COMMUNITY PARTNERS

AVATIL collaborates with a number of establishments and organizations in the community.

Logements James Turner: AVATIL’s partnership with Logements James Turner, which owns and manages the three buildings that house AVATIL’s residential programs, provides 12 AVATIL clients with transitional residential services and low-cost housing.

CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Ile and CIUSSS du Centre-Est-de-l’Ile: AVATIL maintains contact with the CLSC’s in the West Island and the western part of Montreal for client referrals and in their provision of home care services to our clients living on their own.

West Island Local Table for Intellectual Disability and Autism (WILT): AVATIL participates actively at this Table and also has a co-leadership role. The Table brings together approximately 15 agencies and organizations located in the West Island.

Table de concertation DI-TSA sud-ouest: This Table brings together approximately 15 agencies and organizations located in the sud-ouest territory. AVATIL is an active participant at this Table.

CRADI (Comité régional des associations pour la déficience intellectuelle): AVATIL is an active member of CRADI.  CRADI provides valuable information and support to its member organizations.

Outreach to schools:  AVATIL collaborates with the Lester B. Pearson School Board and the English Montreal School Board as part of its outreach services.

McGill School of Social Work: AVATIL maintains an ongoing collaboration with the school of social work and continues to provide fieldwork placements for social work students.

Volunteer West Island: AVATIL continues to benefit from their ongoing support for the recruitment of volunteers.

Borough of Lachine: AVATIL organizes a number of its groups and activities in venues that AVATIL can reserve for free in the Borough of Lachine.

FUNDING PARTNERS

AVATIL benefits from a number of longstanding funding partnerships through service contracts, grants, and subsidies from the following agencies and organizations:

The West Montreal Readaptation Centre (WMRC), now part of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal: AVATIL maintains an important service contract for the provision of services to individuals with a mild intellectual disability.

Agence de la santé et des services sociaux: The programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires (PSOC) program provides recurrent funding that supports AVATIL in its global mission, to work both with individuals who have a diagnosis of a mild intellectual disability as well as those who do not have a diagnosis and who fall in the cracks of existing services.

West Island Community Shares: For the past 10 years, AVATIL has been benefiting from funding from WICS, which supports 40 community groups in the West Island.

Human Resources Development Canada: AVATIL receives subsidies under the Canada Summer Jobs Program to hire full time summer students.

Emploi Québec (PAAS Action program): Participants receive a monthly allowance for their participation in work integration activities and AVATIL receives funding to oversee their work.

Donations from individuals, service clubs, and foundations: AVATIL gratefully acknowledges the generous donations from many long-time donors as well as new donors to our organization.  These donations are used as part of special projects funds and enable AVATIL to support projects that government funds do not cover.