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Change of Guard

Agriculture, Featured, Kitchen, Staff

à gauche, magali fait les semis en portant un chandail orange. à droite, aidan est accroupie et flatte un chat dans l'entrée du Roulant

As the Roulant evolves and continues to make high-quality food accessible to seniors, people with reduced autonomy or with varying levels of mobility, the organization’s key program wheel has been handed over to two new people. We invite you to meet Aidan the Kitchen Programs Manager and Magali the Urban Agriculture Program Manager. Jean-François Veilleux: First of all, congratulations on …

Community (Day)Tour

Featured, News, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, the Roulant takes the community (Day)Tour. A nod to a city’s roadworks and to the contribution of the community sector in response to the pandemic, the Community (Day)Tour will be an opportunity for the Roulant and its community to come together virtually! This fall-flavoured event will allow the community to …

Changing Crew

Featured, News, Staff

L'équipe du Roulant à la ferme

The Roulant is a large ship that moves forward thanks to its talented crew. In good weather as in storms, the ship makes its way and allows its team to develop skills and live experiences while participating in the life of the community. At the height of summer, 41 people were simultaneously employed by the Roulant. Occasionally, once in port, …


The Roulant’s Nest

Featured, Gouvernance

Des macareux moines sont perchés sur une falaise de l'île aux perroquets

Since the Annual General Meeting, new people have joined the Board of Directors and committees. We want to highlight the work of the various committees and what they bring to the Roulant and to the community in general. On reading the descriptions, note that the composition of the committees is for the year 2020-2021. Without further ado, let’s enter the …

Teaming Up For Solidarity

Featured, Volunteering - Corporate

Des bénévoles de la Banque Nationale posent devant le magasin général

The Roulant would like to welcome back corporate partners for impactful team-building activities starting at the end of September—with some important changes to take note of in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Greater need than ever before The need is greater than ever before to prepare and deliver meals to isolated seniors and people with a loss of autonomy …

Cook For The Community

Featured, Job Postings, Kitchen

Megan mesure la sauce dans la cuisine

Santropol Roulant is looking to complete its kitchen team! Are you a whiz in the kitchen? Do you love community, food, sustainability and seniors?  We’re looking for a Community Cook in our Meals-on-Wheels program. The position is part-time (20 hours per week) with a flexible schedule. Could it be you? Key Elements of the Job  Working under the supervision of …

Santrovélo Fall News

Featured, SantroVelo

Marika travaille sur son vélo dans un parc

Although the shop has remained closed over the past few months, our coordination committee has been busy working to adapt our services! Thanks to its dedication, we’ve developed a program that fits the current context. Instead of working in the shop – which is too small to provide for sufficient distancing – we have made our services mobile. We’ve loaded …

Your Community Needs You

Agriculture, COVID19, Featured, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Although the deconfinement is felt throughout the city, the vulnerable people still need you. Help the Roulant deliver nutritious meals to seniors, people with different levels of mobility or with a loss of autonomy, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels and feed your community! The Roulant gardens take advantage of the splendid weather to …


Return of the Roulant Farmer’s Market

Featured, Market

La ferme les carottés au marché

Our farmers’ market returns on Thursday’s from July 2nd to mid-October for 2020. From 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The market will launch on the Terrasses Roy for the month of July and will move one block away  to the corner of rue Roy est and St. Dominique starting in August, or when construction starts on the Terrasse Roy. Most …

A New Dynamic Team

Featured, Staff

l'équipe de la ferme dans le champ d'ail

At the office, Chelsea has completed her tenure in the volunteer program. After 9 months of rubbing shoulders with volunteers and clients daily, Chelsea has decided to seek a more agricultural aspect to her work. She will be traveling between Ferme du Roulant and other farms during the summer. Ellen is joined by Fiona, the new dispatcher at the volunteer …

A Service Adapted For People with COVID-19

COVID19, Featured, Meals-on-Wheels

erin marche dans le champs

Three clients of the Meals-on-Wheels program have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few weeks. Luckily, any exchanges that may have occurred between these clients and Roulant volunteers would have taken place when these three clients were not contagious. While instructions for Meals-on-Wheels clients are to not open the door during a delivery, direct interactions with volunteers remains a …


William at the Roulant

Featured, Fundraising

Recently, staff were surprised and delighted to welcome a new member to the Santropol Roulant donor community. One day, we received a message from Heather, a former member of the Beekeeping Collective at the Roulant, with a special message accompanying a donation: “This gift is on behalf of my son, William (8 years old), who is deeply concerned about food …