Welcome Hall Mission is a community leader in providing emergency and permanent housing solutions and operates the largest direct-to-public food security service in Quebec. In addition, the Mission partners with the healthcare network to provide free dental care, mental health services, social reinsertion programs, seniors’ support services, and youth services built around prevention and housing. 

Increasingly, our thought leadership and sector knowledge are being recognized.

In 2022, I was honoured to be appointed to the National Housing Council by the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth in Canada. In 2023, I will be serving as the chair of Canada’s very first “Review Panel”, tasked by the Minister and the Federal Housing Advocate to hold national hearings on a specific housing-related concern. 

I wish to express my deep gratitude to the competent, passionate team that I’m privileged to work with every day. I’d like to thank our board for their guidance, our government partners for their support and our incredible volunteers for their devoted service. 

I particularly want to thank our thousands of loyal donors for their unbelievable generosity.

With your support and guidance, we will continue to serve the marginalized and the vulnerable in our society with excellence and compassion. 


Sam Watts

CEO/Executive Director

This letter sent by one of our clients shows the true impact of your generous support. Thank you for providing the resources people need to build a new life and thrive in our city!

To all the staff, volunteers and supporters of Mission Bon Accueil,

Through this letter, I wish to convey my deepest gratitude for all of the support, kindness and generosity you have shown me since my arrival in Canada.

Thanks to you and your wonderful staff, I was placed under the capable hands of passionate people who advocated for my well-being, and ensured I would be granted the best opportunities this great nation has to offer to a returning citizen like myself. 

Despite being far removed from all that was familiar to me, you made me feel welcome and at home. I always felt I belonged.

As a result of your dedication, I had a roof over my head and nutritious food while slowly navigating the labyrinthine steps toward adjusting to life in Canada. 

Karim, Yohan, and all the others, my most sincere and heartfelt appreciation for your tremendous work on my behalf. You walked alongside me on my journey back home. For that, I shall always be grateful. I really cannot thank you enough for all you have given me today, on account of my new apartment. I am deeply moved.

The next step of the journey is to go forward, and never stop. The sky’s the limit!

Blessings to all,

Integral to Health

The Jim Lund Dental Clinic partnered with the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry in 2011 to provide dental services for those who could otherwise not afford them. The clinic also acts as a teaching facility for hundreds of dental students and assistants every single year. 

The clinic has seen tremendous success and a growing waitlist. In 2023, thanks to the outstanding generosity of our loyal donors, we will be doubling the size of our operation, offering extended hours and more specialized services!

We look forward to this expansion and continuing to be an integral part of dental care in Montreal!

“Words are not enough to thank you, you saved my life. I had a big problem with my teeth and gums that at times was so severe I would break down in tears. It would have cost a fortune to fix and my situation was very complicated. You really saved my life, thank you very much.” ‑ Zéghina

For Low-Income Seniors

The reality of aging can be harsh, and with the pandemic exacerbating feelings of loneliness and isolation, many seniors in Quebec are suffering now more than ever.

But there is hope. Compassion Pathways, an Urban Health Pilot Project through Welcome Hall Mission, is a brand new program designed to bridge the gap between these low-income seniors and the vital health and social welfare services they so desperately deserve. And it’s all thanks to you!

With your generous support, we hope to:

  1. Provide access to groceries on a regular basis
  2. Integrate seniors into a community of peers with help from family members
  3. Connect people to health care or other relevant professionals

Together, let’s ensure that no one is left to fend for themselves in their golden years!