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2016 AGM: OFFICIAL INVITATION!

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, News, Volunteering - Personal

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will take place on Thursday March 31, 2016, starting at 5:15pm, and you are all invited! Don’t miss the most important governance event of the year! Here is your Official Invitation! Also, take a look at the Meeting’s Agenda. The AGM is much more than an annual discussion about our hopes and dreams, …

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2016 AGM: CALLING ALL CANDIDATES!

Communications, Events, News, Volunteering - Personal

Are you a member of the Roulant? Would you like to further your involvement in the Roulant by joining the Board of Directors? Submit your application to run for election at our next Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday March 31st, 2016! During the AGM, members of the Roulant – that is, anyone who has been a client, volunteer, staff …

Board of Directors: Thank you Dave, Welcome Suzanne!

News, Volunteering - Personal

The Roulant’s Board of Directors recently experienced a transition, as Dave McNeil stepped down as Treasurer of the Board, and Suzanne Bourque was selected as a replacement. Santropol Roulant’s Board is legally responsible for overall governance, and provides leadership, direction, and oversight for the development of long-term strategic plans and organizational policies. They’re also responsible for supporting the organization’s financial …

Our Volunteers in the News!

Audio, Kitchen, News, Volunteering - Personal

We recently had the opportunity to host Myriam Fimbry, a journalist from Radio-Canada’s Desautels le dimanche, at the Roulant. Myriam interviewed Halia Flores, Lola Montes and Andrea Strom-Rancourt, three of our Meals-on-Wheels volunteers, about their involvement in our Volunteer Program. In particular, the radio piece focused on how newcomers use volunteering as a way to integrate into their new home and …

Price Change & Sliding Scale!

Meals-on-Wheels, News, Seniors

On September 1st, 2015, our meal price rose to $5.50. This increase of $1 is the first since 2010! Also launching this September, we’re thrilled to be introducing a sliding scale for our Meals-on-Wheels program this fall! Modeled after our successful community supported agriculture (CSA) basket sliding scale, the Roulant is working to better reflect the diverse financial realities of our …

News From The Farm

Agriculture, Basket, Food Preservation, News, Recipes, Senneville Farm

Each week the farm team prepares a newsletter designed for those who receive our fresh veggie baskets. In addition to a list of the week’s basket contents and stories from the farm they’re chock full of useful information about how to use the produce. We thought that last week’s edition of “News From The Farm” would be of interest to those who are …

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A New Look for 111 Roy East

Local, News

All of you who were there to join us for Rue Fermier got to marvel at our new mural, painted by street artist Pantónio. The mural was made possible by a grant from the City of Montreal, and by a lot of hard work by Pantónio! Pantónio and our neighbour Rafi also hosted a live painting workshop at Rue Fermier …

Highlights From Tea in the Garden

Events, Food, News, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

On Thursday, June 11th, clients, volunteers and staff came together in our urban gardens at McGill to celebrate the coming of spring! Our yearly visit to the gardens was complete with tea and scones, mini sandwiches and delicious desserts. Our clients and volunteers benefited from a tour of our gardens with our urban ag co-manager, Carlo, and were excited to …

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Farewell Meghan, Welcome Niamh & Sandrine!

export, News, Staff

When a new person steps into a role at the Roulant, we are excited to learn a lot from their experiences and fresh energy. It also means, however, that we have to say goodbye to dear friends as they head off on their next adventure. This week we honour the departure of Meghan Gilmore, who is off to share her talents …

A Froot Cup Thank you

Events, export, Fundraising, News

Saturday May 30th we held the 4th edition of the Froot Cup soccer tournament at Concordia’s Loyola Campus. All 16 teams present as well as the shining sun made for an incredible day! This fundraiser was a success in many ways, thanks to the participants, the volunteers and the members of the community who all shared a great enthusiasm and a love for the Roulant …

Urban Mushroom Foray

export, News

An Ecologically-Focused Mushroom Walk in Montreal Join mycologist Willoughby Arevalo for a participatory, field-based workshop, covering core skills for mushroom identification and biology, geared towards all levels of experience. We will observe and sense fungi in their natural settings while exploring their complex relationships with other organisms, including humans. Discussion topics include culinary and medicinal applications, ethical harvesting practices, cultivation …