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Sushi in the pizza garden

Agriculture, Featured, Kitchen Workshops, Youth

Since 2019, classes from the Au-pied-de-la-montagne school down the street have participated in the Jardin Pizza project with Santropol Roulant’s urban agriculture program. The idea was initiated by Gianna from Volailles et Gibiers Fernando, the butcher shop across from the Roulant, with the primary objective to introduce the concept of the food cycle and notions of nutrition to the young …

Gathering ’round the fire

Events, Featured

It’s not unusual for Terrasses Roy to be bustling with events and activities over the warm summer months. But covered in snow and with temperatures below freezing? That’s another story! This year, our community partner Comm-un broke the mould by organizing a truly warm community gathering in partnership with the Roulant – the Winter storytelling event. The evening of January …

Groundwork for regeneration

Agriculture, Senneville Farm

“All flows, all changes,” and the Ferme du Roulant in Senneville is no exception. Before we begin construction on the new Agroeducational Center at the farm in 2025, this season’s focus is on regeneration and capacity building. This means you’ll see some changes in how you’ll be invited to participate on the land. Since its founding in 2012, the farm …

The return of the seed library

Agriculture

February is the month for dreaming about spring and starting to plan your garden. In just a few weeks, it will be time to start those early seedlings, like peppers and tomatoes. Thankfully, the Roulant’s famous seed library is back in the volunteer lounge since the last week of February. Come borrow some seeds for free, or bring some of …

2024 AGM: You’re invited!

Events, Governance

Santropol Roulant officially and warmly invites you to this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 28th. Every year, we host the AGM to elect our Board of Directors and to invite our community to look back at last year’s activities and see what’s to come. This year, we will be conducting a special community consultation during the event for …

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 …