The life of a parent can be challenging even at the best of times, but when parents face the added stress of poverty, it can be completely overwhelming. That’s why Welcome Hall Mission provides a range of programs and services to support the whole family.

Whether it’s homework help for children, or tax clinics and job search workshops for parents, Welcome Hall Mission seeks to provide families with everything they need to build brighter futures.

La Boutique

Welcome Hall Mission’s La Boutique has trendy and affordable clothing and is appealing to many Montrealers but particularly appreciated by the city’s families in need. In addition, La Boutique serves as a training environment for participants from the Education and Employability program.

Tax and Legal Clinics

Legal procedures and tax information can be complex and challenging to navigate without proper guidance or experience. That’s why a team of professionals is available to help our clients obtain legal information, complete personal tax returns and provide support and references.

Workshops and Classes

Many of our clients are searching for a way to reintegrate into the workforce and make new social connections. Welcome Hall Mission offers beginner and intermediate French and English language courses to better equip clients for their next steps and job search workshops to help them on their path to appropriate employment.

Academic Support

Welcome Hall Mission’s Children’s Services team collaborates with families to support children in their academic efforts on a daily basis. Children are much more likely to persevere and go on to graduate when they are equipped with study tools and effective strategies for getting their work done.

Our academic support program also includes a personal development component with sports activities, themed workshops, and opportunities to express creativity!

Children's Camp

Making lifelong memories and lots of new friends is a wonderful experience for any child. Welcome Hall Mission’s camp sponsorship program provides children from low-income families with the overnight camp experiences that they have been dreaming of!

Back-to-School Event

In August, Welcome Hall Mission closes down Acorn Street for the biggest block party in town. Music, popcorn, cotton candy, and educational activities are all part of the excitement for almost 3,000 children. Most importantly, each child receives a brand-new backpack, bursting with school supplies selected especially for their grade level. So that they start the year in style, each child or teen also receives a pair of new shoes and/or clothing.

Toy Giveaway

The Christmas season is a time of delight for little ones who dream of receiving a special toy or gift. With support from our donors, more than 2,500 children and their families attend our annual Christmas Toy Giveaway every year. Many of the families we serve struggle throughout the year and it’s always wonderful to see them enjoy this day of joy and celebration!


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