Each year the Generations Program, through the work of a dedicated team of about 200 volunteers, we are able to serve over 225 seniors (our members) in the downtown Montréal area. The majority of these volunteers are university students who generously give their time and energy. The program has been serving downtown Montréal since 1972.
Members of the Generations Program are 55+ years old and live within our territory- Avenue Des Pins to the North and Rue Saint-Jacques to the South, Atwater to the West and Saint-Denis to the East. The majority of our members are referred to us through the public health care system, other members find out about us from their friends, neighbours, or family members.
To become a member, a person must call us to set up an interview with Outreach Coordinator, who will then be able to assess their needs. All of our services are free. Volunteers are also interviewed by the Outreach Coordinator and then matched with a member according to a number of criteria. We aim to help seniors in or more service area: (1) Friendly Visits; (2) Accompaniments; (3) Friendly Errands; (4) Help with Technology; and (5) Friendly Calls (click below for more info).
LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A GENERATIONS VOLUNTEER.
about our services
Though fostering intergenerational relationships, our services seek to decrease social isolation, and other negative health consequences, of seniors and youth in downtown Montréal. We aim to promote a better quality of life, through maintaining functionality and promoting autonomy, as well as nurturing a sense of awareness and responsibility toward the aged. These relationships also offer a unique perspective to youth volunteers. See HERE for our services during the pandemic.