Community·2022 Charity Drive

Donate to Montreal City Mission

MCM helps children from low-income families, children with special needs, refugees and immigrants. Their goal is to help break isolation and ease their integration through their various programs.

Organization helps children from low-income families, children with special needs, refugees and immigrants.

Montreal City Mission has been selected as CBC Montreal's charity this holiday season (CBC)

Montreal City Mission has been selected as CBC Montreal's charity this holiday season. 

Throughout December, CBC Montreal will collaborate with Montreal City Mission to showcase stories of people in our community who are making a difference. You can see all of our coverage here.

About Montreal City Mission

Montreal City Mission (MCM) is a downtown community organization that's been finding long-term solutions to problems of poverty and social exclusion since 1910. Located in St. James United Church on Ste-Catherine Street, MCM helps children from low-income families, children with special needs, as well as refugees and immigrants. Their goal is to help break isolation and ease their integration through their various program, which include:

MCM assistant director Anwar Alhjooj at the organization's "Gathering at the Table"event. The annual event brings together newcomer and Canadian-born elders along with student interns and volunteers. (MCM)
  • Camp Cosmos summer camp.
  • Sewing Circle (part of the Women Weaving their Dreams Collective).
  • ARK (Art with Refugee kids).
  • MCM's annual Gathering at the Table event, which brings together newcomer and Canadian-born elders along with student interns and volunteers.
  • Their Just Solutions legal clinic for vulnerable migrants with a precarious immigration status, including victims of conjugal violence.
  • The Green SAGE Vert program, which aims to raise awareness of biodiversity in the urban setting and promote care of the environment.

How you can help

Arwa Nofal is involved with the MCM's Sewing Circle. The group made masks during the pandemic, but has since returned to making gifts for the upcoming holiday season. (Rana Liu (CBC))

In addition to monetary donations, here are examples of the other kinds of other support Montreal City Mission would love to receive: 

  • Food gift cards (e.g. Provigo, IGA, pharmacies).
  • Gift cards to a bookstore (e.g. Chapters).
  • Art supplies.
  • School supplies.
  • Sewing supplies.
  • Volunteers for French tutoring.
  • Bus passes/tickets.
  • Tickets to cultural & sport events (e.g. movies, La Ronde, hockey & soccer games).

For details on how to donate these items, please contact Anwar Alhjooj at maan@montrealcitymission.org.

Join us on Dec. 9

CBC Daybreak will be broadcasting live from the atrium of our new building from 6 - 9 a.m. on Fri, Dec. 9, (1000 Papineau Ave, Montreal).

They have recently launched a call for nominations for "Good Neighbours" — a person in the community who is always there to lend a helping hand. Click here for more details. If you would like to register to attend the event, please e-mail mtlcomm@cbc.ca


During the month of December, CBC will be working with Montreal City Mission to showcase stories of people in our community who are making a difference for our "Make the Season Kind" campaign. For more stories and to learn more about this campaign, visit cbc.ca/bekindqc and make a donation here.

Every year, CBC selects two organizations for our Charity Drive— one serving the greater Montreal area and one serving a community anywhere in Quebec (outside of Montreal). This year, our charity outside Montreal is the Townshippers Foundation. Click here to learn more about what they do.

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