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10 Years at the Roulant – Capturing Kateri’s Experience

Staff, Stories

After 10 years at Santropol Roulant, Kateri will be closing this chapter of her life and moving on in pursuit of new adventures. As a parting gift, here is her final interview capturing her experience over the last 10 years at the Roulant. Listen to the full interview below: 1. What does leaving the Roulant mean for you?  “It’s something …

Monthly giving: A great way to stay connected

Featured, Fundraising, Stories

As part of the Roulant Roots, monthly donors play an important role in keeping Santropol Roulant bustling throughout the year. Past board member, volunteer and monthly donor, Vani, speaks about her many roles at the Roulant and what being a monthly donor means to her. Vani started volunteering at the Roulant when she moved to Montreal from Toronto in 2011. …

Sugar Shack Outing

Events, Featured, Food, Seniors, Stories

Every Spring, an intergenerational delegation of Santropol’s community members heads out for our annual Sugar Shack outing. This year was no exception as we drove to Mont-Saint-Grégoire on the south shore of Montreal in an uncertain, but forgiving weather. We do this because we strongly believe in reinforcing social inclusion and providing a sense of belonging to everyone through social …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – François-Xavier

Stories, Volunteering - Personal

For me, there’s something magical, or even spiritual about composting: it’s the wheel of reincarnations turning; the warmth of the sun that was stored in plants, freed one last time in a pile of compost as it heats up; the odour of finished compost that promises fertility for a garden…  After a few deliveries and volunteer shifts in the kitchen, …

Warm Meals & Healthy Community – Donate Today!

Fundraising, Meals-on-Wheels, Stories

While the falling snow makes many of us feel nostalgic and cozy, it can mean those with limited mobility and health challenges are stuck at home. These lonely days with little or no human contact can be very hard on a meals-on-wheels client’s well-being. Thanks to you, meals-on-wheels clients can count on a daily visit from friendly volunteers. A visit …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – Jan

Stories

Jan, Meals on Wheels Delivery Volunteer I started delivering meals last February and have been doing so every Saturday since. I was out for a walk in the area and was intrigued by the colourful building on the corner of Roy and Coloniale. I went inside and spoke with Ben, Santropol Roulant’s volunteer coordinator who helped me sign up to …

End of the season at the farm

Agriculture, Senneville Farm, Stories

An update from Clémence, Farm co-manager It has been another great season at the Senneville farm! Thank you to our incredible farm volunteers, and to those who embarked on the CSA adventure with us this season. Thank you for supporting local agriculture and your farmers! As a farmer, it is a real privilege to know the families and individuals who enjoy our produce. …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – Julia

Fruits Défendus, Stories

Julia, Les Fruits Défendus Collective Core Member Originally from Minnesota, I came to Montreal to complete my undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science and then my Master’s in Neuroscience. I didn’t know what I wanted to do for the longest time, but then I discovered these fields in a happy coincidence. I am really interested in human behaviour and motivation, as …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – Abby

Food Preservation, Stories

Abby, Food Transformation Volunteer I grew up in New Brunswick and moved to Montreal last year to go to Concordia University, where I study English Literature and Women’s Studies. I signed up to volunteer with Santropol Roulant at a club fair and started to volunteer regularly with the Food Transformation Program. In this program, we create beautiful products with food …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – Jacqueline

Stories

Jacqueline – Volunteer I am originally from the Lanaudière region of Quebec, but have lived in Montreal for twenty eight years. Before settling in Montreal, I lived in Cameroon for six years, then lived here for a few years before spending four years working on development projects in Haiti. Thanks to my time in Africa and Haiti, I was able …

Stories of Santropol Roulant – Mark

Stories, Volunteering - Personal

Mark – Volunteer I am originally from Ontario, but have been living in Montreal for five years. Santropol Roulant was my first social outlet in Montreal. A friend of mine from high school was working with the urban agriculture program at the time and brought me by the office one day. When I entered the building, I looked around and …

Farm Profiles: Co-Managers

Agriculture, Senneville Farm, Staff, Stories

Santropol Roulant’s Senneville farm is located on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The farm not only produces the bulk of our agricultural yield but plays an important role in educating Montrealers on the importance of organic and local agriculture. The farm is co-managed by Adam and Clémence, two passionate individuals who work tirelessly with farm staff and …