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Mobilizing together as distinct local actors

Politics

Three years ago, the Roulant released its three-year strategic plan, an overarching document born out of months of discussions and consultations between staff, the board and all of our membership, to help guide the organization’s priorities in the years to come and orient its activities beyond the Roulant community to push for wider social and food systems change.  The power …

Thank you Jack, Mélodie, and Rachel!

Agriculture, Senneville Farm, Staff

It is with full hearts and an incredible amount of appreciation that the Roulant says thank you to our stellar 2022 seasonal agriculture staff. We achieved so much, ate so much watermelon, and got very dirty! As sad as this parting is, we know these people have nothing but greatness ahead of them and will continue to be actors of …

A Boo-tiful Volunteer Night

Events, Volunteering - Personal

On November 3rd, we held our Halloween-themed volunteer appreciation party for the second year in a row. In addition to getting together to celebrate our vibrant volunteer community, this evening was an opportunity to meet and chat about what brings us together at the Roulant: food and music! On the agenda: blood-curdling costumes, poutine, karaoke and, of course, lively dancing. …

Winter Campaign: Donate to Tip the Scales

Featured, Fundraising

From the Plateau to Senneville, the first dusting of snow is settling over once thriving gardens and fields. Snowflakes cover the young trees that we planted this summer as part of the biodiversity project, blanket the soil from which lettuce, squash, and beets were harvested just a few weeks ago, and drift alongside the courageous Meals-on- Wheels volunteers on their …

Festive Invitations!

Events, Featured, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

As the first snowflakes start to cover our sidewalks and mark the end of the year, it’s time for us to get ready to host not one but two holiday events! These intergenerational events are a great opportunity for our Meals-on-Wheels clients and volunteers to meet up and enjoy a delicious holiday meal and some crafts activities. Holiday Brunch What: …

Bequest: Is Leaving a Gift in Your Will For You?

Fundraising

As a member of the Roulant, we know that you radiate care for your community. Whether you are a client, a volunteer, a board member, a donor, a staff member, or you are implicated in the Roulant in multiple ways, your care fuels our mission. In a recent blog post, we explore how you can continue to give to the …

A Spooky Volunteer Soirée

Events, Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Santropol Roulant opens its doors once again to the volunteer community to invite you to a Volunteer Appreciation Party (Halloween Edition!) on Thursday, November 3. Karaoke, homemade poutine (with vegan and gluten-free options) and drinks (with and without alcohol) are all on the menu to celebrate our volunteers’ daily impact, whether armed with an apron, spade or the Roulant red …

A Taste of Fall at the Roulant

Events, Featured

On a rainy Thursday, October 13, the Roulant welcomed more than 60 members of its community to celebrate the arrival of autumn over a seasonal snack prepared in the kitchen. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring together volunteers, clients, and staff in a warm and musical atmosphere with Claude, Serge, and Robert performing. The Roulant hasn’t had the opportunity …

Ending the season on a high note

Agriculture, Events, Senneville Farm, Volunteering - Personal

On October 6, the Roulant farm hosted our annual 2022 Agricultural Volunteer Appreciation Party. Reflecting the great season for the Roulant’s farm and gardens, this event was a real success for the community. The morning was dedicated to planting garlic, followed by a country meal and a well-deserved rest in the sun, in preparation for the Agricultural Olympics in the …

The Board of Directors is recruiting!

Featured, Gouvernance, Job Postings

The Roulant Board of Directors is seeking a new member to work with or replace our Treasurer, beginning as soon as possible. If you are interested in strengthening Montreal’s food security, this position is a real opportunity for you to contribute. As Treasurer, you will be the Chair of the Finance Committee and will be able to help implement best …

Winds of Change in the Roulant Kitchen

Featured, Kitchen, Staff

The Roulant team has undergone a great deal of change over the past year, with some familiar faces leaving and new faces joining in. The kitchen team is no exception, as we thank Aaron and Andrew for their dedication over the past few months and welcome Katherine, who will be taking over the management of the kitchen programs and working …

Less Social Media, More Social

Communications, Featured

Paring down the Roulant’s presence on social media to get to the core of community-building – in person communications Over the past year, Santropol Roulant has decided to drastically cut back on our social media presence in order to refocus energy on in-person communications and connections. This means prioritizing onsite and verbal communication on Roy, at the Cité Hospitalière garden, …