Support Vulnerable & Marginalized Populations
Vulnerability and marginalization are multi-faceted situations. People suffering from mental illnesses, people living alone who have no-one to turn to in times of crisis, young adults who have aged-out of the children services, recent immigrants and visible minority residents who are suffering from discrimination, people struggling with sexual orientation or identity, illiterate adults trying to navigate life without being able to read... the list is long and diverse.
Thankfully these 12 community groups provide help and services that would otherwise not be available through the government services alone.
- Web site : abovas.com
- Website : aqva.orgAQVA, Association québécoise de la voile adaptée makes it possible for those suffering from severe physical or sensory handicaps to improve their quality of life and integration into the community by learning to sail autonomously.
- Website : avatil.orgAVATIL promotes autonomy and a satisfying quality of life in the community for adolescents and adults with mild cognitive or social limitations, by offering programs and services that support independent living.
- Web site: crcinfo.caCRC, West Island Community Resource Center is dedicated to improving individual and collective well-being by providing information and referral services to citizens in collaboration with its community partners.
- Website : literacyunlimited.caLiteracy Unlimited is dedicated to empowering adults through improved literacy by delivering programs to help learners reach their personal, educational and employment goals.
- Website : cabvwi.orgVolunteer West Island recruits, trains and refers volunteers in the West Island community. They also assist seniors to remain autonomous and break their isolation by developing and implementing social programs.
- Website: wiaih.qc.caWIAIH, West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped enhances the lives of people with an intellectual disability or autism by providing innovating services, supporting their families and sensitizing the community.
- Website: wibca.orgWest Island Black Community Association the Association strives to continuously increase the participation in its programs to reach more youths, adults and seniors. WIBCA seeks to relieve loneliness and isolation, educate the public on health issues, various cultures and multiculturalism.
- Website: lgbtq2centre.comWest Island LGBTQ2+ Centre West Island provides a safe and welcoming environment where gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people can come to meet, talk, get to know each other, ask questions and understand themselves better.
Did you know that in the West Island only there are 77,880 immigrants, 10,675 seniors living alone and 10,218 single parent families?