REISA’s annual Youth Forum will be held in person on January 29th, 2024. This will be a great opportunity to network and discuss youth initiatives in the East and North of Montreal. The agenda and save-the-date information will follow shortly.



REISA will host a virtual Mental Health Forum on February 28th, 2024. This forum will bring together partners from across Montreal to engage in discussions regarding mental health. More information to follow.



REISA, in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the English Montreal School Board, has planned a virtual Headstrong summit taking place in March 2024. HEADSTRONG is a youth leadership initiative developed to champion mental wellness


 In collaboration with EMSB,
will be an in person fair on April 3 and 4th, 2024
 – more info to follow 


Job Opportunity – Youth Network Coordinator

Youth Network Coordinator 




Position summary: 


REISA is seeking a Youth Network Coordinator to build partnerships with local youth organizations and employment service providers. Liaise with English schools and experts for the development of employability programs. Represent REISA at the various Tables jeunesse in the East and North end of Montreal. 


Primary responsibilities: 


  • Promote partnerships and best practice sharing with identified partners 
  • Seek membership and represent REISA at the Tables Jeunesse 
  • Organise focus groups to identify issues related to access to English services  
  • Produce relevant promotional documents for the target population 
  • Create and maintain statistical portraits on youth  
  • Research evidence-based youth programs  
  • Adapt available programs for youth in partnership with schools and local CJEs 
  • Produce performance reports according to funder’s requirements 


Qualifying skills and abilities 


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Relations, Community Development or other relevant fields 
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years work experience  
  • French and English fluency 
  • Knowledge of the community sector 
  • Strong communication and writing skills 


Contract details: 


  • Start date: November 6th, 2023 
  • Competitive salary and full benefits 
  • Fulltime – 35 hours per week 
  • Hybrid – 2 days remote work-3 days Office presence  
  • Full medical and dental insurance with eligibility after 3 months 
  • Employer contribution to an RRSP group plan up to 5% of the annual salary 



Please submit your resume and cover letter by October 30th 2023 to programs@reisa.ca 



Do you work with youth and families, or are you a young person who supports someone through mental health challenges, a disability, chronic illness, or complications due to aging or substance use?

AMI-Quebec would like to invite you to the second Quebec Symposium on young carers’ on October 27th 2023. This event aims to consolidate the growing awareness of young people who are caregivers, and move towards the development of services and policies to support young carers’ in Quebec. This event is free, bilingual and hybrid.

To learn more : https://amiquebec.org/symposium/. 

McGill University Research Centre For Studies in Aging – World Alzheimer’s Day.

👋 On Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 11am to 12:30 pm join the McGill University Research Centre For Studies in Aging to celebrate world Alzheimer’s day.
Keynote speakers for the event include Ms Paola Barbarino, CEO of Alzheimer Disease International (ADI); Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., C.Q., MD, FRCPC, Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry at McGill University and Nicole Poirier, Director, and Founder of Carpe Diem – Alzheimer’s Resource Centre.
Click on the zoom link to register below:

Centre of Dreams and Hopes – Upcoming Drama Therapy Sessions

👋 The Centre of Dreams and Hopes released their posters for upcoming fall programs in Drama therapy! Starting in September, children aged 6-9 year-old and adolescents between 12-16 years-old can participate in drama therapy groups.
To learn more about the program, you can contact Amanda Marra, Drama Therapist and Mental Health Clinician, at amandamarra.cdh@gmail.com.

Arthritis South Shore Fall 2023 Calendar

Arthritis South Shore released their FALL 2023 calendar. For all questions and inquiries, email info@arthriterivesud.org.
To register, click on the link below:

Centre Action

👋 As the Centre Action mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for adults with physical disabilities, on Monday nights at 6 PM you can learn all about them through their zoom activities. Monday is invite a friend night! It is one of the many programs offered by Centre Action.
It is 25$ a year to become a member which provides access to all activities on zoom and the Action Centre’s in-person activities. Activities are bilingual.
The Summer program ends August 1st and the Fall program begins September 1st.

T’es Mon Genre

Expérience Bébé – Free Sensory Class

👶 Have you been looking for programming in English for your child? REISA is very proud to announce our partnership with Expérience Bébé to offer a free sensory and development session in English for parents or guardians with infants (6-18 months) on Monday, June 19, 2023 from 2 to 3pm at the Saint-Léonard Library (8420 Bd Lacordaire, Saint-Léonard, QC H1R 3G5).
Please register using the Google Form link below. Spaces are limited. We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful event!

Centre Mosaïque de Quebec – Speech and Language Development Workshops

After a successful first collaboration with Centre Mosaïque de Québec there are 3 sessions left on various topics concerning language and speech development in young children. The sessions are 90 minutes each, free and offered in English. Register for the second session using the Zoom link below!
These are the following sessions:
1-Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm: Behaviour and Communication
2-Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30pm: Language Development (0-5)
3-Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm: Bilingualism
Here is the link for the second Zoom session on Behaviour and Communication: