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 Useful Addresses

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Alerte Centre-Sud.
 Coalition of different social support groups
Tel: (514) 521-0467
1710 Beaudry
Barbados Honorary Consul in Montreal
Myrna E. Lashley
(+1) (514) 932-3206 or
(+1) (514) 768-2693
Barbados High Commission

Tel: (613) 236-5917 or 5918
Fax: (613) 230-4362
55 Metcalf Street, suite 470
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6L5
Batshaw Youth and Family Services.
Agency for Foster Children
Tel: 514-989-1885
Report a situation: 514-935-6196

Head office
5 Weredale Park
Westmount (Quebec) H3Z 1Y5
BCRC, Black Community Resource Centre.
 Are you a Black Person between 16 and 35 years old who wants to get a job and cannot find employment? Don't be caught without education and with no job experence.... Take part in our programs that will help you get on your feet again. We can help you!
Tel: (514) 342-2247

6767 Cote-des-Neiges Road
Suite 440
Better Business Bureau
see "Certification Commerciale du Québec Inc. "
The portal to Montreal's Black Community. Check this website to find useful information for and about the community.
Tel: 514-573-6047
Fax: 514-696-6048
Black Women on the Rise.
 Are you a black mother with children ages 0-5? We're here for you. Come share and obtain info about: Your value and strengths as a mother Your child's growth and development Ways to get more out of life for yourself and your children .... and much more
Tel: (514) 485-7814

 Bus to Manhattan & Brooklyn, USA
Tropical Tours
Tel: 1-888-387-6742 (TROPIC)
Bus to Toronto or New York, USA
Sunlink Holidays
6891 Av Victoria,
Montreal, QC
H3W 2T3
Tel: (514) 735-3333
Business Assistance: Business Development Bank of Canada
Provides financial and consulting services to Canadian small businesses, paticularly those in technology and exporting.
Business Assistance: Canada Small Business Financing Program
Can help you get a head start in fanancing your own business
Canada Small Business Financing Program, Industry Canada
C.D Howe Building, 235 Queen Street, 5th floor West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5, Canada
Telephone: 1-866-959-1699 (toll-free)
Fax: 613-952-0290
Business Assistance: Sources of Financing
Online database of financial providers for small and medium sized businesses. plus useful resources to help build your financial knowledge

Canadian Consumer Information
Bilingual information for Canadian consumers
Tel: (613) 946-2576

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Office of Consumer Affairs Industry Canada 235
Queen Street
Room 965 A
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H5
Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, CRARR
Founded in 1983 with the mandate to promote racial harmony and equality in Canada. It is considered as one of the leading non-profit race relations organizations in Canada. Services include advocacy and defense for victims of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnic or national origin, citizenship status and related characteristics.
Phone: (514) 939-3342
Fax: (514) 939-9763

460, St-Catherine West
Suite 610
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3B 1A7
Québec Commercial Certification Office Inc. (QCCO)
The Québec Commercial Certification Office's mission is to promote and maintain ethical relations between businesses and consumers. The Québec Commercial Certification Office will certify your excellent customer service status to your clientele by reassuring them in their choice of entreprise.
Telephone      : (514) 905-3893
Fax      : (450) 663-6316

Québec Commercial Certification Office Inc.
Centre d'affaire de l'Avenir
1565, boul. de l'Avenir, bureau # 206
Laval, P.Q. H7S 2N5

Commission des normes du Travail.
This Provincial office ensures that employment laws are observed. Investigates complaints and offers employee mediation. Information on vacation pay, salaries and wrongful dismissal.
Tel: (514) 873-7061

Community Contact Newspaper
see "Montreal Community Contact"
Consumer Protection
(Office de protection du consommateur)

Tel: 1 888 672-2556
Montréal - Laval - Montérégie
Village Olympique
5199, rue Sherbrooke Est, bureau 3671, Aile A
Montréal (Québec)
H1T 3X2
Contact Newspaper
see "Montreal Community Contact"
Credit Bureau, Equifax. The first of three Canadian Credit Bureaus (see other two below).
Get your credit report free by mail.Your credit report is important to you. Yet, many Canadians have never looked at their own credit report, so it's not surprising that it is often overlooked when individuals assess their financial situation.
This Consumer Information Centre and the other two below have been designed to inform you about credit reporting in general, and more specifically, how to obtain a copy of your credit report and ensure it is accurate.
Tel: (514) 493-2314 or 1-800-465-7166
Fax: (514) 355-8502
Equifax Canada Inc.
Consumer Relations Department
Box 190 Jean Talon Station
Montreal, Quebec
H1S 2Z2

Credit Bureau, Northern Credit Bureau.
(Same description as "Credit Report by Equifax". Northern Credit Bureaus is also a Collection Agency)
Fax:1 (800) 646-5876
Les Bureaux De Crédit Du Nord Inc.
336 Rideau Boulevard
Rouyn - Noranda, QC
J9X 1P2

Credit Bureau, Trans Union.
(Same description as "Credit Report by Equifax")
Tel: 1-877-713-3393 or (514) 335-0374
Fax: ( 905 ) 527-0401
TransUnion (Echo Group)
1600 Henri Bourassa Boul Ouest Suite 200
Montreal, PQ
H3M 3E2
Canadian Rights in Quedec.
Dedicated to the protection in Quebec of those rights and freedoms invested in all Canadian citizens by our nationís constitution.
Tel: 514-360-3236

Canadian Rights in Quebec
P.O. Box 32513
2445 Chemin Lucerne
Mount-Royal, Quebec H3R 2K0
Daycare Facilities.
Group of Centres for Small Children of the Island of Montreal
Tel: (514) 528-1442
Eastern Caribbean High Commissioner
Antigua & Barbuda
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
High Commissioner is Ms. Laurine Fenton
Ministor Counsellor: J. F. Michel
First Secretary: C. O. Dasent
Tel: (613) 236-8952
Fax: (613) 236-3042
1610-112 Kent St.
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P2

Energy, National Resources Canada Office of Energy Efficiency
Home Heating and Cooling, Insulation, Information on financial assistance to cut your energy costs.
Embassies and Commissions in Ottawa
Ethnic Origins Bookstore
Tel: (514) 938-1188
3173 St. Jacques, Quebec, H4C 1G7
Gas Leak.
 If you think there might be a gas leak in your residence, call right away
Tel: (514) 598-3111
Gazette Classified Ads
Tel: (514) 987-7653
Governor General of Canada
His Excellency The Right Honourable David Lloyd Johnston (28th. GG since Confederation)
Government Directory:

Phone: 613-993-8200
Toll free 1-800-465-6890
Fax 613-993-1967 or 613-998-8760
Rideau Hall,
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A1
Groupe d'aide et d'information sur le harcelement sexuel au travail.
Free support for men and women who have been victims of sexual harassment at work. The only group of its kind in Canada will file complaints in your name with the Quebec Human Rights Commission.
Tel: (514) 526-0789
4229 de Lorimier
Head & Hands.
Lawyer available to advise - for free - members of the general public on Wednesday & Thursday nights. You can make an under 25s call to make an appointment for a different time. Also, Do-it-yourself Divorce Cooperative - a self-help group for people who want to prepare their own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer.
Tel: (514) 481-0277
Fax: (514) 481-3643
2304 Old Orchard.
Jamaican Consul in Montreal
George Grant

Tel:(438) 931-8984
Fax: (514) 364-0743

8280 Boul. Champlain
Montreal, Quebec, H8P 1B5
(Located inside the Remax building. By appointment only)
Jamaican High Commission (Ottawa)
High Commissioner:  Janice Miller

Tel:(613) 233-9311
Fax: (613) 233-0611
350 Sparks Street
Suite 809
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7S8
Legal Aid in Quebec - Commission des services juridiques.
Especially intended for the economically disadvantaged. It gives them access to the courts, the professional services of an attorney or a notary, and the information they need regarding their rights and obligations.
Eligibility for legal aid is based on several factors. An applicant's family obligations, income, property and liquid assets are taken into account in the processing of applications.
Persons eligible for legal aid are entitled to the services of a legal aid attorney. They are also entitled to those of an attorney in private practice if he accepts; however, not all services are covered.
Telephone : (514) 873-3562
Fax : (514) 864-2351
Physical address

2, Complexe Desjardins
East Tower
Suite 1404
Montreal, Québec

Mailing address
P.O. Box 123
Station Desjardins
Montreal, Québec H5B 1B3
Legal council and representation (free)
For criminal youth and some civil cases for individuals on welfare or with incomes of $165 or less per week. Also low cost legal services for those slightly more well off.
Tel: (514) 864-2111
Print or download your customized legal document in 5-10 minutes for free.
Help: 1-877-669-0026
Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm ET

Very helpful nonaffiliated advocate of human rights. Strengths are First Nation rights, racism, social justice, international and immigration.
Téléphone 514-849-7717
Télécopieur 514-849-6717
Cell. médias 514-715-7727
516 rue Beaubien Est
Montréal (QC) H2S 1S5
McGill Legal Information Clinic.
Law students will provide free legal information to the general public, including referrals to legal aid or low cost lawyers.
Tel: (514) 398-6792
3400 McTavish, B-12 (Basement of the Students' Union Building)
They'll help you find children who have run away or disappeared.
Telephone: 514 843-4333
Toll free: 1 888-692-4673
950 Beaumont, Suite 103
Montréal, QC H3N 1V5
Montreal Community Contact Newspaper

Tel / Fax: (514)489-4540

Community Contact
5726 Sherbrooke St. West, suite 209
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H4A 1W8
Montreal Jubilation Choir
P.O. Box 262, Kirkland, QC
H9H 0A4, Canada

Nez Rouge (Red Nose)
From December 2 to 31, 2-3 Volunteers will drive you and your car home if you've been drinking
(514) 256-2510 (Montreal)
Passport Office.
Adult Canadian passports cost $87 and are valid for five years. Passports cannot be renewed; you must re-apply. Se the Passport Office website or call them for details.

Tel: (514) 283-2152
Toll free: 1-800-567-6868

Complexe Guy-Favreau
200 René-Lévesque Boulevard W.
Suite 803, West Tower
3300 Chemin Côte Vertu
Suite 112
St. Laurent
3 Place Laval
Suite 500, 5th Floor
Peoples Commission Network

1500 Maisonneuve West, suite 204 Montreal, QC H3G 1N1
A Montreal network monitoring and opposing the "national security agenda". The network is a space for individuals and groups who face oppression in the name of "national security" - such as indigenous people, immigrants, racialized communities, radical groups, social justice organizations, labour unions - and their allies, to form alliances, share information, and coordinate strategies to defend their full rights and dignity.
Quebec Human Rights Commission.
To report incidents of discrimination or sexual harassment. Mon. - Fri. 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Tel: (514) 873-5146
Red Nose (Nez Rouge)
From December 2 to 31, 2-3 Volunteers will drive you and your car home if you've been drinking
(514) 256-2510 (Montreal)
Regie du logement.
This agency of the Quebec Government resolves disputes between tenants and landlords.
Tel: (514) 873-2245
5100 Sherbrooke East, #2095
Scholarships Canada & Student Awards
Two websites that take a lot of the legwork out of applying for scholarships.
Trinidad and Tobago High Commission

High Commissioner: H.E. Garth Chatoor

Tel.(613) 232-2418 or -2419
Fax. 613-232-4349
Email: Consul: Mr Richard Benjamin Yufe
200 First Avenue, 3rd Level
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 2G6

Trinidad & Tobago Honorary Consul in Montreal
Mr Richard Benjamin Yufe
Tel:   (514) 312-5012
3415 Avenue Du Musée
Montréal, QC H3G 2C6
Victims of Criminal Acts
CAVAC, Help Centre for victims of criminal acts:
(514) 277-9860
Youth Chamber: (514) 864-1500
CALACS, for help and prevention of Sexual Assault: (514) 934-0354

See phone numbers at left

Victims of Domestic Violence
Auberge Madelaine: (514) 597-1303
Auberge Shalom: (514) 731-0833
Flora Tristan Inc.: (514) 939-3463
Inter-Val 1175 Inc.: (514) 933-8488
La Dauphinelle: (514) 598-7779
L'Arret-Source: (514) 383-2335
Le Chainon: (514) 845-0151
Le Parados: (514) 637-3529
Maison Dalauze: (514) 640-4211
Maison de l'ancre: (514) 725-1534
Maison Marguerite: (514) 932-8872
Transit 24: (514) 383-4994
Assistance for Women: (514) 270-8291
Multi-Femmes: (514) 523-1095
Shelter for Women from the West Island: (514) 620-4845
Secours aux femmes: (514) 593-6353
Maison du reconfort: (514) 768-8648

See phone numbers at left
Volunteer Bureau of Montreal
Phone: (514) 842-3351
Fax: (514) 842-.8977
Website: Click here
2015 Drummond Street ( corner of Maisonneuve ), Suite 300
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1W7 ( Peel Metro, Stanley Street exit )
Volunteer West Island
Phone: (514) 457-5445
Fax: (514) 457-9677
Website: Click here
Volunteer West Island
1 rue de l'Église
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Québec), H9X 1W4
Youth Canada
A website from the Government of Canada that is a portal to job hunting sites all over Canada and it is tailored for youth. Also has tips for students' loans and money management guidelines.

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