The recent death of one of our students has impacted the EMSB deeply. We know there are many members in our community who are grieving and may be struggling with different challenges.  We wish to connect our students, families, and community with tools and support.

The Student Services Department is available to work with any individuals who may need assistance in receiving services or navigating resources related to coping with grief and/or anxiety. 

Please call 514-483-7299 ext. 7479.

In addition, below you will find a list of a few community organizations that have worked with our schools and who are also available to provide inclusive mental health services, leadership programs, and additional services to support individuals and families in our community. 

AMI-Quebec

https://amiquebec.org/

AMI-Quebec helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Programs are free and include support groups, workshops, counselling, resource lists, online learning modules and more.

Contact: (514) 486-1448

Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC)

https://bcrcmontreal.com/

The BCRC is a growing resource-based organization that strengthens community capacity by providing professional support to organizations and individuals in need.  The Centre is committed to helping visible minority youth rekindle their dreams and achieve their full potential.

Contact: (514) 342-2247

Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi

https://www.rcjeq.org/

Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi is dedicated to helping youth in their employment, education, or entrepreneurial projects. There are offices across Montreal that provide activities and free services for young adults aged 16-35, that live – permanently or temporarily – in the corresponding area. Youth services include specialized projects, educational and career development, personal and social autonomy, financial education, and perseverance in school.

Saint-Laurent: https://cjestlaurent.org/en/; (514) 855-1616
NDG, Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Montreal West: https://cje-ndg.com/; (514) 482-6665
Villeray, St-Michel, and Parc-Extension: http://cje-centrenord.com/; (514) 729-9777
Centre-Ville: https://cjemontreal.org/en/; (514) 875-9770
Côte-des-Neiges, Ville Mont-Royal, and Outremont: https://www.cjecdn.qc.ca/; (514) 342-5678

Cote Des Neiges Black Community Association (CDNBCA)

https://cdnbca.org/

The mission of the CDNBCA is to support the development of social, cultural, educational and economic institutions in the community.

Contact: (514)737-8321

DESTA Black Youth Network

DESTA was founded in 2006 with a mandate to focus on the employability needs of Black youth in Little Burgundy.  An integrated strategy was adopted to address both systemic and personal barriers to employment, such as justice involvement, housing, and lack of resources.

Contact: Wanda Huskinson (514) 664-5042

Jeunes en Tête

https://fondationjeunesentete.org/en/

The mission of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête is to prevent psychological distress in young people aged 11 to 18 in Quebec. They accomplish this mission by providing teens, their parents and school staff with online tools and awareness workshops in schools. Destigmatize, raise awareness, and empower is what they do every day to help the next generations face the life’s challenges.

Contact: (514) 529-1000

Kids Help Phone

https://kidshelpphone.ca

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. 

Contact: 1-800-668-6868

REISA

https://reisa.ca/

REISA is a community organization that works to increase access to health and social services in English for residents of Montreal’s east-end, through collaboration with public, private and community stakeholders. Youth programs focus on employability and mental health.  

Contact: (514) 955-8370 ext. 2217

RiseUp powered by Kids Help Phone

https://kidshelpphone.ca/support-for-black-youth-riseup-powered-by-kids-help-phone

RiseUp powered by Kids Help Phone is Canada’s first national, 24/7, bilingual e-mental health support service for Black youth. The service is free and available from coast to coast to coast. Black youth across Canada can access dedicated wellness support 24/7 by texting RISE to 686868.