La Chaudronnée, some comfort

Today, Moisson Québec is delivering its products to La Chaudronnée, an organization in the Greater Quebec City Area that operates specifically in the Lévis sector and provides food aid. In newly built premises that it shares with Connexion Emploi Ressources Femmes at Espace Mélilot, which also contains low-rental housing units, a dozen volunteers are here to take in and sort the food products arriving from Moisson Québec. (more…)

La Maison d’Haïti, au centre du village

On this spring morning, there are a few of us waiting for the Maison d’Haïti’s doors to open at around 9 a.m. Construction workers next to the building have been hard at work for some time already on the new Maison d’Haïti building that should be opening its doors soon. The organization had no choice but to relocate so that the needs of its community would be better met while also ensuring its viability. This is a big step for this over-40-year-old organization, but as its Director Marjorie Villefranche so aptly put it, it’s like a birth: it might be hard, but once you start, there is no going back… (more…)

On occasion we sleep in the same bed as our children or them in our bed. Just for the joy of it.

One from the heart

A partner distinguish himself

A satchel full of surprises

In Mongolia, Adolescent Development Center (ADC), as part of the Dream Key project, the young girls were invited to create handicraft items as an alternative to prostitution. Knowing that the foundation funding this project was Canadian, the girls sent a handbag to our offices, which we offered as a draw prize at our last consultation meeting. Chantal Larouche, coordinator of Maison Richelieu, was the winner of that handbag and decided to use it as a tool for mobilizing the girls of the Maison. The satchel has become a suggestion “box”. Yet the girls at this shelter, much affected by this story, created solidarity scarves that were issued to Dulmaa L., our coordinator in Mongolia, when she came to the Maison in June. As a result, contact has been established between the Quebec and Mongolian realities.