Help for Specific Communities

Sometimes when you need help you want it in your own language, or from someone who understands your background and history. Please see below for a list of organizations that support specific cultural and ethnic communities. For resources for immigrants and refugees, please scroll down.




Fair access to health & soc. services for ethnic communities; Information, resources [E/ mainly F]Montreal
Agence Ometz514-342-0000Social, mental health, and immigration services in the Jewish community [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges & West Island)
Ahavas Chesed Community Center Inc.514-737-3029Orthodox Jewish family social services, advocacy, referrals [E/F/H]Montreal (Mont-Royal)
Black Community Resource Centre514-342-2247Services for visible minority community; workshops, referral centre [E]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Black Healing FundOnlineList of anti-racist therapists and alternative healers in Montreal [E/F]Montreal
Canadian Council of Muslim Women416-999-6059Services and resources for Muslim women [E/F]Canada
Centre d'Aide aux Familles Latino-Américaines514-273-8061Family & social services and programs for Latin-American community, counseling [F/S]Montreal
Centre des Femmes Solidaires et Engagees514-388-0980Support, workshops, accompaniment, & other services for women of all origins [E/F/I]Montreal
Chinese Family Services of Montreal514-861-5244Social services for the Chinese community & beyond [E/F/C]Montreal
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors514-342-1234Financial resources, support, and activities for seniors (Jewish organization; open to all backgrounds) [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Femmes du Monde514-735-9027Community centre for women, listening service, support & self-help [F/E/other]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line1-855-242-3310Immediate, culturally competent, telephone and online chat crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit 24/7 [E/F; Cree, Ojibway, Inuktut upon request]Canada
First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec (FNISPAQ)514-933-6066
Resources, prevention, education, yearly conference for Aboriginal people [E/F/Other]QC & NL
Hellenic Social Services of Quebec514-738-2421Social services for Montreal's Greek community [E/F/G]Montreal (Outremont)
Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line1-866-925-4419Phone line for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience, available 24/7 [Available in multiple languages]Phone line
Leonardo Da Vinci Centre514-955-8370
Promotes unity in Italian community, cultural activities, social services [E/F/I]Montreal
Maison Multiethnique Myosotis
514-271-4407Psychotherapy centre; indiv., couple, & family therapy [E/F/other] ($)Montreal
Mission Catholique Espagnole514-843-4113Various services for Spanish- speaking people (not related to mental health) [F/S]Montreal
Multicultural Mental Health WebsiteProvides mental health resources to diverse populations in several languages[E/F/other]Canada
Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR)antonella.clerici@mail.mcgill.caCanadian mental health programs Database for Aboriginal peoples of Canada. [E/F]Montreal
Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line867-979-3333
Anonymous and confidential helpline for Northerners in crisis; resource list by Northern community[E/F/Inuktitut]Northern Canada
The Shield of Athena514-274-8117
Intervention, prevention for victims of family violence (ethnic community) [E/F/other]Montreal (Mount Royal)
Service d’interprète d’aide et de référence aux immigrants514-738-4763Interpretation and translation services in different languages [E/F/other]Montreal
South Asian Women's Community Center514-528-8812Psychosocial support, community gatherings, pot-luck lunches [E/F/other]Montreal
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation1-866-763-4714Resources, education, workshops for First Nation professionals and caregivers [mostly E]Canada
YM-YWHA Jewish Community Centre514-737-6551
Jewish community and fitness centre, various activities & programs [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges; West Island)

Immigrants and Refugees



Centre Social D'Aide Aux Immigrants514-932-2953French language sessions, integration into society, other [F/C/I/A]Montreal (Verdun)
Cultural Consultation Service (CCS)514-340-8222 x25655Psychiatry and medicine assessment and evaluation, as well as clinical and professional consultations. Referral needed. [E/F]Montreal
Government Health care - Refugees1 (800) 622-6232Application process and eligibility requirements for health care program for refugees and other groups [E/F]Online
Government of Canada - Immigration and Citizenship1 (800) 622-6232Platform explaining visa applications and citizenship inquiries. [E/F]Online (Canada)
Immigration-Quebec (Government of QC)514-864-9191
General information for those immigrating to the province of Quebec [E/F]QC
Multicultural Mental Health514-340-7549Provides mental health resources to diverse populations in several languages [E/F/other]Montreal
Refugee Services (MMHC)WebsiteVarious services across Canada for refugees. [E/F/other]Online (Montreal)
RIVO Resilience514-282-0661Rehabilitation and integration for immigrants and refugees affected by organized crime [E/F/other]Montreal
South Asian Women's Community Centre514-528-8812Psychosocial support, community gatherings, pot-luck lunches [E/F/other]Montreal
Training and Research Transcultural Team514-273-3800 x6452Assessment, consultation and treatment for refugee and migrant children and their families [E/F]Montreal