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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 …

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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, …

Cook For The Community

Featured, Job Postings, Kitchen

Megan mesure la sauce dans la cuisine

Santropol Roulant is looking to complete its kitchen team! Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Do you love community, food, sustainability and seniors?  We’re looking for a Community Cook in our Meals-on-Wheels program. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) with a flexible schedule. Could it be you? Key Elements of the Job  Working under the supervision of …

Santrovélo Fall News

Featured, SantroVelo

Marika travaille sur son vélo dans un parc

Although the shop has remained closed over the past few months, our coordination committee has been busy working to adapt our services! Thanks to its dedication, we’ve developed a program that fits the current context. Instead of working in the shop – which is too small to provide for sufficient distancing – we have made our services mobile. We’ve loaded …

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The Roulant’s Nest

Featured, Gouvernance

Des macareux moines sont perchés sur une falaise de l'île aux perroquets

Since the Annual General Meeting, new people have joined the Board of Directors and committees. We want to highlight the work of the various committees and what they bring to the Roulant and to the community in general. On reading the descriptions, note that the composition of the committees is for the year 2020-2021. Without further ado, let’s enter the …

Teaming Up For Solidarity

Featured, Volunteering - Corporate

Des bénévoles de la Banque Nationale posent devant le magasin général

The Roulant would like to welcome back corporate partners for impactful team-building activities starting at the end of September—with some important changes to take note of in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Greater need than ever before The need is greater than ever before to prepare and deliver meals to isolated seniors and people with a loss of autonomy …

Feed Your Community

Job Postings, Kitchen

Santropol Roulant is looking to complete its kitchen team! Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Do you love community, food, sustainability and seniors?  We’re looking for a Community Cook in our Meals-on-Wheels program. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) with a flexible schedule. Could it be you? Key Elements of the Job  Working under the supervision of …