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What’s on the menu for 2024?

Meals-on-Wheels

We are delighted to introduce our new calendar for 2024! It’s not just a meal schedule; it’s a tool that provides our clients with the opportunity to choose food that matches their dietary needs and restrictions, plan their meals in advance, and stay organized throughout the 52 weeks of the year! There, you can find a rotating selection of 28 …

Winter storytelling on Terrasses Roy

Events, Featured, Urban Agriculture

We’re excited to bring a touch of warmth to the winter season. Join Santropol Roulant and Comm-Un for an evening of winter storytelling on the Terrasses Roy on Thursday, January 18th.  Immerse yourself in the welcoming atmosphere and comforting ambiance as we share steaming bowls of soup, engage in stories from the Milton-Parc community, and marvel at winter sculptures and …

Three cheers to you!

Featured, Fundraising

We are ending 2023’s winter fundraising campaign and entering 2024 with our hearts full of gratitude for the power of community mobilisation. With a goal of $90,000, 281 individuals (and a few companies) came together this winter to collectively raise $86,863 towards Santropol Roulant’s programs. Of these, 48 were first-time donors to the Roulant and three people set up new monthly donations, …

The more, the merrier

Events, Featured

On December 14, members of the community joined together for a festive holiday event at the Roulant. This year’s event was a particularly special occasion where community members from across programs were invited to come together: clients of the Meals-on-Wheels, volunteers, community partner organizations, and friends of the Roulant. All told, around 150 guests gathered under the Roulant roof, but, …

Board of Directors: call for candidates

Governance

Santropol Roulant’s 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on March 28th, 2024 (official announcement to come). This means that starting now, you, members of the community and the public, can submit your candidacy to join the Roulant Board of Directors. If the well-being of the community is important to you and you want to contribute to its development, …

Les Fruits Défendus: Abundance in 2023

Collective - Fruits Defendus

Once again, it’s the end of a busy and fruitful season for Les Fruits Défendus! Despite a challenging start to the season, where the spring cold affected cherry and plum yields, our dedicated harvesters managed to collect an impressive 6,785 pounds of fruits across 86 harvests, setting a new record! These fruits represent 17 varieties harvested from trees and vines …

No tricks, just treats

Events

On November 2nd, Santropol Roulant transformed into a haunted haven for Benevol’Oween, the annual Halloween party and volunteer appreciation event. The evening saw the community gather in gratitude to our incredible volunteers who have fueled the organization’s success throughout the year.  The evening welcomed both familiar faces and new friends among our volunteers for a night of frightful fun. The …

Mycollective Milestones in 2023

Collective - Mycollective

We’re excited to provide a brief overview of the Mycollective’s 2023 activities, with a special focus on our common interest in mushroom cultivation. This endeavor goes beyond the simple act of growing fungi; it underscores a commitment to community education and food security.  The Mycollective is one of five independently-run volunteer collectives, hosted by Santropol Roulant. Comprised of mushroom enthusiasts, …

Highlights from Urban Agriculture in 2023

Agriculture, Senneville Farm

In the local context of intense inflation and housing crises, causing a rise in homelessness and food insecurity in Montreal, what role can urban gardens play? Read further to discover three new projects within the Roulant’s urban agriculture program: engagement of people experiencing homesless at the Cité Hospitalière garden, a weekly social mixer on Terrasses Roy, and the heartwarming story …

Maximize your seasonal giving impact

Featured, Fundraising

Every year, we work together to change the lives of people in need for the better. Thanks to our collective efforts, the Roulant’s clients receive delicious and balanced meals delivered right to their doorsteps. In 2023, we prepared and distributed over 30,000 nutritious meals, and we have even more ambitious plans for 2024. With the recent launch of the Winter …

Winter Campaign: strength in solidarity

Featured, Fundraising

The Roulant has seen the stark evolution of its neighbourhood in the past few years. In response, we have joined efforts in the area to support people experiencing homelessness. The projects initiated are a natural extension of our work, and will only gain momentum in 2024. We want to continue sowing these seeds to meet the soaring need. Together, we …

Looking for senior mentors

Seniors, Urban Agriculture

The Roulant is looking for three senior community members who are interested in education related to agriculture and food for children. Mentors will be paired with a kindergarten group from the Pizza Garden project and will work with Adrienne to support her in facilitating the planned workshops. This is a paid opportunity available from December 2023 to March 2024, with …