physical distance and increased sanitary measures. One solution was to split up our delivery routes. Suddenly, our seven delivery …

Bringing hope: looking back on the Roulant’s urban agriculture season

Agriculture, Featured

Une fillette masquée regarde avec attention son rateau avec les mains couvertes de terre

It’s the penultimate volunteer shift of the urban agriculture season and four-year-old Lulu is being looked after by our star volunteer Stella. After a few email exchanges with me and a bit of apprehension, the two arrive hand-in-hand, wearing their face coverings, trowels in their bag, ready to lend a hand in the gardens. Under the autumn sun, Lulu is …

Introduction to Microaggressions

Featured, News

image titre safer space espaces plus sûrs

Have you ever felt undermined, insulted or generally belittled from a conversation in a very subtle way? Or perhaps someone has made you feel as though your words hurt them, even though your intentions were good? If so, you’re probably dealing with microaggressions, which are “the kinds of remarks, questions, or actions that are painful because they have to do …

A Supercharged Meals-on-Wheels

Featured, Meals-on-Wheels, Staff

6 people are lining up with items used for volunteer shifts

So much has happened in the last six months, both in the world around us and at Santropol Roulant. Yet, things are still rolling full speed at the Rouant, thanks to the incredible work of volunteers and staff, nourishing vulnerable and isolated Montrealers. Thank you! In March, the entire Roulant community mobilized unlike ever before to ensure the safe continuity …

Relive the Community (Day)Tour

Events, Featured

Due to the restrictions on in-person meetings, we have chosen to celebrate our community in a very Roulant way: by delivering goody bags to members of the community. Team members and volunteers took to the road to deliver thoughtfully designed bags representing each of our programs and spreading love across town. Thus, the members of the team splitted into 8 …

Change of Guard

Agriculture, Featured, Kitchen, Staff

à gauche, magali fait les semis en portant un chandail orange. à droite, aidan est accroupie et flatte un chat dans l'entrée du Roulant

As the Roulant evolves and continues to make high-quality food accessible to seniors, people with reduced autonomy or with varying levels of mobility, the organization’s key program wheel has been handed over to two new people. We invite you to meet Aidan the Kitchen Programs Manager and Magali the Urban Agriculture Program Manager. Jean-François Veilleux: First of all, congratulations on …


Community (Day)Tour

Featured, News, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, the Roulant takes the community (Day)Tour. A nod to a city’s roadworks and to the contribution of the community sector in response to the pandemic, the Community (Day)Tour will be an opportunity for the Roulant and its community to come together virtually! This fall-flavoured event will allow the community to …

Changing Crew

Featured, News, Staff

L'équipe du Roulant à la ferme

The Roulant is a large ship that moves forward thanks to its talented crew. In good weather as in storms, the ship makes its way and allows its team to develop skills and live experiences while participating in the life of the community. At the height of summer, 41 people were simultaneously employed by the Roulant. Occasionally, once in port, …