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This database is strictly a research guide. The English Montreal School Board is not in a position to recommend or endorse any resources that are non- EMSB entities. We strongly suggest that readers research these resources to determine if they are appropriate for the care of their child and meet their specific needs.

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Supporting Organizations

Action des Femmes Handicapées (Montréal)

Provides support to women with a physical or an intellectual disability.

Address: 1355 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 2, Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC, H3G 1T3
Tel:  514 861-6903
Email: admin@afhm.org
Website: www.afhm.org

Association du Québec pour Enfants avec Problèmes Auditifs (AQEPA)

AQEDA offers support in your efforts to ensure the wellbeing of your child or teenager.

Address: 3700 Berri Street, Montreal, Quebec H2I 4G9
Tel: 514-842-3926
Website: https://aqepa.org/

Association québécoise des personnes de petite taille (AQPPT)

Provides information and support on many topics.

Address:  6300 Park Avenue, Suite 430, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 4H8
Tel: 514-521-9671
Fax: 514-521-3369
Email: info@aqppt.org
Website: www.aqppt.org

Association Québécoise des Traumatisés Crâniens (AQTC)

Their mission is to promote the maintenance or improvement of the quality of living conditions of trauma victims and their families, as well as to defend and promote their rights and interests.

AQTC Montreal

Bureau 106, 911 Jean Talon St E., Montreal, Quebec H2R 1V5

AQTC Laval

220, Parc Avenue Laval (Quebec) H7N 3X4

Tel: 514-274-7447
Website: https://www.aqtc.ca/

Association québécoise du syndrome de Rett

Address:  1490 de la Timonerie, Lévis, Québec, G7A0S9
Tel: 438-870-0812
Email: info@rettqc.org
Website:  www.rettqc.org

Association Québecoise du Syndrome Gilles de la Tourette (AQST)

Address:  7070 Perras Blvd., Montréal Québec H1E 1A4
Tel: 514-328-3910
Email: info@aqst.com
Website: https://aqst.com/en/

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

CADDRA is an independent, not-for-profit, resource organization for medical, healthcare and research professionals with an interest in the field of ADHD.

Address: 366 Adelaide St. E, suite 221, Toronto. Ontario, M5A 3X9
Tel:  416-637-8582
Website: www.caddra.ca

Canadian Disability Participation Project (CPPP) –
McMAster University

An alliance of individuals, agencies and national associations that facilitates and coordinates partnerships among the members of its network. The goal is to design, test, and implement strategies in areas of employment, sports, exercise for people with mobility impairments.

Address:  Department of Kinesiology, IWC East Building E110
1280 Main St. West Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 27937
Website: www.cdpp.ca

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB-INCA) –Quebec branch

If you would like to request CNIB service you must complete Section A of the Request for Service form. Please visit website www.cnib.ca/en/quebec/request for services or call 1-800-465-4622 ext. 221 Programs, services, resources for visually impaired persons of all ages.

Address: 2085 Parthenais Montreal, QC H2K 3T1
Tel:  514-934-4622 X0
Email: quebec@inca.ca
Website: www.cnib.ca/en/quebec/

CanChild - CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research Institute of Applied Health Sciences

This is a research and educational centre with the focus being to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families. They have a fairly extensive library and they have monthly newsletters about their research and resources.

Address: McMaster University - 1400 Main Street West, Rm 408 Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7
Tel:  905-525-9140 ext. 27850
Email: canchild@mcmaster.ca
Website: www.canchild.ca

Centre d’assistance et d’accompagnement aux plaintes-Île de Montréal (CAAPIDM)

Help in drafting complaints and letters, guidance, support and referrals. This service is free.

Address: 4900, rue Jean Talon Ouest, bureau 210, Montréal, Québec, H4P 1W9
Tel: 514-861-5998
Email: info@caapidm.ca
Website: www.caapidm.ca

Centre de Communication Adaptée

Increases accessibility to information and thus break the isolation caused by deafness.

Address: 359, rue King Est, bureau 102, Sherbrooke Québec, J1G 1B3
Tel: 514 284-2214 ext. #3608
Email: cca.info@surdite.org
Website: www.surdite.org

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)

A national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada.

Address: 366 Adelaide St E, Suite 221 Toronto, ON Canada M5A 3X9
Tel:  416-637-8584
Email: juanita.beaudry@caddac.ca
Website: www.caddac.ca

Centres of Excellence

Funded and mandated by MEQ, the  Inclusive Education Services (IES) is managed through the boards, specifically through the Inclusive Education Management Committee (IEMC).

Website: https://iesquebec.ca/

Their six centres are:

Centre of Excellence for Physically, Intellectually and Multi-Challenged - English Montreal School Board 
Their mandate is to serve as a resource and provide support to the English School Boards in the province, all of whom are committed to facilitating the inclusion of students with an exceptionality.

The office is located at the Mackay Centre and Philip E. Layton Schools, English Montreal School Board

Address: 120 Bellevue Street, Room 117, Magog, Quebec J1X 3H2
Tel: 819-868-0512
Email: centreofexcellence@etsb.qc.ca
Website: https://coepim.ca/

Centre of Excellence for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Lester B. Pearson School Board
Serves as a resource and provide support to the English School Boards in the province. Their goal is to facilitate the inclusion of students with ASD. The ASD team is made up of different health care professionals.

Address: 1925 Brookdale, Dorval, QC, H9P 2Y7
Tel: 514-422-3000 local 32405
Email: passouad@lbpsb.qc.ca
Website: https://coeasd.lbpsb.qc.ca/

Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management - Riverside School Board
Offers support to the English School Boards of Quebec to help them to increase their capacity to implement approaches in prevention and intervention with students who have challenging behaviours.

Address: 299 Sir Wilfrid Laurier St. Lambert, Quebec J4R 2V7
Tel:  450 672-4010 ext. 6066 local 32405
Email: edegosztonyi@rsb.qc.ca
Website: https://www.cebm.ca/

Centre of Excellence for Mental Health - Lester B. Pearson School Board
Centre’s mandate is to develop capacity English school boards across Quebec, assisting schools in the implementation of best practice approaches in prevention, intervention and research in the field of mental health.

Address: 1925 Brookdale, Dorval, QC, H9P 2Y7
Tel:  514-422-3000 ext. 32468
Email: gweintraub@lbpsb.qc.ca
Website: https://cemh.lbpsb.qc.ca/

Inclusive Learning Resource Network (I-LRN) - Riverside School Board
The centre helps Quebec's English School Boards to develop effective service frameworks for today's inclusive schools, offering information, professional development, and complementary classroom resources.

Address:  299 Sir Wilfred Laurier, St. Lambert, Quebec J4R 2V7
Tel:  450 672-4010 ext. 32468
Email: lynnsenecal@icloud.com
Website: www.shapesofmind.org/

Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development - English Montreal School Board
Promotes best practices in the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing for all of the English schools board in Quebec.

Address: 6000 Fielding Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3X 1T4
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7238
Email: cjazzar@emsb.qc.ca
Website: http://coesld.ca/

Cerebral Palsy Association of Quebec (QCPA) - Association de paralysie cérébrale du Québec (QCPA)

Information and referral, specialized equipment loans, summer camp, and financial aid.

Address:  170 Saint Antoine Street North, Granby, Quebec J2G 5G8
Tel:  1-450-777-2907 / 1-800-311-3770
Email: d.ares@paralysiecerebrale.com
Website: www.paralysiecerebrale.com

Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval (CISS Laval) 

Offers many services to those who have ID, ASD, and PD.

Address: 1755 boulevard René-Laennec, Laval Québec H7M 3L9
Tel: 1 877-476-6112
Website: http://www.lavalensante.com/

Epilepsie Québec

A non-profit organization aimed to promote and improve the lives of people living with epilepsy.

Address: 1411 Blvd. Père-Lelièvre, Quebec, Quebec G1M 1N7
Tel: 418-524-8752
Email: informations.cissslav@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Website: www.epilepsiequebec.com

Ex Aequo

A Montreal-based organization dedicated to promoting and defending the rights of people with motor disabilities.

Address: 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance suite 328, Montréal Québec, H2X 2K5
Tel: 514 288-3852
Email: info@exaequo.net
Website: www.exaequo.net

Fédération québécoise des centres de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle and pervasive development disorder (FQCRDITED)

Promotes the needs and potential of persons with an intellectual disability or disorder pervasive development and their family. It brings together 20 centres de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle and pervasive development disorder who offer specialized services adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration for persons with an intellectual disability or a pervasive developmental disorder.

Address: 1001, rue Sherbrooke East, # 510 H2L 1L3 Montréal
Tel: 514 525-CRDI (2734)
Email: info@fqcrdited.org
Website: www.fqcrdited.org/

Hear-Entendre Quebec

A non-profit organization that assists those affected by hearing loss through their programs that include lip-reading, outreach, social club, Lily Bernstein Resource Centre, and hear –entendre.

Address: 7000 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R3
Tel: 514 488-5552, local 4500, Cell number for texting is 514-797-2447
Email: info@hearhear.org
Website: www.hearhear.org

Hearing Health

Hearing Health published an in-depth Guide to Hearing Loss which covers preventative tips, common causes, treatments, and much more. The guide is easy to understand and covers hearing loss from A-Z.

Email: info@besthearinghealth.com/
Website: www.besthearinghealth.com/hearing-loss/

Hope Corporation for the Intellectually Disabled

Offers adapted services to those with an intellectual disability and/or an autism spectrum disorder, and a day camp.

Address: 55 rue Dupras, bureau 511 LaSalle Québec H8R 4A8
Tel:  514-367-3757
Email: info@corporationespoir.org
Website:  www.corporationespoir.org

Influential Awareness Workshops

Workshops aimed to sensitize students to children with special needs while breaking down barriers, including fears and misconceptions.

Contact: Erika Tencer, Recreational Specialist

Tel: 514-603-4446
Email: etencer2@sympatico.ca
Website: www.influentialawareness.yolasite.com

La Maison des Femmes Sourdes de Montréal

Helping Deaf and Hard-of-hearing women experiencing difficulties, through its reception, intervention, support, communication and community services. It makes available various information in LSQ, ASL and French, to ensure that its customers and members have access to information.

Address: 4855 Boyer Street, Suite 105, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC, H2J 3E6
Tel: 514-255-6376
Email: femmessourdes@mfsm.ca
Website: www.mfsm.org

Learning Disabilities Institute

Group support for parents and adults.

Tel: 514-847-1324
Email: info@institutta.com
Website: www.institutta.com

Low Vision Self - Help Association

To help those with low-vision to live as independently as possible with vision loss and to enjoy active living and involvement in the community.

Address: 233 Sainte-Claire Avenue, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, QC, H9S 4E3

Meetings take place at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC H9W 3Z3

Tel:  514-694-2965
Email: lowvisionselfhelpassociation@gmail.com
Website: www.lowvisionselfhelpassociation.weebly.com

Luca Patuelli

Creator of ILL-Abilities, a crew of break dancers who perform around the world to help spread the message “No Excuses, No Limits”. Dance shows, motivational speaker.

Email: info@noexcusesnolimits.com
Website: www.lazylegz.com

Ma Deuxième Maison à Moi (formerly South Shore Association For The Intellectually Handicapped

Bilingual with majority French, welcomes people with Autism, intellectual disabilities, multi-handicapped.

Youth Division
Address: 80 Bétournay, Saint-Lambert, QC J4R 2L8
Tel: 450-923-9666
Email: direction@madeuxiememaison.org

Adult Division
Address: 240 St. Laurent, St Lambert, Quebec J4R 2S2
Tel: 450 671-5344
Email: info@madeuxiememaison.org

Website: www.madeuxiememaison.org

Metropolitan Montreal Deaf Community Centre (MMDCC)

Offers interpreting services to the deaf when they need to go somewhere.

Address: 2200 Cremazie Blvd. East, Suite 204 Montreal, Quebec H2P 1E3
Tel:  514-279-7609
Email: ccsmm.asl@videotron.ca
Website: www.ccsmm.net

Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities

The services offered are for people with learning disabilities and ADHD, including:

  • Information and referrals.
  • Support groups for parents of children with disabilities or adults with disabilities.
  • Aqua kids: socialization project for children including arts and physical activities.
  • Conferences with specialists.
  • The Ambassadors: people with learning disabilities, or ADHD, presenting to various audiences their own unique perspectives about their reality and how each individual managed to overcome the obstacles.
  • Adult Employment Program: help unemployed adults with learning disabilities, or ADHD, who are having difficulty keeping a job by assisting them in their searching and applying.

Address:  Queen Elizabeth Health Complex, 2100 Marlowe Avenue, Suite 535, Montréal, QC, H4A 3L5
Tel: 514-482-7196
Email: info@ldmontreal.ca
Website: www.ldmontreal.ca

Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (MEAIPD) -
Association multi-ethnique pour l'intégration des personnes handicapées [MEIPH])

Provides individual and collective services regarding community participation, vocational and language services, social activities and advocacy. Focuses on specific needs of immigrants and persons from different cultural backgrounds.

Address: 6462 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3C4
Tel: 514-272-0680 / Fax: 514-272-8530
Email: ameiph@ameiph.com and secretariat@ameiph.com
Website: www.ameiph.com

Muscular Dystrophy Canada—Quebec Regional Office

Offers services to individuals with Muscular Dystrophy. Promotes public awareness.

Address: 1425 René-Lévesque West, Suite 506, Montréal, Québec H3G 1T7
Tel: 1-800-567-2873
Email: info@muscle.ca
Website: www.muscle.ca

My Vision

This American company is composed of a group of ophthalmologists and optometrists whose goal is to provide trusted information on eye health and vision to the public for free. Topics cover everything you wanted to know about eye health and vision. The focus of age ranges from infants to seniors. The format for these topics are in the form of guides which are all available on their website. They welcome any questions the reader may have.

Website: myvision.org

Office des personnes handicapées du Québec - Direction de l'intervention collective régionale de l'Ouest

OPHQ has a brochure called Family Support Guide. This 48-page guide is in two parts and is available to assist the parents of a child or an adult with a disability to determine their service needs and also to identify the resources in response to these needs. The OPHQ can also help you take steps to have a service program prepared.

Address: 309 Brock St, Drummondville, Québec, J2B 1C5
Tel: 1 800-567-1465
Website: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca

Public Curator’s Office

For parents who want information on legal guardianship of adult children with a disability.

Address: 600 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC H3B 4W9
Tel: 514-873-4074 or 1 844 LECURATEUR (532‑8728) (free)
Website: www.curateur.gouv.qc.ca

Quebec Association for Parents of Visually Handicapped Children (AQPEHV)

Provides services to parents of visually handicapped children. Advocates parents' rights and interests. An association of parents committed to supporting their children with visual impairments from diagnosis of their child through to adulthood.

Address: 10 Churchill Blvd, Suite 203, Greenfield Park, Quebec J4V 2L7
Tel: 450-465-7225 
Email: info@aqpehv.qc.ca
Website: www.aqpehv.qc.ca

Quebec Association of Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (QAPSD)

Promotes advocacy, rights and interests of postsecondary students with disabilities, with a cross-disability approach.

Address: 425 Sherbrooke Street East, Suite 06, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1J9
Tel: 514-499-9451
Email: info@aqeips.qc.ca
Website: www.aqeips.qc.ca

Quebec Foundation for the Blind

The foundation manages three residences representing 76 units. Other services include sports and recreation for youth, adapted products and runs prevention and awareness programs.

Address: 5112 Bellechasse Montreal, Quebec H1T 2A4
Tel: 514-259-9470 / 1-855-249-5112 (free)
Email: info@aveugles.org
Website: www.fondationdesaveugles.org

RAPID – Resources for the Anglophone Population with Intellectual Disabilities

Promotes the development and facilitates delivery of local resources on the South Shore of Montreal. Red Cross babysitting for parents of special needs children, summer day camp, helps parents to connect with existing service providers for respite, daycare on ped days, adult learning opportunities, and recreational activities.

Email: contactrapidsouthshore@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rapidsouthshore

Rare Disease Information and Québec Coalition of Orphan Diseases (QCOD)

Free service for anyone affected by rare diseases. Offers up-to-date, information about rare diseases, patient organizations, experts or specialized clinics, research projects, clinical trials, community resources and can also help you find other people with the same disease.

Address: 110, avenue des Pins Ouest Montréal (Québec) H2W 1R7
Tel: 819-943-2854 and 1-888-822-2854
Email: info@rqmo.org
Website: https://rqmo.org/rare-disease-information-and-resource-centre/

Regroupement de parents de personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle de Montréal

Support groups for parents of children with autism, Down syndrome and other Pervasive Development Disorders.

Address: 911, Jean-Talon East, Local 227 A Montréal (Québec) H2R 1V5
Tel: 514-255-3064
Email: marcelfaulkner@rppadim.com
Website: www.rppadim.com

Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Montréal métropolitain

Their mission is to promote and defend the rights and interests of people who are blind or visually impaired. They offer guiding and reading services.

Address: 5225 rue Berri, bureau 101 Montréal (Québec) H2J 2S4
Tel: 514-277-4401
Email: info@raamm.org
Website: www.raamm.org

SIVET: Service d’interpretation visuelle et tactile

Supporting deaf and blind persons.

Address: 4315 rue Frontenac, suite 300 Montreal, Quebec H2H 2M4
ATS: 514-285-2229
Tel: 514-285-8877
Email: info@sivet.ca
Website: www.sivet.ca

Société Québécoise de la déficience intellectuelle / Quebec Intellectual Disability Societys

The Quebec Intellectual Disability Society is the provincial advocacy organization that promotes the interests and defends the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The Society has more than 100 organization members all over Quebec’s territory.

Address:  3958 rue Dandurand, Montreal, QC, H1X 1P7
Tel: 514 725-7245
Fax: 514 725-2796
Website: www.sqdi.ca/en/

Solidarity of Parents of Handicapped Individuals

Offering services to lessen the isolation of families of handicapped children; promoting and defending rights and interests of such families.

Address:  5199 Sherbrook E, suite 4780 Montreal, Quebec H1T 3X3
Tel: 514-254-6067
Email: info@spph.net
Website: www.spph.net

Special Needs Network

Information and referral line for all special needs issues.

Address: 2100 Marlowe, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3L5
Tel: 514-736-2273

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephile Association of Quebec (ASBHQ)

Their mission is to improve the quality of life for those with spina-bifida.

Tel: 514−340−9019
Email: info@spina.qc.ca
Website: www.spina.qc.ca

War Amps

Financial help and moral support to amputees. Children, adults, veterans.

Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program
Tel: 1 800-267-4023 / 1 866-235-0350
Email: champ@waramps.ca

Adult Amputee Program
Tel:  1 877 622-2472 / 1 855 860-5595
Email: info@waramps.ca

Toll-free number: 1 800 250-3030
Website: www.waramps.ca