Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA seeks to help anyone who believes their drinking may be negatively affecting their life. They use the 12-Steps to help fellow sufferers in this age-old malady. Services offered in French and English.
Phone (Helpline): (514) 350-3444
Phone (Service office): (514) 374-3688
Address: 3920 Rachel Street East, Montreal, Quebec H1X 1Z3
Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
A fellowship of men and women whose goal is to stay clean from cocaine and other mind-altering substances, using the 12-Step Program. CA has no affiliations with any political or religious institutions. Services offered in French and English.
Phone: (514) 527-9999
Address: 1945 Papineau Street, Montreal, Quebec H2K 4J3
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
English meetings: Wednesdays 7:30pm, 4615 Cote St. Catherine. Contact Andre at (450) 464-6771.
French meetings: Thursdays 7:30pm, 5416 Rue d’lberville. Contact Michael at (514) 773-1373.
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)
A 12-step based program helping with abstinence from crystal meth. Free and sustained by voluntary contributions. There are two meetings in Montreal every Tuesday and Saturday at 7:30pm.
Address: 1223 Amherst Street, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3J3, in the basement
Depressed Anonymous offers everyone living through distress a helpline and free and confidential support groups.
Phone: (514) 278-2130
English Area of Narcotics Anonymous (EANA)
The one requirement for membership is a desire to stop using all mind-altering drugs. Regular meetings, using the 12-Step Program, seek to give members support.
Phone: (514) 249-0555
Marijuana Anonymous (MA)
MarijuThe only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana. In addition to in-person meetings, MA also provides online and phone meetings.
Phone (U.S.): +1-800-766-6779
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
OA seeks to help anyone who has difficulties with food, be it over-eating, under-eating, over-exercising, or any other food-related problems. They provide weekly meetings in Montreal, as well as online and phone meetings.
Phone: (514) 488-1812
Social reintegration initiative for people temporarily unable to “function” in society. Counseling (with or without accommodations), short-term housing, support for independent living, and outpatient treatment. Open 24/7; bilingual.
Phone: (514) 388-9233
Address: 2430 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East, Suite 101, Montreal, Quebec H2B 1T7
Website (French only): associationiris.ca
Mobile Resolution Team (formerly l’Entremise)
Telephone intervention, counseling, short-term housing, and external crisis monitoring. Serves mainly east Montreal (Rosemont, St-Michel, St-Léonard, Rivières-des-Prairies/Pointes-aux-Trembles, Anjou, and Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve). Bilingual phone service 24/7.
Phone: (514) 351-9592
Website (French only): centredecrise.ca/lentremise
Other House Centre/L’Autre Maison
Psychosocial approach: crisis intervention, follow-up and counseling, and short-term housing. Serves mainly southwest Montreal (Ville-Émard/Côte Saint-Paul, Saint-Henri, Petite-Bourgogne, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Verdun, Lasalle, Lachine, and Ville Saint-Pierre). Bilingual phone service 24/7.
Phone: (514) 768-7225
Website (French only): centredecrise.ca/lautre-maison
Short-term crisis housing (max. 14 days), community follow-ups (home or elsewhere), orientation and reference, telephone support, and intervention for non-voluntary clients. Services in Westmount, Parc-Extension, Côte St-Luc/Hampstead/Montreal-West, NDG/Côte-des-Neiges, Outremont (some areas), Ville-Marie (some areas), St-Laurent (anglophone population). Bilingual phone service 24/7.
Phone: (514) 483-3033
Address: 5469 Côte-Saint-Antoine Road, Montreal, Quebec H4A 1R1
Crisis intervention, short-term housing, short-term crisis follow-up, and a reference service. Additional services for the deaf and blind. Serves mainly center-east Montreal (bordered by the Metropolitan Autoroute in the north, the Saint Lawrence River in the south, D’Iberville Street in the east, and Hutchinson Street in the west). Crisis line available 24/7.
Phone: (514) 282-7753
Address: 538 Cherrier Street, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1H3
Website (French only): centredecrise.ca/le-transit
West Island Crisis Centre
24/7 crisis line that offers counseling, short-term housing, and telephone intervention, as well as post-crisis support and reference services. Mainly serves the West Island area of Montreal.
Phone: (514) 684-6160
Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Offers courses and workshops to help the young and the old master technology in the digital age, a state-of-the art computer centre, literary and educational events, financial literacy sessions, exhibitions on literature and history, a meeting space for community groups, and much more.
Phone: (514) 935-7344
Address: 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1X4
Concordia Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
CCE offers brief courses and workshops on career-related skills from marketing to business to web design. English.
Phone: (514) 848-3600
Address: 1250 Guy Street, FB-1100 (11th floor), Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Dawson College Centre for Training and Development (CTD) and Language Courses
CTD is proud to offer quality learning at competitive prices. Their faculty members and training consultants are highly competent with diversified expertise and backgrounds.
Phone: (514) 933-0047
Address: 4001 Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Room 2G.1, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A4
Dawson College Continuing Education
Dawson College’s Continuing Education offers you many options for furthering your career, your knowledge, your interests, and your training. There is something here for everyone; you just have to choose what is right for you.
Phone: (514) 933-3771
Address: 3040 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 2H.1, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A4
High School of Montreal (HSM) Adult Education Centre
HSM offers a complete range of traditionally taught academic courses leading to a Quebec High School Leaving Certificate. They also offer all prerequisite courses that students need in order to enroll in a vocational program. In general, afternoon students enroll in a single course that runs for an average of 160 hours over 8 weeks. HSM caters to students who only require a few courses in order to graduate, and the students are able to complete their graduation requirements quickly. They also cater to those students who find it difficult to follow more than one course at a time. This system allows them to concentrate their efforts on a single subject at a time.
Phone: (514) 788-5937
Address: 3711 Bullion Street, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3A2
McGill School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
Whatever your goals, McGill’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is prepared to help you meet them. Choose from hundreds of courses in various areas of interest, designed to satisfy your needs.
Phone: (514) 398-6200
Address: 688 Sherbrooke Street West, 11th floor, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
McGill Writing Centre (MWC)
Refine your academic writing skills or learn to write for a specific professional audience with courses offered by the McGill Writing Centre (MWC). As a student in one of the MWC’s courses or workshops, you’ll learn essential skills, strategies, and techniques that will help you to succeed both at university and in any number of professions.
Phone: (514) 398-7109
Address: McLennan-Redpath Library, Main Floor, Room #2, 3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9
McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL)
MCLL is primarily for people of retirement age who want to continue learning for the joy of it and share their knowledge, ideas, and experience with others. Whatever your interests or educational background, at MCLL, if you are intellectually curious, you will enjoy expanding your knowledge with others in a friendly and stimulating environment. You will also make new friends and have the satisfaction of being a student again in the surroundings of a famous university–with no exams!
Phone: (514) 398-8234
Address: 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 229, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
Thomas Moore Institute (TMI)
The Thomas More Institute has been providing adults with stimulating lifelong and life-wide learning opportunities since 1945. A secular non-profit academic institution, it offers an ever-evolving choice of university-level courses in the liberal arts. Its affiliation with Bishop’s University provides students, who so choose, the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Phone: (514) 935-9585
Address: 3405 Atwater Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1Y2
Vanier Continuing Education
Vanier Continuing Education offers credit courses, Attestation (ACS) programs, recognition of acquired competencies (RAC), professional development (non-credit) courses, a summer and prep school, a language school, and AquAdventure.
Phone: (514) 744-7000
Address: 821 Avenue Sainte-Croix, Montreal, Quebec H4L 3X9
L’Atelier D’Artisanat Centre-Ville
Social integration for people with mental illness through the development of art careers for 18+.
Phone: (514) 844-6458
Address: 3680 Jeanne-Mance Road, Suite 213, Montreal, Québec H2X 2K5
Website (French only): atelierdartisanat.org
Quebec Writers Federation (QWF)
Writing workshops and programs with events, prizes, and awards.
Phone: (514) 933-0878
Address:1200 Atwater Avenue, Suite 3, Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1X4
Mental Health and Addiction
Mental Health at the MUHC
Crisis Services Canada
Find local resources and support.
Phone: (437) 317-4488
Address: 439 University Avenue, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8
Suicide Action Montreal (SAM)
SAM offers support services, crisis workers, and monitoring for people who are at risk of committing suicide, for their friends and family, and for people affected by suicide.
Phone: (514) 723-4000
Tel-Aide is a telephone listening centre founded in 1971 – the first in Quebec. Tel-Aide’s mission is to offer a free listening service, in English and in French, which is anonymous, confidential, and 24/7. The service is accessible to everyone who suffers from loneliness or stress, who is emotionally distressed or angry, or who simply needs to confide in someone who will listen without judgement.
Phone: (514) 935-1101
Address: Box. 205, Branch H Montreal, Quebec H3G 2K7
Chabad Lifeline: Family and Individual Services and Programs for Addiction
Immediate services are available for those ready to take the next step in treatment of their addiction. They provide assessments and group counselling, treatment plans, referrals to other detox/rehab centers, or referrals to 12-step meetings. There is also a family support division and workshops during the week.
Phone: (514) 738-7700
Address: 4615 Côte-Saint-Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1M1