About us

West Island Portrait (CFC report)

This is a portrait of sexual violence on the West Island. The report was made possible through funding from Status of Women Canada. (Available only in French) Download

Our Members

Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l'Île(AJOI)

Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l'Île (AJOI)

Our mission is to create and maintain street work intervention services with youth 12-25 years old and/or in need in the West Island. Our approach is one of harm reduction without judgment and in respect of the person’s confidentiality.

Anorexie et boulimie Québec (ANEB)

Anorexie et boulimie Québec (ANEB)

ANEB is a non-profit organization that has been operating for 30 years. Its mission is to guarantee immediate, specialized and free assistance to people with eating disorders and their families. Different support services are available to help people with an eating disorder and their loved ones. The services offered are: open and closed support groups, a help and reference phone line available every day from 8 am to 3 am and online help (forum, blog, chat, etc.) as well as a brand-new youth chat service.

CALACS de l'Ouest de l'île

West Island CALACS

The West Island CALACS is a non-profit feminist organization that advocates against sexual assault and provides services to female survivors of sexual violence as well as prevention services within the community. Counselling services are geared to female victims of sexual assault aged 14 years and older. Services are free of charge and confidential.
The types of services provided by the West Island CALACS are: welcome meetings, emergency meetings, individual follow-ups, support groups, advocacy, and support for family and close friends.

Centre d'aide aux victimes d'actes criminels (CAVAC)

CAVAC Montreal

CAVAC offers front-line services to all victims of crime and their immediate families and to witnesses of a crime. The centres provides assistance regardless of whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted.
CAVAC works closely with the justice community, the health and social services network and community organizations.
CAVAC treats victims with respect for their needs and proceeds at a pace that is comfortable for the victims. The centre believes in the ability of victims to manage their lives and make the decisions that affect them.



The West Island Women’s Centre is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women. To reach this objective, the Centre:
• offers educational, health-related and leisure courses and seminars;
• provides a support network for women;
• raises personal and community awareness; and
• promotes women’s issues.
The Women’s Centre offers courses and activities for our members as well as outreach programmes for the community, including support groups and self-defence workshops.

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

CIUSS Ouest-de-l'île de Montréal

CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal

The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS ODIM) is an institution that provides integrated health care and services to the population of the West Island and Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle. The CIUSSS ODIM also serves the clients of its facilities, which provide general and specialized care throughout the island of Montreal and in different regions of Quebec.

CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (Accueil psychosocial et services sociaux généraux)

CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (Accueil psychosocial et services sociaux généraux)

Do you feel as though you need help, that you need to talk to someone or that you need services?
A psychosocial appointment with a social worker is quickly available to you at your local West Island CIUSSS.

  • CLSC de Pierrefonds (514) 626-2572
  • CLSC Lac-Saint-Louis (514) 697-4110
The Way Out

The Way Out

Founded in 2013, The Way Out’s mission is to offer help and support to victims of sexual exploitation in Quebec, aged 18-35, in order to offer a way to leave the destructive, criminal environment they are in, and to have hope in a positive future. Those services meet the specific needs of these victims in order to provide counselling and to facilitate their reinsertion into society. The Way Out’s desire is to open a shelter in Montreal and to lead a research project for the development of a housing intervention model for victims of sex trafficking in Quebec.

Lester B. Pearson School Board

Lester B. Pearson School Board


Poste de quartier 3 (PQ3), SPVM

The PDQ 3 team works to ensure the security of its territory, in accordance with the SPVM's overall priorities. The team’s objectives are as follows:
• Anchoring the police service in their community
• Ensuring the safety of the population
• Enhancing the sense of security through innovative and diversified actions
• Reduce fatal and / or injured accidents

Community Perspective In Mental Health


We are a community organization dedicated to helping people with mental health problems, to enable them to reach their full potential while facing the challenges of daily life in their community. Through a personalized relationship based on trust and mutual respect, they receive the support they need to improve their quality of life.

West Island Women's Shelter

West Island Women's Shelter

All couples argue. It’s completely normal. On the other hand, conjugal violence is different. It’s when your partner voluntarily chooses to hurt you (psychologically, verbally, economically, physically or sexually) in order to gain power over you. Being a victim has nothing to do with you, because violence is not your fault. If you have any questions about your relationship, do not hesitate to contact us on our 24/7 confidential crisis line at (514) 620-4845, ext. 221. A counselor is always present to answer you. A counselor is always present to answer you.

West Island YMCA

West Island YMCA

• Youth Zone: Safe place for youth 12-17 to have fun, get homework help, cooking program, boxing program.
• Diversion: Program for youth who have difficulties socializing.
• Impact: Alternative justice program.
• 60 Plus : Activities for the elderly.

West Island Crisis Center

West Island Crisis Center

The West Island Crisis Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides free and specialized crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Services 24/7
• Crisis line
• Crisis intervention in the community
• Short-term residential stay
• Post crisis support

  • (514) 684-6160
  • www.centredecriseoi.com/
  • Executive director: Marie Suzanne Lavallée
  • Coordinator: Mandy Novak-Léonard
  • English, French, Spanish, Arab, Italian, Greek, Urdu language, Indian language


The main goal of our organization is to prevent drug abuse by advocating the experimental management approach. This approach aims to help young people manage their life experiences according to their personal, physical and psychological limits. Our team is present in over 50 schools and organizations. Cumulus provides objective information and equip's individuals to make informed choices. In addition, through its various implications, the organization aims to foster community exchanges on various issues related to the prevention of drug abuse.