Groups

La Convergence des luttes anticapitalistes (CLAC)

a vu le jour en 2000 pour mobiliser contre le Sommet des Amériques de Québec en avril 2001. Après plusieurs mutations et une période de « dormance », la CLAC s’est reformée en janvier 2010, comme une convergence de groupes et d’individus, afin de coordonner une mobilisation anticapitaliste en vue des sommets du G8-G20 en Ontario.

La CLAC a le mandat de porter le discours anticapitaliste par l’organisation de campagnes et de manifestations. Depuis les trois dernières années, la CLAC a ainsi organisé la manifestation anticapitaliste annuelle du 1er mai, a appelé à des rassemblements contre différents sommets du G20, contre le rassemblement des jeunes Conservateurs à Montréal et la Conférence de Montréal et contre le Grand Prix de Formule 1. La CLAC a aussi dénoncé les diverses initiatives visant à criminaliser la résistance à Montréal, notamment la création et les agissements de l’escouade GAMMA par le SPVM et l’infâme règlement P6. La CLAC publie des journaux et des brochures, organise des teach-ins et des assemblées anti-capitalistes et supporte les arrêtéEs lors de diverses manifestations.

Pour plus d’information sur la CLAC et pour savoir comment vous impliquer : clac-montreal.net

The Southwest Solidarity Network

is a volunteer group of residents of Côte-Saint-Paul, Ville-Émard, Verdun, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri, Little Burgundy, and Griffintown, who believe in standing up to landlords and bosses. Our goal is to support each other in our individual struggles and build solidarity through collective organizing to deal with specific job, housing, and other problems caused by the rich and powerful. Are you having problems with your landlord or boss? Join us! Let’s fight to win.

Le réseau de solidarité du sud-ouest est un groupe bénévole de résidentes et de résidents des municipalités de Côte-St-Paul, Ville-Émard, Verdun, Point-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri, Petite-Bourgogne et Griffintown. Nous croyons à l’établissement d’un rapport de force contre les patron-e-s et les propriétaires. Notre but est de nous soutenir conjointement dans nos luttes individuelles en établissant une solidarité à partir d’une organisation collective visant à régler des problèmes d’emploi, de logement ou bien tout autre conflit causé par les riches et les puissant-e-s. Rejoignez-nous! Luttons pour vaincre!

info@solsudouest.net
438-863-9929

The Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP)

is an autonomous group that is made up of victims, witnesses and/or those concerned by police brutality and all abuse perpetrated by the police. The collective was formed in 1995 from a defense committee for people arrested after a demonstration against Human Life International, a far-right group. In light of the increasingly intense repression, social cleansing, and impunity rampant in Montreal, the COBP decided to organize on a permanent basis to continue its battle against police brutality.

The COBP’s goal is to not only denounce the harassment, violence, intimidation, arrests and abuse of power by police, but to inform people of their rights and lend support to victims.We have also published several brochures, mostly on neighbourhood policing, secret police and political espionage. Since 1998, we have distributed over 35,000 copies of our booklet “Guess what! We’ve got rights?!” in French, English and Spanish to individuals and at the request of community groups that work with homeless here in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec. The COBP does regular workshops and discussions on rights and police abuse which are available upon request.

Since March 15th 1997, COBP has organized an annual demonstration in the streets of Montreal to highlight the International Day against Police Brutality.

cobp.resist.ca
cobp@hotmail.com
514-395-9691

Life after Life

is a new collective run mutually by street-involved and/or formerly incarcerated girls, women and transgender people. Our aim is to build a viable community for people coming out of punitive state institutions (prisons, jails, youth detention and immigrant detention centers, homeless shelters, psychiatric hospitals, group homes and foster care, etc.) who need a space to heal and support each other, and nurture their advocacy and leadership skills.

In addition to leadership capacity building, we also focus on educational attainment and collective knowledge production. Specifically, we are currently co-piloting an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program course located at a women’s prison in collaboration with both community and university educators. In addition, we design and facilitate workshops on addressing intimate, interpersonal, and institutional violence using Transformative Justice models.

We also hold and participate in local events, such as book launches, film screenings, discussions, and poetry readings surrounding different issues faced by formerly and currently incarcerated communities, and community accountability. Lastly, we are focused on connecting with other groups working with our communities across the United States and Canada in order to create resource guides, newsletters, and to sustain a network of mutual support and knowledge sharing. If you’re a formerly incarcerated girl, woman, and/or trans person who is interested in collaborating with LAL, please contact us!

lifeafterlife@centre2110.org
centre2110.org/life-after-life

Recon

strives to reconnect lifers (people with life sentences) with the community on the outside of prison. To achieve this goal, group members attend weekly meetings at the Federal Training Centre in Laval. Often guests will come to our meetings and conduct workshops or activities. Sometimes these activities are geared towards reintegration and at times they serve more to aid in socialization between group members. In addition, Recon holds bi-monthly meetings in downtown Montreal with outside volunteers, people on parole and currently incarcerated people who have passes that allow them to leave the prison.

contact us at: recon.ftc@gmail.com

The Prisoner Correspondence Project

is a collectively-run initiative based out of Montreal, Quebec. We coordinate a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, gender-variant, two-spirit, intersex, bisexua,l and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking these inmates with people a part of these same communities outside of prison. We also coordinate a resource library and make these available for free for inmates, and write and send in a beautiful, twice-yearly newsletter.

We are always looking for new non-incarcerated folks to become penpals, as well as for energetic people to come in and check the mail with us or get involved in the collective!

queertrans.prisonersolidarity@
gmail.com
prisonercorrespondenceproject.com

La Belle Époque

is a self-organized anarchist social space located at 1984 rue Wellington. The goal of the space is to facilitate collective reflection around our ideas and experiences, meet each other, and learn
about current struggles. We hope to contribute to building a dynamic anarchist space in a broader sense. The space is used for discussions, film screenings, reading groups, and social events. It is also home to a
lending library, zine-distros, and a queer youth drop-in. Anyone interested in proposing a workshop or other idea for the space is welcome to do so at the monthly proposals night.

For more info: epoquemtl.org
Or email: labelleepoque@riseup.net

The First Peoples’ House

McGill University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee territories. The First Peoples’ House, part of Student Services, is dedicated to providing support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at McGill. Playing many roles, including those of residence, gathering place and resource centre, the First Peoples’ House is first and foremost a community. The First Peoples’ House also plans activities and special events throughout the year, such as the annual Pow Wow, to raise awareness within the McGill and Montreal communities regarding the past, present, and future aspirations of Indigenous peoples. Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

First Peoples’ House
3505 Peel street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W7
514-398-3217
mcgill.ca/fph

KANATA

is dedicated to providing a safe space and avenue for dialogue with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples on issues pertaining to Indigenous culture in North America. We seek to expand Indigenous Studies at McGill by publishing student research papers, artwork, and other related content in our Journal; creating a platform for interactive presentation and exchange in our Peer-to-Peer Conference; and lobbying for an official minor program in Indigenous Studies (which has recently received approval and funding). Ultimately, we seek to connect and expand community at McGill and beyond the Roddick Gates.

kanata.mcgill@gmail.com
qpirgmcgill.org/kanata

McGill’s Aboriginal Network

is a source of information about Aboriginal-focused student groups, on-campus events, and off-campus resources. You can browse our calendar for upcoming events, get involved with Indigenous-related research, and find resources on education, health, and other topics.

Aboriginal Network at McGill
aboriginalnetwork.mcgill.ca

 

Solidarity Across Borders

Justice and dignity for migrants and refugees! We demand Status for All! We resist deportations and detentions, and we struggle for a full and comprehensive regularization program for all non-status migrants. We are a network comprised of migrants, refugees, non-status people and allies that support individuals and families in diverse ways as they confront the immigration system. We also oppose and fight ‘double punishment’, the deportation of non-citizens with a criminal record, which mainly targets people in poor and racialized communities that have lived and worked in Canada for the majority of their lives.
Since 2004, we have collectively built a network of mutual aid and support for migrants struggling for status and survival in the Montreal-area and beyond. Together, we aim to break fear and isolation and instead build a Solidarity City where all can live with full dignity.

solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com
438-933-7654
solidarityacrossborders.org

Dignidad Migrante

is a group of Spanish speaking im/migrant workers and their allies who fight together against labour exploitation. We fight for the right to access basic social services with the same conditions and opportunities as citizens, regardless of workers’ migrant status. We are anti-capitalist and feminist and are open to working with other groups who share in our struggle and who do not speak Spanish.

Objectives:
Bring together im/migrant workers in Montreal who face injustice and exploitation in the workplace, without regard for their employment status
Create a safe space for people of this community get organized and fight against the exploitation and injustice faced by im/migrant workers
To sensitize the general public about problems and issues surrounding labour and migration though methods such as popular education

dignidadmigrante@gmail.com

Stella

is an organization by and for sex workers in Montreal.
Our goals are:
• to provide support and information to sex-workers so that they may live in safety and with dignity;
• to sensitize and educate the public about sex work and the realities faced by sex workers;
• to fight discrimination against sex workers;
• to promote the decriminalisation of sex work.

Not only do we run a drop-in centre reserved for sex-workers, but we also produce Bad Tricks and Assaulters Lists included into our monthly Bulletin, a health-education prison project with sex workers behind bars, a free, anonymous and confidential medical clinic with Doctors of the World twice a month, a floating legal clinic, free access to STI prevention materials, Stella Positive, a meeting and activity group for HIV positive sex workers, legal and medical accompaniments, harm-reduction-based support and prevention materials for sex workers who use drugs, art workshops, community meals, and much more. We reach thousands of sex workers every year, though outreach shifts with street-level sex-workers, escorts, masseuses and dancers.

Stella favours empowerment and solidarity by and amongst sex workers, since we are committed to the idea that each of us has a place in society, and that rights are worth defending.

stellappp@videotron.ca
chezstella.org

Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec, or ASTT(E)Q

, is a project of CACTUS Montreal, and was founded in the late nineties in order to encourage the health and well-being of trans people through access to resources and support. The organization aims to develop and strengthen trans people’s social and medical support networks. We also work to educate health and social service providers regarding transsexuality and gender variance. We provide information about the medical, social, and legal aspects of trans people’s lives and transitioning.

The

Union for Gender Empowerment

is a trans*-positive feminist organization. We coordinate an alternative library; a co-op stocking pay-what-you-can ecologically responsible menstrual products, DIY sex toys, safer sex supplies, and gender empowerment items; and a zine library and distro. The UGE also runs trans* 101/allyship and anti-oppression workshops for other organizations and projects, and maintains a resource binder with information about abortion services, counselling, and queer/trans*-friendly health services in Montreal.

Our office and lounge space is a wheelchair-accessible safe(r) space for people of all genders, and is equipped with a microwave, dishes, a kettle, and lots of tea! Stop by to eat lunch and hang out!

You can find us in room 413, on the 4th floor of the Shatner University Centre at McGill University.

unionforgenderempowerment.wordpress.com.
(514) 398-2569

The Centre for Gender Advocacy

is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. We believe that gender oppression is inextricably linked to social and economic justice, and work to achieve our mandate within a feminist framework that challenges systemic oppressions. Through on-going programming, campaigns, resources, services, and advocacy, the Centre for Gender Advocacy works in support and solidarity with social movements, provides confidential peer-to-peer support, collaborates with volunteers, and provides an accessible space to facilitate community organizing and action, all while promoting gender self-determination, bodily sovereignty, and self-love.

genderadvocacy.org
514-937-2110

The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS)

is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting and empowering survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach. We provide a safe, accessible, and non-judgemental space with services open to the public and provided free of charge.

For those interested in volunteering with one of our branches (Support Line and Drop-In Centre, Support Groups, Advocacy, Outreach), trainings are offered at the beginning of each semester.

Shatner Building, 3480 McTavish, Room B-27
514-398-8500
main@sacomss.org
www.sacomss.org
www.facebook.com/sacomss

Montreal Birth Companions (MBC) / Les Accompagnantes à la Naissance de Montreal

MBC provides free doula services to marginalised communities and makes great efforts on improving pregnancy and birth experiences for all. Doula work is about providing non-judgmental and unconditional support to pregnant and parenting people. We are always looking for volunteers who would like to get involved!

montrealbirthcompanions@gmail.com

The Montreal Childcare Collective

offers strategic childcare in response to the fact that childcare is frequently overlooked and underappreciated. We aim to assist parents, caregivers, youth and children, including but not limited to low-income communities, non-status and immigrant communities, communities of colour, and queer and trans communities.

childcarecollective.blogspot.com childcarecollective@riseup.net
514-848-7583

The Midnight Kitchen

serves pay-what you-can vegan lunches on weekdays @ 12:30 pm in room 302 of the Shatner (SSMU) building. As part of our social and political programming, we also organize educational events and workshops, support direct action and grassroots organizing, have a radical library, and distribute a newsletter each semester. We also cook in solidarity for political and community-based events that are keeping within our anti-oppression and political mandate. We’re always looking for new volunteers and collective members! You can volunteer by emailing us at midnightkitchencollective@gmail.com or filling out a volunteer form at our kitchen, located on the third floor.

themidnightkitchen.wordpress.com

Initiated in 1999 to address student poverty, the

People’s Potato

is an autonomous, non-profit, vegan, community kitchen. We serve four-course vegan lunches and work with community groups on broader goals of social justice, environmental sustainability and food security issues. Lunch is served on the 7th floor of the Hall building every Monday to Friday during the school year from 12:30pm-2pm. Meals are offered on a by-donation, pay-what-you-can basis. No one is turned away! We strive to create an accessible and anti-oppressive space for collective members, volunteers and everyone who enjoys our meals. This project would not be possible without our amazing volunteers!

peoplespotato@gmail.com
peoplespotato.com

 

The McGill Farmers’ Market

provides students, employees, and neighborhood residents the opportunity to buy fresh, organic, local food directly from the farmers who produce it, and to engage with community and student groups working on sustainability initiatives. The Market takes place every Thursday from 12 to 5 pm on McTavish Street, from August 29th to October 24th 2013 and also offers summer and fall CSA basket sessions.
mcgillfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

 

Le Frigo Vert

is a non-profit, collectively-run natural food store and social justice organization, funded by the students of Concordia University. We strive to provide a viable alternative to the current corporate food distribution system. We aim to provide affordable healthy food to the community at a fair price to producers, and to collect and share educational resources and skills that help us challenge the oppressive systems. Located at 2130 Mackay Street we have a kitchen and a lounge area that people can use and that may be booked for meetings. Unfortunately our current location is not wheelchair accessible.

Santropol Roulant

We believe that good food has the power to change lives, and to make the world a better and happier place.

Come help us garden, cook, package and deliver meals to seniors and people living with a loss of autonomy. Fix bikes in our bike shop, compost kitchen waste on-site, and help us out at events or with special projects.

We’re always looking for new volunteers and friends to join the fray and have a laugh with us as we learn and work together to improve food security and nourish Montreal and montrealers.

111 Roy, corner Coloniale, in the Plateau.

Campus Crops

is an urban agriculture/gardening initiative run mostly by McGill students but open to everyone. We’re interested in organic gardening, social and environmental justice, and popular education on food-related issues. We grow organic food, herbs, flowers and medicinal plants in our gardens behind the McGill School of Environment and James Administration buildings. We also run workshops throughout the year on indoor gardening, food politics 101, and more! We always need lots of helping hands in the garden, so please get in touch if you’re interested!

campuscrops@gmail.com
campuscropsmcgill.blogspot.ca
facebook.com/campuscrops

The Flat

is a collective that encourages cycling through the sharing of knowledge and tools. We have everything you need to learn how to fix your bike. All persons and bikes welcome – no experience necessary! We seek to make bicycling more accessible, provide a welcoming environment, minimize our environmental impact, and promote a greater sense of community.

3480 McTavish
SSMU Building B-02
theflat.bikecollective@gmail.com
theflat.wordpress.com

CINEMA POLITICA

TURNS 10! Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists. In Montreal, Concordia’s local is Cinema Politica’s largest and longest-running one, but there are also CP locals in McGill and UQAM. Each semester they screen powerful independent documentaries and connect students to artists and local activists. To see the schedule for this year, please visit the website!

info@cinemapolitica.org
cinemapolitica.org

*CKUT*

is McGill’s kick-ass campus-community radio station. CKUT broadcasts live on *90.3FM* and can be streamed or downloaded from *ckut.ca*. Our programming covers very diverse musical genres, news, arts, and culture. As a non-commercial, alternative station what you hear on our airwaves is unlike what you get from mainstream commercial outlets. The best part is people just like you make our radio programming – McGill students and Montreal community members!
If you would like to get involved, come up to 3647 University. We have orientations every 3rd Thursday of the month at noon, 3pm, and 6pm. There is a wealth of knowledge, skills, and hands-on-experience to be gained at CKUT. Come by and learn how to make radio!

90.3 fm
ckut.ca
music.ckut.ca
campusmixtapes.org

Rock Camp for Girls Montreal

is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, 5-day music camp where girls from ages 10-17 learn and practice instruments, form a band, write an original song together, and perform at the Showcase Concert. Through collaborative music composition and performance, as well as non-music workshops based in feminist and anti-oppression frameworks, Rock Camp aims to foster the development of self-esteem, skill-building, critical thinking and empowerment. Rock Camp is a space where girls discover and express their talents, and become leaders in creating their own kind of cultural production through music. The goal is for girls to rock in all aspects of life.

girlsrockmontreal.org

Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble

We are an activist marching band which organizes according to anarchist principles. We play songs of a political nature in remembrance of worldwide struggles against oppression; these songs are historical monuments to our own culture of resistance and are played to inspire our communities. We seek to reclaim public spaces, to help make political movements fun and exciting, and to celebrate resistance in a way that reflects our vision of the world we want to live in. Born for the 2006 “Status for All” Demo in Montreal, we have been marching ever since. Many marchers have come and gone, and many have yet to come… maybe you are one of them?

chaoticinsurrectionensemble.org

The Link

is an independent, student-run, not-for-profit newspaper at Concordia. We aim to publish stories not usually covered by mainstream media, with a focus on advocacy journalism. The Link is a progressive entity with a staff that believes in tolerance and promotes a positive message of diversity and equality. Founded in 1980, The Link has a tradition of advocating for people and groups who are marginalized, oppressed, voiceless or simply rendered invisible because of the nature of their situation. The Link publishes weekly in print, and online at thelinknewspaper.ca

The McGill Daily

, in production for over 100 years, is an independent student newspaper at McGill University that aims to empower and give voice to marginalized groups on and off campus. The Daily publishes once weekly in print, and produces online content throughout the week. Its content and reporting are guided by an anti-oppressive mandate and a strong statement of principles that outlines the paper’s commitment to providing a critical and accessible analysis of the power dynamics inherent in institutions, issues, and current events. For more information about the paper, or on how to contribute, contact us at:

mcgilldaily.com
coordinating@mcgilldaily.com

Actualité, société, arts & culture, chroniques…Retrouvez

le Délit

chaque mardi sur le campus! Le Délit français, ou plus simplement Le Délit, est le seul journal francophone de l’université McGill. Il a été créé en 1977 pour donner une voix aux étudiants de langue française. Le Délit est un journal étudiant indépendant. Il est distribué gratuitement sur le campus de McGill, une fois par semaine (le mardi). Tous les membres de la communauté mcgilloise sont invités à participer à la production du Délit. Pour plus de renseignements sur le journal, et sur comment collaborer :

delitfrancais.com
rec@delitfrancais.com

Folio

is a student-run fine arts magazine that publishes the visual art of McGill students on a biannual basis. Folio primarily seeks to cultivate an appreciation for art in the McGill community while giving McGill artists the chance to showcase their work to a broad audience. It also acts as an ongoing archive of the McGill artistic community by presenting a diverse cross-section of creative work – from applied design and street art, to painting and sculpture.

foliomag@gmail.com

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

is an independent and not-for-profit co-operative bookstore in downtown Montreal, on Concordia University’s downtown campus. As the only co-operative bookstore serving an Anglophone community in Quebec, and the only academically affiliated Solidarity Co-operative, we have been busy breaking barriers and offering an alternative to corporate-run book stores over the last 11 years.

Membership is $10.00 for life! $5.00 if you’re a Concordia Undergraduate.* No need to be a student to be a member – everyone is welcome! Membership is not required, but has its benefits – such as member discounts and the opportunity to vote at our annual general meetings.

2150 Bishop Street
Store: 514-848-2046
coopbookstore@gmail.com
co-opbookstore.ca

Queer Between the Covers

is a collective of volunteers that aims to provide access to queer materials that are otherwise unavailable in Montreal, which has no long-standing queer bookstore. We seek to create queer community space and to support queer cultural production in Montreal.

The Queer Between the Covers collective organizes a queer bookfair every August as part of an alternative Pride series called Pervers/cité, which is a radical response to the continued commercialization and de-politicization of mainstream pride events in the city. We also maintain a year-round queer and trans* book and zine distro and put on book launches and other smaller events every few months. We are always looking for new people to get involved!

queerbetweenthecovers.org