About - Welcome Hall Mission - Mission Bon Accueil
Established in 1892, Welcome Hall Mission is the largest doorway to help for Montrealers in need. Programs and resources are available to support people experiencing homelessness, families living in precarity, young and single mothers, at-risk youth and the elderly.


Throughout its history, Welcome Hall Mission has adapted to meet the changing needs of Montreal and the people we serve. Today, thanks to the faithful support of our generous donors, Welcome Hall Mission continues to grow as an innovative leader in social change.

Accountable to You

Welcome Hall Mission gratefully acknowledges that every dollar we receive from our generous donors is a dollar hard-earned. We believe it is important to uphold full transparency and accountability with our supporters so that you can see how your gifts are being put to good use.

Annual Reports

Read Welcome Hall Mission’s Annual Report, and see the impact you’ve made!

Financial Statements

Our Team

Samuel Watts

CEO/Executive Director


Sam joined Welcome Hall Mission as CEO in 2016. He brings with him a wealth of experience in leading teams and coaching leaders in a variety of contexts. He is described by colleagues as a visionary leader who focuses on creating an environment that promotes innovation and implementation.

Marcello Lamberti

Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer


With over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in the private sector, Marcello is enthusiastic about combining his financial acumen with his passion for helping others. His main objectives are to create value and maximize the impact of every dollar received for the benefit of our clients.

Joan Anderson

Vice-President, Operations and Planning


Since 2012, Joan has leveraged 26 years of operational experience to improve the efficiency of Welcome Hall Mission’s operations and the level of service offered to each client. Her vision for her team and our volunteers is that they work together to encourage and uplift each and every client that courageously walks through our doors.

Emmanuel Lafontant

Vice-President, Intervention and Accompaniment


Emmanuel joined the Welcome Hall Mission team in 2009. As Vice-President, responsible for Intervention and Accompaniment, he oversees a team of over 60 people responsible for preventing and responding to issues related to homelessness and poverty. Emmanuel’s objective is to foster positive transformation by cultivating an environment at Welcome Hall Mission that builds on its clients’ strengths.

Marika Skladan

Legal Counsel and Director of Human Resources


Marika has held the position of Legal Counsel at Welcome Hall Mission since 2011. Being goal-driven and solution-oriented makes her the right person for the job! In 2016, Marika adopted the additional role of Director of Human Resources. Marika enthusiastically promotes purposeful collaboration and teamwork amongst all employees at the Mission.

Katie Whitehead

Director, Partnership Development & Donor Engagement


Katie brings over 20 years of experience in philanthropy and fundraising to Welcome Hall Mission. With a passion for helping those less fortunate she has seized the opportunity to put her knowledge and experience to practice while leading the Development and Communication team towards new levels of success.

Hans St-Just

Director, Community Support


Hans holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Management of Health and Social Services from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP). Hans is a recognized leader who has been with the Mission since 2010 and who has demonstrated excellence and dedication in his role as a manager within the family services department.

Mr. Cyril Morgan

President of the Board

Mr. Willy Kotiuga

Vice-President of the Board

Mr. Enzo Gabrielli


Mrs. Linda Ratzlaff Campbell


Mrs. Rosalie Del-Vasto


Mr. Hannu Jailos


Mr. Karl Moore


Mr. André Riendeau


Mr. Steve Dustin


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