The Canada 150 Community Service Awards recognized 20 residents and 11 organizations for their outstanding contributions to our community. Congratulations to all the laureates and thank you for your service to our community.
Annick Kanku T. Kapuku for her work with the Maison des Jeunes A-MA-BAIE since 1994, helping vulnerable youth have a better future.
Asmick Jean Jacques founded the La Corde Youth Centre in Cloverdale, fostering relationships and hope with at-risk youth.
Claudine Campeau has advocated for women, children, animals, and persons in need through a lifetime of community experience.
Corey Fleischer is the founder of “Erasing Hate,” a movement dedicated to erasing hate graffiti in Montreal and around the world.
Subhash Khanna spearheaded the founding of the Hindu Mandir in DDO.
Sergio Arione is the president of the Roxboro Community Centre and of the Roxboro Community Pool, and has dedicated himself to our community.
Lynne Pronman founded the Trails of Summer Camp. Her summer camp has offered services to over 1000 children with special needs.
Ginger Petty is a philanthropist and activist who has long worked with victims of domestic violence and veterans suffering from PTSD.
Veronica Lopez is the Executive Director of Cloverdale Multi-Ressources, where she strives to improve the lives of local families at risk.
Samer Majzoub is an advocate of the Canadian Muslim community, particularly striving against racial and religious discrimination.
Surinder Singh Bains spearheaded the opening of the Sikh Gurdwara in DDO.
Kim Reid is the founder and president of On Rock Community Services that supports families struggling with food insecurity in the West Island.
Al Short has dedicated 35 years to the Westminster Community Pool and the Dollard Swim Team through coaching, officiating and volunteering.
Robert Samoszewski, a logistician by profession, coordinated relief efforts for flood victims in Île-Bizard last spring.
Asha Pathak founded Aditya Youth Trust Fund, an organization helping youth reach their full potential in school and society.
Jian Liu founded the Art Saving Life Foundation to help breast cancer patients and survivors through art therapy programs.
Otis Grant is a world champion, an activist, and educator who enriches the West Island through the Otis Grant & Friends Foundation.
Rabbi Zeitz devoted himself to the Jewish Community of the West Island for over 50 years and established Congregation Beth Tikvah.
Jay Bradbury is a founder and coach of the Riverdale Wrestling Club. He produced Olympians and National caliber wrestling champions.
Ed Janiszewski served the DDO community for 39 years, where he bettered our community’s infrastructure, green spaces, services, and facilities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters West Island provides mentoring services that foster stronger bonds and provide positive role models for children struggling with challenges.
International Cup Kids Playing for Kids provides young soccer players the opportunity to experience a major international tournament locally while raising funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital and Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine.
Nova West Island provides essential healthcare programs and services to improve the quality of life of adults, youth, and families.
Roxboro Canadian Legion supports Canadians who have served our country, such as veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and their families, giving them a voice and a safe environment, and forging stronger bonds in the community.
Volunteer West Island connects dynamic volunteers with equally astounding organizations to build a healthy and constructive West Island Community.
Rapid Relief Team played a vital role during the floods last spring by running a sandbag operation in Île-Bizard that helped alleviate the worsening situation.
West Island Women’s Shelter provides free services and a safe and secure environment for women and their children who are victims of conjugal violence.
West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped aims to improve the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families through a broad range of services.
Coopérative d’habitation Village Cloverdale is a housing cooperative that offers safe, welcoming and affordable social housing to its members.
Action Jeunesse De L’Ouest De L’Ile aims to improve the quality of life of young people aged 12 to 25 years and break the cycle of poverty of the West Island.
West Island Community Shares is a pillar of our West Island community. It provides financial support to local community groups that offer frontline and essential services to individuals facing challenges such as poverty, health problems and more.