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Stories of Santropol Roulant


My name is Solmaz Nassiri. I am a new immigrant from Iran, having moved to Canada on my own in May 2013. When I arrived here, I didn’t know anyone. One of my English teachers introduced me to Santropol Roulant. Since then, I’ve come here every week. Before coming to Santropol Roulant, I didn’t have very much confidence but the …

Learning from our Elders: Middle Eastern Recipes

Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

This week we share two sets of recipes from last year’s intergenerational workshop series and cookbook Learning from our Elders: Lebanese Mezze Tabbouleh, Baba Ganoush & Hummus “Mezzes are small traditional Lebanese dishes that are shared before the main meal. They must be made with the freshest ingredients and with lots of attention. At parties, we sit around a large table that is covered with more than 20 …

Haitian Cuisine: Three Colourful Recipes

Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Back in June, Camille Chevalier, long-time Roulant meals-on-wheels client, taught a workshop on Haitian cooking with the assistance of his friend Witnicia. This was one of the intergenerational workshops that was part of the Learning From Our Elders series. Packed with colour and flavour, these dishes are sure to warm you up: Pork Griot, Sticky Rice and Fried Plantains.


Cookbook Launch: Learning From Our Elders

Events, General Store, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Santropol Roulant is excited to announce the launch of our new cookbook: Learning From Our Elders, this Monday December 14, from 5 to 7 pm. This book celebrates 20 years of Santropol Roulant by compiling stories and recipes shared by our clients and community. We had the opportunity to gather these experiences with a series of intergenerational cooking workshops. Over the past several months, …


Volunteers Invited to Create Timeline

Stories, Volunteering - Personal

As part of our 20th anniversary projects, we are creating a timeline of Santropol Roulant’s 20 years to be displayed  during the Rue Fermier event on July 16, and throughout the year. The exhibition will consist of photos, illustrations, artifacts of the past and important dates, and personal stories. We are looking for volunteers to who would like to participate in creating and …


Learning from our elders: intergenerational cooking workshops

Community Workshops, Events, Kitchen Workshops, Meals-on-Wheels, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Santropol Roulant invites you to participate in a series of intergenerational cooking workshops. Over the coming months, elders of the community will lead cooking workshops on the topics of their choice, alone or in team with a volunteer. Over the course of the workshops, they will be invited to share their favorite recipes, secrets and techniques and impart their love for …

Harvesting your stories

Agriculture, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Stories, Volunteering - Personal

We have been shaking things up a bit in the volunteer orientation sessions and we are looking for your stories to help bring to life our descriptions of the Santropol Roulant volunteer experience! If you have volunteered in the kitchen, on meal deliveries, or in our gardens, send us your anecdotes so that we can use them in our revamped …

Looking Back on Our Growing Season


Now that the cold of winter has set in and that  the new year is almost upon us you may ask yourselves “what are the Roulant’s gardeners up to?” Are they hibernating? Not quite… It’s true that our gardening work is now far behind us and that the team is now cozied up inside. That being said, the gardeners are …


Thank you, Tim!

Agriculture, Staff, Stories

After nine wonderful years with the Roulant, from the kitchen to the farm, Tim Murphy has contributed to the growth of our organization at crucial moments in its history. The edible campus garden at McGill University, the garden project on the rooftop of our building on Roy Street, the expansion to the farm, the introduction of the internal decision method based on …

A Botanical Outing with Our Clients

Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Stories

On October 9, we held our autumn intergenerational activity which took place at the Montreal Botanical Garden. The event was a great success enjoyed by clients, staff and volunteers alike! After a nice picnic lunch prepared by our own Roulant kitchen, volunteers and 18 clients living with a loss of autonomy strolled in pairs through the greenhouses and fall displays.  A few braved the changing fall …

Garden Party Photos

Events, Stories

Dear donors, volunteers and all members of our community, We were filled with joy to see you all last Thursday for our (indoor) garden party. The dancing continued until the wee hours of the morning and many people went home with prizes, gift certificates and fresh strawberries. The evening was a success as we celebrated all of you, and everything …

New and Familiar Faces

Meals-on-Wheels, Publications, Seniors, Stories, Volunteering - Personal

Extra! Extra! The new issue of Words-on-Wheels, our client-member newsletter, is hot off the press! In this latest edition, titled “New and Familiar Faces,” we feature cover model Mrs Shanker, introduce new team members and interview one of our longest-running volunteers, the one and only, Matt B. In addition to meal delivery, community events, phone chats, surveys and more, W-o-W is …