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Sugar Shack Outing

Events, Featured, Food, Seniors, Stories

Every Spring, an intergenerational delegation of Santropol’s community members heads out for our annual Sugar Shack outing. This year was no exception as we drove to Mont-Saint-Grégoire on the south shore of Montreal in an uncertain, but forgiving weather. We do this because we strongly believe in reinforcing social inclusion and providing a sense of belonging to everyone through social …

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Volunteer Program Transitions

Featured, News, Staff, Volunteering - Personal

After seven years at the Roulant, our Volunteer Program Coordinator Ben Finkelberg, will be leaving the organization in July. In his own words: “I have been fortunate during my time here to meet many incredible people involved with the Volunteer Program, and to welcome so many more. I have been continually impressed and humbled by the spirit and dedication of …

Seedlings sale 2018 at Cultivons le Plateau

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm, Urban Agriculture

Did you know that  the month of May is the one about urban agriculture? For several years now, it is organized as part of Cultiver Montreal and the Day of the Bee with Alternatives and the House of Friendship. Associated with Miel Montreal, the Santropol Roulant brings you Cultivons Le Plateau, a great fair where you can come and get everything …

SEEKING YOUR PLASTIC BAGS

Meals-on-Wheels

Do you unwittingly, and unwantingly, collect plastic bags until they overflow under your sink or in your cupboards? Fret not; they can have a second and even a third life. During meal deliveries, we sometimes have to leave our fresh and delicious meals at our client’s doors, hanging in plastic bags. You see where this is going, eh? Please bring your extra plastic bags to the …

Job offer: Volunteer Coordinator

Featured, Job Postings, Staff

If you are passionate about working with volunteers, and helping them thrive in an inter-generational community, this position might be for you. Read the document below for the full job posting. This is a full-time permanent position starting on June 19th, 2018. The application deadline is Sunday, June 3rd,2018 at 9 am. To submit your candidacy please use application platform located …

Vegan Cheese Workshop!

Events, Featured, Food, Kitchen Workshops

We’re excited to present the second workshop in our new kitchen workshop series. We ask for a greater financial contribution for these workshops because we see them as an opportunity for some members of the community to financially support our charity programs while developing their cooking skills in the Roulant kitchen! Join us for an evening of vegan cheesemaking at …

Gardening 101 workshop

Agriculture, Community Workshops, Urban Agriculture

Come join the next workshop in our agriculture workshop series, Gardening 101! In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to be a good gardener. Please note that the same workshop will be offered on two dates. Both will be bilingual. When: Tuesday May 22th AND Wednesday May 30th, both from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 rue Roy East …

2018 AGM: Accessibility and Governance

Events, Featured, Governance

On March 29th, the Roulant community gathered for it’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). In total, 124 people joined their voices, including voting members (clients, volunteers, and donors) and non-voting guests, neighbours, friends to choose new members for the board of directors. This gathering was especially special as it was our first community event with our newly built elevator. Last AGM, …

Calling all green thumbs – volunteering in agriculture this season

Agriculture, Featured, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

Calling all green thumbs – our Agriculture Program will begin accepting volunteers for the 2018 season as of mid-May. This is a preliminary call-out to inform you of when and where volunteer shifts will be taking place and to gauge your interest and availability for different tasks and shifts (ex: gardening, farming, markets). Whether you’re a current or brand new volunteer interested …

Workshop: Turkish cuisine

Community Workshops, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes from our Community

We’re back for our next workshop in the series Recipes from our community, where we invite the members of our community of all ages to share their recipes and culinary successes. Ece, community member and avid cook will share with us her own twist on traditional Turkish recipes, showing us that there is much more to her cuisine than the well-known …

Save the Date – Santrovélo Spring Bike Tuneup – May 19th!

Biking, Events, SantroVelo

On Saturday, May 19th, SantroVélo (our community bike shop) will hold its annual spring Tune-Up event. This is a great chance to come and get your bike fixed while supporting the Roulant! When: Saturday, May 19th from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Where: In the alley next to the Roulant at 111 Roy East At this event, volunteer bike mechanics offer a basic check-up (brakes, shifting, bottom bracket, …

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The Edible Campus in transition

Agriculture, Featured

You may have noticed that in the Santropol Roulant urban agriculture volunteer callout this year, that there is no gardening on McGill’s edible campus. Why? The Edible Campus has been part of the urban agriculture program of Santropol Roulant for more than 10 years. Its use has evolved over time, in the beginning, it offered produce for our markets before fulfilling …