Since the 1970’s,  we have been caring for people affected by a disaster or an emergency situation by providing them with basic and personalized assistance for the time they need to regain a normal lifestyle.

How we help

People affected by a disaster (fires, floods and other) can receive differents types of assistance such as:

  • essential goods such as food, new clothes, formula, diapers and others,
  • free access to medication and glasses,
  • transportation assistance such as public tickets transit and passenger transport,
  • social support and other types of services (translation, telephone service, financial aid).

Fire at Habitations Angers, 1625 Galt, Montreal

On April 11th, 2021, Sun Youth was called to a fire in a low-cost housing building in the South-West of Montreal at the corner of Galt and Angers streets with many seniors living there, some with reduced mobility. As usual, Sun Youth intervened in collaboration with the Red Cross, Quebec division. Initially, we provided food and water to the victims, in addition to providing emergency medication.

A total of 102 occupants were evacuated. In addition to offering first necessity goods, our intervention allowed us to identify people with additional needs, particularly in terms of clothing. Note that tenants have still not been able to return to their homes. The needs are therefore still great and we need your support to help them. Please use this form to make a specific donation.

Major disasters

Since the mid-1990s, we have responded to major disasters affecting the population here and abroad. This was the case during the floods which occurred in the Saguenay region in 1996 and in Manitoba in 1997, during the Ice Storm of 1998, during the conflict in Lebanon and the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 by helping Canadian nationals who were returning home.

In 1999, we took part in the creation of what has become the ROHCMUM (Regroupement des organismes humanitaires et communautaires pour les mesures d’urgence à Montréal), an organization aimed at improving community organizations’ state of readiness should emergency measures be declared in Montreal.

Minor disasters

We have been caring for people affected by fires, floods, unsanitary conditions and other emergency situations within the City of Montreal from the 1970s and onward. Since 2008, we have a service agreement with the City of Montreal, in collaboration with the Red-Cross and the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal.

The Nissan Canada Foundation and Houle Toyota are leading partners of this program as they provide two vehicles used by the mobile intervention teams.

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