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ROSEMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD HOMELESSNESS SUMMIT

MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 With the winter quickly approaching, on December 13 (9 am), students and staff at Rosemount High School (3737 Beaubien) will host Breaking Down The Walls, a summit meant to foster a candid discussion about the plight of the homeless in Montreal.

The summit will consist of testimonials from homeless Montrealers and shelter representatives, with the intention of addressing the stigma of mental illness, life on the streets and reintegration programs.

Ultimately, the goal is to help both students and staff understand the needs of others in difficult situations, putting empathy and compassion into action.

Participating in the education awareness program will be: The West Island Women's Shelter, Dans La Rue, Chez Doris and The Benedict Labre House.

Currently, over 75 students from Rosemount High School continuously volunteer at various soup kitchens and shelters across the island.



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca