Our field partners

Canadian Cancer Society

The CCS is a voluntary organization whose mission is to eradicate cancer and improve the quality of life of those affected by cancer. Specifically, the Canadian Cancer Society funds research into all types of cancer, educates people on how to reduce their risk of cancer, provides support services and a credible source of information for people with cancer and relatives and intervenes with governments on important issues related to the disease. Contact person: Lyne Lamoureux, Director, Relay For Life Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division. Click here to view our research report on CCS.

The University of Montreal Hospital

The University of Montreal Hospital is a university hospital that offers specialized and subspecialized care to patients and to the entire Quebec population. It has a vocation of care, research, teaching and promotion of health.
Volunteering occupies a prominent place in the organization’s ecosystem. In fact, the CHUM manages various volunteer involvement programs, including reception and support, activity and leisure, as well as support and listening to the patient, the latter program being the subject of the research project. Contact person: Lise Pettigrew, M.Sc. Head of the Volunteering, entertainment and leisure service and coordination Fondation Virage, CHUM.

L’Organisation d’éducation et d’information logement de Côte-des-Neiges (OEIL).

L’OEIL defends the rights of tenants and calls for more social and affordable housing.
Founded in 1971, the non-profit organization also aims to improve housing conditions in the Côte-des-Neiges district by informing and supporting tenants in their efforts. The interventions and services of the OEIL help the less privileged and fight against the deterioration of housing and poverty.

Le Comité logement Ahuntsic-Cartierville (CLAC).

The CLAC is a community organization that was founded in 1988. Its mission is to defend the rights of tenants and promote social housing. To fulfill its mission, the CLAC relies on approaches to empowerment, popular education, political action and aims for social change. The housing committee is therefore a popular group for the defense of tenants’ rights, a community organization fighting to obtain more social housing and a place where tenants share their concerns and organize collectively to improve their housing conditions.

Advisory committee members

The role of our advisory committee is to advise on scientific research orientations and knowledge mobilization. This one is made up of Jean-Marc Fontan (PhiLab – UQAM), Marie-Chantale Paul-Hus (Vers vous), Pierre Morrissette (Volunteer Center of Montreal – CABM), Marilyne Fournier (Le Réseau de action Volunteer from Quebec -RABQ), Manon Lamarre (Integrated Center for Health and Social Services [CISSS] of Montérégie Ouest), Michel Alexandre Cauchon (Federation of volunteer centers of Quebec); and we are still looking for a volunteer representative.

The PhiLab was conceived in 2014 within the framework of the request for funding of the development of partnership project SSHRC entitled “Social innovation, societal change and Canadian granting foundations”. Since its inception, the Laboratory has been a place of research, networking and mobilization of knowledge.

Le Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal (CABM) (Montreal Volunteer Action Center) mission is to promote volunteer action in the community. It offers volunteer recruitment and orientation services, a training program generally intended for managers of volunteers, organizes conferences and supports a network of 70 meals-on-wheels and community meals.

Founded in 1937, the Volunteer Center of Montreal was in 2007, on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the winner of the Hommage Bénévolat-Québec award as well as the Agnes-C.-Higgins award from Centraide of Greater Montreal.

Le Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec (RABQ) (Quebec Volunteer Action Network (RABQ) brings together 26 provincial multisectoral volunteer action organizations. The RABQ is also the government’s privileged interlocutor in terms of volunteer action; the spokesperson for its members on volunteerism; the place to promote and develop a global vision of volunteer action and a place of reference and support for volunteer action in Quebec.

The mission of the RABQ is the consultation of its members and other players in volunteer action; the promotion of voluntary action; promoting and recognizing it in Quebec and supporting its development.

J’aime Montréal is an organization that helps other organizations achieve their aid mission. It is a call for compassion and action, where all can come together to give, serve and inspire; three verbs that are proof of love for Montreal and its people. The concept is simple: people who have time to give but who are not necessarily affiliated with a cause or an organization can go to the J’aime Mtl website and locate a volunteer event to support near them. Go to to view the available volunteer opportunities.

Le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie Ouest (Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of west-Montérégie) has a population of 457,000 citizens and a territory that includes Châteauguay, La Prairie, Huntingdon, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Vaudreuil-Dorion and the surrounding area. There are more than 9,000 employees working in the Anna-Laberge, Suroît and Barrie Memorial hospitals, as well as rehabilitation centers for intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and addiction, with a regional vocation. .

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La Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec (The Federation of Volunteer Action Centers of Quebec) is a non-profit organization that brings together 110 volunteer action centers present almost everywhere in Quebec. Renewed in 2014 following a strategic orientation process, its mission is to mobilize, support and represent volunteer action centers (CABs) in order to stimulate the promotion, recognition and development of the various practices of the volunteer work in the community.

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Vers Vous, Centre de services bénévoles aux aînés de Villeray (Vers Vous, Villeray Volunteer Service Center for Seniors), is a non-profit organization located in the Villeray district of Montreal. Since its creation in 1980, its team has been mobilized to offer a better quality of life to seniors with low income and loss of autonomy through various volunteer services including transport and medical support, socialization transport, help with shopping, friendship visits, phone calls (friendship, security, birthday) and free conferences.

Affiliate research group

Le groupe de Recherche sur la Communication Organisante (ReCOr) (Research on Communication and Organizing) is a UQAM research group whose initial focus is organizational communication, more specifically according to a constitutive approach to communication. If the point of articulation between the members of the group is organization and communication, all people from other disciplines interested in this theme, or even, wishing to broaden the fields of reflection of ReCOr by an introduction to related subjects, are welcome.