Grocery Stores

Please refer to West Island Citizen Advocacy’s regularly updated list of grocery stores in the West Island offering delivery and pick-up services.

If you’re doing your grocery shopping in person, here are some helpful guidelines for you to follow.

Food Assistance

Take a look at the CRC’s West Island Food Ressources here.

The information in this section was taken from the Regroupement de comités logements et associations de locataires du Québec’s (RCLALQ) tenant FAQ.

Until August 31st, 2020, West Island residents can call the Comité Logement St-Laurent at 438 728-8759 for questions regarding their lease, their rights and responsibilities, housing research tools, and more.

Rent

You must continue paying rent on the date indicated in your lease. You can, however, discuss your situation with your landlord. For more information on hearings, please consult the Quebec Rental Board website.

Moving and visiting apartments

The government recommends that landlords and tenants limit apartment visits. If a visit must take place, you must follow safety precautions.

Mortgage payments

Several banks and caisses populaires are offering special measures for clients on a case-by-case basis for their mortgage payments, including deferred payments. Please communicate directly with your bank or caisse.

Payment of municipal taxes deferred

Several cities have deferred the payment of municipal taxes. Contact your city to learn if this applies to you.

For more information on maintenance work, extermination, subletting, and more, pleaser refer to the Regroupement de comités logements et associations de locataires du Québec’s (RCLALQ) tenant FAQ.

Housing Hotline
Until August 31st, 2020, West Island residents can call the Comité Logement St-Laurent for questions regarding their lease, their rights and responsibilities, housing research tools, and more. 438 728-8759.

West Island Crisis Centre 24/7 Crisis Line
The crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. It is available to people in distress as well as their support network including loved ones or professionals who want to refer a client. 514 684-6160.

West Island Women’s Shelter 24/7 Crisis Line
This crisis line is available to give immediate support to victims of conjugal violence, to friends, to relatives of the victims and to professionals working with victims. 514 620-4845 x221.

Pairs Aidants J’Écoute
Certified peer helpers are here to listen and help those living with mental health conditions every day between 11am and 9pm. 1 800 425-9301.

Centre St-Pierre Psychotherapy Helpline
A free support line for people living in Greater Montreal that are experiencing anxiety and other difficulties related to the COVID-19 precaution measures (quarantine, social distancing, loss of employment). Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Language varies, click here for the schedule. 514 315-3656.

AMCAL Family Services
Phone assistance for parents and youth requiring support (behavioural, relational, communication, anxiety, and more). 514 694-3161 x222.

CALACS West Island
Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS) offers a phone support service for women and teens over the age of 14 who have survived sexual assault. Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 514 684-2198.

S.O.S Violence conjugale
Free bilingual helpline for those experiencing domestic violence. 1 800 363-9010.

Tel-Aînés
Confidential listening and referral line for seniors 60+. Services in French only. 514 353-2463 or 1 877 353-2460.

Ligne Aide Abus Aînés
Bilingual helpline for seniors subject mistreatment or abuse, particularly in health & social services networks. 1 888 489-ABUS (2287).

L’Appui — Caregiver support line
Bilingual phone support and reference line for caregivers of the elderly. 1 855 852-7784.

Hope for WellnessSupport Line for Indigenous Peoples
Available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. 1-855-242-3310.

Love Your Neighbour Mutual Aid Group
Check out this West Island mutual aid group for posts about how you can help local residents through actions like donations, volunteering and social support.

Volunteer West Island
Fill out Volunteer West Island’s volunteer registration form and they’ll contact you with opportunities to help that match your interests and availability.

JeBénévole
Register on JeBénévole, a provincial web platform dedicated to the pairing of volunteer centers and non-profit organizations with potential volunteers.

The TQSOI has compiled a list of online resources to help you stay healthy and occupied during this exceptional time. While most of us are staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading and contracting the coronavirus, there are many online resources that can help us take advantage of our time at home by ourselves or with our family. The list is divided into four sections with free or inexpensive resources that may interest you. Take a look by clicking on the image below!

Leisure
Colouring pages | Trivia | Podcasts | Games | Live Music | Virtual Tours

Learning
eBooks | Online courses | Learning Resources for Children

Physical Health
Yoga | Home Workout

Mental Health
Meditation and Mindfulness | Relaxing music and videos | COVID-19 and Mental Health