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The Volunteer Experience at the Roulant: Volunteer Survey Results

Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Earlier this year, we invited our volunteer community to complete a survey related to their experience volunteering at the Roulant. This opportunity for collaboration between staff and volunteers was designed to better understand what it means to be a volunteer at Santropol Roulant. We wanted your opinion on what we could do to continue to make the volunteer experience better …

Cozying up the Volunteer Lounge

Community Workshops, Featured, Volunteering - Personal

If you’ve stopped by the Roulant in the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the volunteer lounge is gradually getting refurbished! This change stems from the wish of community members (volunteers and employees) to make the space more welcoming and accessible. We still have some work to do, but we are already looking forward to this project being …

Bequests: How will you keep your love going?

Fundraising

You, the Roulant community, are profoundly generous in many ways. The team at Santropol Roulant has so appreciated your creativity and flexibility in supporting your community, as well as the increased understanding of the need for sustainable, mission-based funding. One of the many ways that you can financially support the Roulant in a deeply impactful way is through leaving a …

Monthly Donations: Nourishing the Roulant Year Round

Fundraising

Our monthly donors play an important role in keeping Santropol Roulant’s community nourished and engaged year round. If you give occasionally but are looking for a way to deepen your impact on your community, monthly donations may be perfect for you! In financially supporting the Roulant every month, you are investing in the long-term wellbeing of the organisation, and by …

Goodbye Virginie!

Agriculture, Featured, Staff

After being such a key figure of the Senneville farm since 2018, the Roulant is sending a massive thank you to Virginie Grenier-Deschênes as her path takes her on a new journey.  Over the past five years of gorgeous vegetables, Virginie welcomed hundreds of volunteers and community members and passionately trained and taught the many farmers who joined her each …

Relive Rue Fermier!

Events, Featured

In July, the Roulant’s annual open house celebration Rue Fermier was back in full force with a special edition hosted for the very first time at the jardin de la Cité desHospitalières. The event featured both an intergenerational client event in the afternoon and the larger community celebration in the evening. All told, 450 members of all ages and levels …

Guided Visits of La Cité

Events, Featured

After the success of Rue Fermier and the popularity of its gardens, we are once again giving you the opportunity to join in on two exclusive visits of La Cité des Hospitalières in September! These tours, reserved for Santropol Roulant members, will allow you to discover the conventual complex of the Hospitalières with a guided tour of the garden, the …

Promoting Biodiversity at the Farm

Agriculture, Featured, Senneville Farm

On a rainy day last June, the Roulant team as well as a group of corporate volunteers spent time at the farm in Senneville helping out with a project that has been in the works for a while: the Biodiversity Project! Together, we planted trees, shrubs, and grasses that were all carefully selected to create a more biodiverse environment at …

Community Farm Day: Power Weed!

Agriculture, Events, Featured, Senneville Farm

The high season is in full swing at the farm as we are inviting you to come get your hands dirty for the 3rd Community Farm Day of the summer! This year again, the farm is opening its fields and greenhouses to the Roulant’s community for a massive group power weed on Friday, September 2, 2022! Time to rip out …

Taking Care: Covid Updates June 2022

COVID19, Featured

Taking care of  the community is at the heart of the Roulant’s actions, and as the past few years have shown us, our relationships and the nature of our interactions matter more than ever. That’s why, in light of the encouraging sanitary situation, masks are now optional for all at the Roulant. Masks (surgical or N95) are still available any …

Community Farm Day

Agriculture, Events, Featured, Senneville Farm

Come help us harvest garlic and share a picnic in the great outdoors of Senneville! For a second time this summer, the farm is opening its arms to the Roulant community and families through a Community Farm Day on July 15. With four events planned for this summer, the goal is to offer shared food, farm activities, and farm tours. …