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Associations and Organizations

Action des femmes handicapées (Montréal)

  • Women of all cultures meet to exchange information and share experiences, perform collective actions.

Association des établissements de réadaptation en déficience physique du Québec (AERDPQ)

  • To find all rehabilitation facilities in Quebec, click on Membres et Partenaires.

Site mostly in French

Association québécoise des centres communautaires pour aînés (AQCCA)

  • Offers a provincial structure of representation and support for community centers for seniors.

In French only.

Association québécoise des regroupements régionaux pour l’intégration des personnes handicapées (AQRIPH)

  • 17 regional groups bringing together 350 organizations. Their mission: to promote the interests and defend the rights of people with disabilities and their families. The AQRIPH aims for the social integration and civic participation of these individuals.

In French only.

CIVA. Centre d’intégration à la vie active.

  • Art, yoga, sports for handicapped people, conversation in French for people with aphasia.

In French only.

COPHAN – Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec

  • Rights and advocacy for people with disabilities of all ages and their families.

In French only.

Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal

  • The Centre gives free information on community resources and directs those seeking help in solving their problems to the appropriate agency providing the service needed.
  • Phone: 514-527-1375

OPHQ : Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

  • Governmental institution representing people with disabilities.

In French only.

RAPTCCQ – Regroupement des associations de personnes traumatisées craniocérébrales du Québec

In French only.

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Carers Canada

  • Carers Canada is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization. The foundation of Carers Canada is a collaborative, means-oriented arrangement that allows distinct organizational entities to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change. Through our virtual network and strong foundational core, Carers Canada embraces a collaborative process to influence the political agenda and initiate a social movement for carers.

The Caregiver’s handbook

  • A helping hand for friends and family giving care in Nova Scotia

Care-ring Voice Network

  • Care-ring Voice is a free, bilingual and confidential program that connects caregivers and families to information and support through the use of tele-learning. It hosts learning sessions by telephone and the web on a range of life-changing topics. Participants benefit from an amazing opportunity to learn from the healthcare professionals who lead the workshops and a chance to share with others in similar situations.

Regroupement des aidantes et aidants naturels de Montréal

  • The RAANM aims to promote informational exchanges, mutual support and solidarity. Meetings are help on various topics related to issues of health, social services, and the depletion of family caregivers.

In French only.

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Grouping for people with aphasia

RAPAQ – Regroupement des associations des personnes aphasiques du Québec

  • List of all associations for people with aphasia in Quebec.  Look fom the homepage, under “Associations”.

In French only.

Aphasia Center of Ottawa

  • Aphasia Centre of Ottawa provides care aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people affected by aphasia by helping them improve their ability to communicate with others and regain their self-confidence.

Ressource in Ontario.

AIA – Association Internationale Aphasia

  • The organization consists of representatives of national aphasia associations, particularly in Europe, but also in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Argentina.
  • AIA has its headquarters in Brussel, Belgium.

Fédération nationale d’aphasiques de France

  • French Website.

In French only.

The National Aphasia Association

  • The Mission of the NAA is to promote public awareness and understanding of aphasia and provide support to all persons with aphasia and their caregivers.

Ressource in New York

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Personal Finance

Canada Revenue Agency – For persons with disabilities.

  • These pages contain topics of interest for persons with disabilities.

Registered disability savings plan (RDSP)

  • A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit.

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Seeking employment

La Bourgade Inc. – Projet L’Étape

  • Free bilingual services that address anyone with a physical or sensory disability who resides on the island of Montreal. The integration of persons with disabilities takes place in different sectors: manufacturing, public and parapublic sectors, non-traditional trades and emerging technologies, etc.

Comité d’adaptation de la main-d’œuvre (CAMO)

  • The CAMO is a national committee whose mission is to promote access to training and employment for persons with disabilities.

In French only.

Conseil québécois des entreprises adaptées

  • The mission of the Conseil québécois des entreprises adaptées (CQEA) is to see to the socio-economic interests of its members, the adapted enterprises of Québec, in order to promote the integration of disabled persons through the creation of paying and valorising jobs.

Handicap emploi

  • Job Search Site for Disabled Persons.

Independent Living Canada

  • The Bridge Employment Program. Community-based non-profit organization run by and for Francophone and Anglophone individuals with disabilities of all kinds, with the goal of helping people achieve their goals of autonomy, self-determination and community involvement.

Independent living – Montreal (formerly known as MM-ILRC) 

IAM CARES – International Association for Machinists, Centre for Administering Rehabilitation and Employment Services

  • Job search for individuals with physical and/or sensory disabilities. IAM CARES  is part of a dynamic international network of service providers who use their expertise to find innovative solutions to the business needs of people with physical and / or sensory disabilities seeking employment.

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Confédération québécoise des coopératives d’habitation (CQCH)

In French only.

Fédération des coopératives d’habitation inter municipale du Montréal métropolitain

Office municipal d’habitation (OMH)

Philips Lifeline

  • Emergency communication services

Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ)

  • The SHQ prepares and implements policies and programs in the housing sector, and is also responsible for the largest social housing inventory in Québec.

Site mostly in French.

Société Logique

  • Société Logique promotes and continues the development and creation of universally accessible environments. Its main functions are to promote universal accessibility and to encourage consultation during the planning process.

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Carte québécoise à l’accompagnement des personnes handicapées en transport interurbain par autocar.

  • This card gives free admission to the caregiver accompanying a disabled person while traveling intercity buses.

In French only.


  • Kéroul is a nonprofit organization that informs, represents, develops and promotes accessible tourism and culture for people with restricted physical ability.It offers a range of services such as evaluation and certification, consultation, training in hospitality, publicationsto meet the needs of businesses wishing to gain a sizeable share of the market among this clientele.

On Roule Montreal

  • Onroulemontreal is an index of places accessible to disabled people, animated by disabled people.

Le Regroupement des usagers du transport adapté (RUTA).

  • Coalition of paratransit users. 

In French only.

Société de transport de Montréal (STM ) Paratransit

  • STM’s Paratransit is a door to door transportation service for persons with disabilities that operates on a reservations basis. To have access to the service, all users must have been found eligible beforehand.