Healthy communities

CED Resources Hub

Go beyond CED and explore this curated hub of academic research, videos, articles, podcasts, blogs, etc. on various issues impacting our communities and connect with groups at McGill and around Montréal who address them through direct action, education, advocacy and more. Choose a topic, encounter a new perspective, get involved and never stop learning.

Learn more about issues addressed by Montreal and McGill groups and organizations. Pick a topic, encounter a new perspective, get involved and never stop learning.

As part of the McGill and Montréal community, your thoughts and perspectives are welcome. If you have an organization, research article, video, podcast, etc. to suggest, please feel free to submit it for review here or email

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Learning Resources

Academic Research (10)
Publications (16)


Guides and Toolkits

Media Article


  • S. Lane Forsyth - American Psychological Associaton


  • Espace Montréalais d'informations sur la santé - Gouv. du Québec

Academic Journals


Groups & Organizations

Montréal and Surrounding Area (26)


  • ACCM works to enhance the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS as well as to promote a sense of community, community awareness, and action. They are dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions related to their health, and offer programs such as a drop-in centre, support services, sexual health education, and treatment services.

  • CLSCs are an integral part of the health and social service centres (CSSSs). They provide health and social services on their premises, but also in schools, at work and at home.

  • A community organization for the prevention of blood-borne (BBSI) and sexually transmitted infections. They work with injecting and inhaling drug users, sex workers, and trans people.

  • Their activities fall into two broad categories: 1) services and resources offered free of charge to the Concordia and greater Montreal community and 2) composed of campaigns and programming. We also host numerous film screenings, presentations and workshop series throughout the year

  • The Argyle Institute is a Montreal based psychotherapy and training centre that has been serving the community for more than 30 years. Tel: (514) 931-5629

  • Dans la rue has grown into a multi-disciplinary team of skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers, all to help fulfill Pops' vision of helping kids survive the streets and get back on their feet.

  • Serving the entire population of Quebec since 1987, SOS domestic violence offers reception, assessment, information, advocacy, support and bilingual reference, free, anonymous and confidential 24 24 - seven days a week to domestic violence victims and to all those affected by this issue.

    Hotline available 24/7: 1800 363 9010

  • A bilingual organization in NDG dedicated to addressing youth sexuality. It offers medical clinics, legal clinics, counseling, a food pantry, a young parents program, information and referrals.

  • Call: 811

    24/7 number for a nurse who can give you health advice and information on nearby resources.

  • 514 288 1515

    24/7 information on drugs, alcohol and gambling.

  • Redpath Library Building, Suite RS56

    3459 McTavish Street


  • The McGill AIDS Centre coordinates, facilitates and promotes teaching, research and treatment activities at McGill University and its affiliated teaching hospitals relating to HIV infection and AIDS.

  • The goals of the NWSM are to provide a safe environment where women can begin to rebuild their lives. They offer support and frontline services to Aboriginal women and children to promote their empowerment and independence.

  • Providing harm reduction resources, referrals and services to Indigenous Women and Two-Spirited peoples.

  • Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTT(e)Q), also known as Québec Trans Health Action aims to promote the health and well-being of trans people through peer support and advocacy.

  • The IWC defends the rights of immigrants in their places of work and fights for DIGNITY, RESPECT, and JUSTICE.

  • Community center offering French, English and Spanish language classes, a community residence for students, a farmer's market, community activities based on peace-building and artistic expression, as well as renting space to other organisations

  • Supports Côte-des-Neiges residents in facing and resolving individual and systemic housing problems, basic income security, and access to healthcare and other government programs.

  • Being a volunteer at the FLAT is an opportunity to gain lots of hands-on experience with bikes. Whether you have a lot, or no experience, everyone has something to offer.

  • A vibrant intergenerational community brought together by food and community engagement, for a healthy, well-fed and close-knit city.

  • SantroVélo is a place of learning, so we won’t fix your bike for you like at a regular bike shop. Instead, the volunteers will teach, guide and support you as you learn to fix your bike and use the tools yourself.

  • Canada’s oldest Black theatre company. Our mission is to encourage and promote the development of a Black and Canadian Theatre, rooted in a literature that reflects the creative will of Black Canadian writers and artists, and the creative collaborations between Black and other artists, and aims to promote and produce Black theatre that educates, entertains and delights its audiences.

  • COCo’s mission is to promote social justice, active citizenship, democracy, and just socio-economic development by supporting the development of healthy organizations and strong communities through education. 

McGill (27)

Student Groups

  • Offers free, drop-in, confidential and non-judgemental support and resource referral to all members of the McGill community.

  • 514-398-6246

    Call them from 6pm-3am for info, referrals, or just to chat. They're anonymous and confidential.

  • SACOMSS is a pro-survivor, pro-feminist, anti-racist, anti-ableist, anti-classist, queer-positive, trans-positive and anti-oppressive organization. They provide a safe, accessible and non-judgmental space for members of many different communities and identifications.



    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 12am

  • ECOLE aspires to be a space that facilitates a culture of sustainability at McGill University and its surrounding communities through research, teaching, experimentation, living practices, and collaboration with student and community groups.
  • Facilitates research collaborations between university students and grassroots community groups working for social change.

  • Providing alternative music, news and spoken word programming to the city and surrounding areas. CKUT volunteers program shows, announce, produce documentaries, conduct interviews, participate on committees, raise money, write radio dramas, solicit music and generally make CKUT what it is. 

Student Clubs

  • A SSMU service that is eligible to the entire McGill community. They have good lounge space and a great library!

  • Committed to increasing intercultural interaction between students and newcomer Canadians as well as advocating for the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants.

  • Serves pay-what you-can vegan lunches on weekdays @ 12:30 pm @ 3600 McTavish. Their work serves as a political response to the increased corporatization and exploitative methods of mainstream food systems by creating alternative anti-capitalist practices and educational resources that empower individuals and communities.

Admin office

  • Brown Student Services building, 3rd floor

    3600 McTavish

    Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0G3

    Fax: 514-398-2559


  • 3600 McTavish St., Suite 4200


  • 3600 McTavish, Suite 5500


  • Offer support to students of any religious identity or no particular religious identity who wish to find meaning beyond academics and to form healthy life habits that invite spiritual wellbeing, inner peace, and that equip them to live harmoniously in a pluralistic society.

  • Connects you to resources, support and information about different health strategies to help you live healthy at McGill.

  • Enhancing the presence of Indigenous peoples in the McGill community through educational programming.

  • Mission is to facilitate and support the inclusion of diverse learners.

  • McGill faculties, departments and offices offer outreach and in-reach programs for schools and youth organizations at all levels of education across Québec. S.U.N. aims to connect community and university members with these programs while strengthening communication between the programs themselves.

  • Supports the growth, progress, and success of international students at McGill, and aims to ease their transition to a new school, a new home and a new country.

  • Our mission is to create a culture of sustainability at McGill - to encourage and unite the efforts of students, faculty, staff and administrators to incorporate principles of sustainability in university operations, campus living and learning and in its relations with the broader community.

Faculty & Academic

  • Researchers, professionals, and students from all over the world, who are interested and passionate about working (and fighting) for a world free of hunger.

  • Supports world-class research on social determinants of health and mobilization on issues of health and social policy.

  • Facilitates research collaborations between university students and grassroots community groups working for social change.

  • Integrates social entrepreneurship and social innovation more formally into its teaching, research and outreach activities. The outcome is social value creation, social impact and social change.

  • CHAP seeks to place second year Medicine students in the MDCM (Medicinæ Doctorem et Chirurgiæ Magistrum) program with health-related community organizations. Originally student-led, this addition to the McGill curriculum exposes learners to the social, environmental, economic and historical determinants of health for different populations. 

  • Brings together researchers from several Quebec institutions of higher learning for the purpose of contributing to a better understanding of the city through interdisciplinary research in areas such as the economy, health, language, governance, history, and culture. 

  • Health care researchers working in partnerships with those affected by issues being studied for the purpose of creating and translating knowledge for action or change.

  • A multidisciplinary team in the School of Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering at McGill. The main goal of this group is to generate valuable research of benefit to the community and to educate students through real world transportation planning projects. 

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