PRAIDA provides support to asylum-seekers and information to assist you in navigating your refugee claim process in Quebec. They also offer health, social services, and shelter.

Telephone: +1-514-284-0054
Website: https://www.ciussswestcentral.ca/programs-and-services/praida-regional-program-for-the-settlement-and-integration-of-asylum-seekers/
Address: 3725, Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, Québec, H2X 3L9
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Community Legal Centre of Montréal

Legal aid and immigration lawyers that may assist you with your asylum claim or offer advice.

Telephone: +1-514-864-2111
Address: 440, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 1001 Montréal, Québec
Nearest station: Square-Victoria-OACI Métro station
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Referral service of the Barreau de Montréal

This organization will suggest a lawyer who you can contact for help in Montreal.

Telephone: +1-514 866-2490
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

YMCA Residence

The YMCA Residence provides housing to asylum-seekers with the collaboration of PRAIDA, a regional program for the reception and integration of asylum-seekers managed by the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. A variety of community services and activities are available during your stay at the YMCA Residence to welcome and support you, including:

  • French and English conversation workshops;
  • housing, immigration, job search, financial assistance and health workshops;
  • information sessions with the Sécurité publique de Montréal and discussions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR);
  • a woman’s group, which helps participants break out of their isolation and empowers them through weekly meetings and activities such as arts and crafts and communal cooking.
  • activities for families;
  • psychosocial support services.

Telephone: +1-514 932-5353

Please also visit the Quebec government’s website on services available to asylum-seekers, and check out the guide prepared by the Welcome Collective.