Montreal Walks for Mental Health

Add your voice to our team! Join us on October 15th and walk towards a world without stigma.

Types of Mental Illness

Caregivers! Learn about the various types and characteristics of each mental illness and how they can be treated.


There’s nothing more discouraging than repeatedly trying to convince a relative who is ill to get help when your efforts fall on deaf ears. Come and learn how to better communicate with your ill loved one.

40th Anniversary Gala–Buy your tickets now!

Join us on October 12th to celebrate this momentous occasion!

Recovery Workshop for Caregivers

Every person, as sick as he/she may be, can embark on a journey of healing and transformation and can live a meaningful life while striving to achieve his/her maximum potential.

BPD Family Connections

Is someone in your family living with Borderline Personality Disorder? AMI-Quebec, in collaboration with the Sashbear Foundation, is offering a special program for families affected by BPD in a loved one.

Final Performance! Don’t miss Through the Eyes of Caregivers

Don’t miss this final performance! 

Caregivers’ voices and experiences brought to life on stage June 9, 2017. Share in their experience! Limited seating—must reserve in advance. 

AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness and The Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University proudly present Through the Eyes of Caregivers: an ethnodrama on mental illness in the family. Based on the transcriptions of interviews with over twenty caregivers and the video documentation of a four-hour workshop with fourteen caregivers, this play is called an ethnodrama. It is a kind of research in which the report is an artful, dramatic performance of the informants’ portrayals of their lived experience. It is meant to have “emancipatory and educational potential.” In fact, it is a form of health education aiming to create new approaches to any given health situation; in this case, for caregivers of loved ones with a mental illness. After the one-hour performance, there will be a post-show discussion with the audience.

Time: 7:30 pm

Date: June 9, 2017

Place: F.C. Smith Auditorium, Cazalet Theatre, Loyola Campus,
Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke West. 

Admission Free. Limited Seating. Reservations are required.
For reservations, call 438-994-3367 or email

Celebrate AMI’s 40th at our AGM!

The Board of Directors cordially invites all to attend

The Annual General Meeting of AMI-Quebec

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7 pm

Auditorium, Jewish General Hospital Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road

Report of Activities ~ Financial Statements ~ Presentation of Awards
Election of the Board for 2017-18 ~ Reception

Awards will be presented to

Sylvie Albert
Serge Beaulieu
Lucie Champagne
Donald Desrosiers
Connie Di Nardo
Anna Beth Doyle
Gilberte Lamoureux
Matthew Pearce

We are looking for a Summer Student!

Thank you for your interest! We have received a large number of applications and the application process is now closed. We will be in touch soon with those candidates selected for an interview. 

Are you a full time student looking for a summer job? We are looking for a summer student! Come and work with a small but dynamic team in a well-respected mental health organization. This job includes administrative duties, some website work, updates, and more. 

Only people who were full time students in 2016-17 and who will be going back to school full time in the fall are eligible. This contract is provided by the Government of Canada. It can be anywhere from 6-16 weeks long (we will know the length of the contract at the beginning of May). Start date in May or June depending on the length of the contract. 

You are:

Computer literate
Very organized
Detail oriented
Able to follow instructions and work independently
Creative and good at problem-solving

You have:

Excellent communication skills in English (both spoken and written)
A working proficiency in French
Knowledge of and an interest in mental illness

Please send a CV, cover letter, and two references to, specifying that you are applying for the summer student position.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AMI-Québec Action on Mental Illness is a non-profit community-based organization committed to helping families cope with the effects of mental illness through support, education, information, and advocacy. Based in Montreal, we have been helping families and people living with mental illness for 40 years.