telephone: 418 727-3870;
M.A.IN.S. – Mouvement d’aide et d’information sida du Bas-Saint Laurent
Rimouski, QC G5L 7C1
Tel.: (418) 722-7432 (toll free: 1-888-844-7432)
Fax: (418) 722-7847
www.mainsbsl.qc.ca (french only)
1167, chemin Sainte-Foy in Québec City.
Please call ahead for an appointment: 418 648-2190 or 1 888 881-7192
CatWoman Québec (PIPQ):
MIELS-Québec (Mouvement d’information et d’entraide dans la lutte contre le sida à Québec)
281, chemin Ste-Foy
Québec, QC G1R 1T5
Tel.: (418) 649-1720
Fax: (418) 649-1256
www.miels.org (french only)
Québec City Police Service
1130 route de l’Église, Ste-Foy,
Québec, QC, G1V 4E1
Phone: 418 641-6411
118, rue Radisson, bureau 300Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 2C4
819 373-0337 (crime victims assistance and administration);
1 866 532-2822 (toll-free number);
819 373-9465 (fax).
CatWoman Mauricie, Trois-Rivières: 819.374.5740.
Sidaction (Trois-Rivières) Inc.
Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5K8
Tel.: (819) 374-5740
Fax: (819) 374-5932
The following resources were copied with kind permission from and in solidarity with www.chezstella.org Stella in Montreal.
Stella – sex worker specific organization
Phone: +1 514 285 1599 or +1 514 285 8889
(we accept collect calls from women in prison)
Fax: +1 514 285 2465
2065 Parthenais street, Suite 404
Montréal, (Québec) Canada
GROUPS FOR AND/OR BY SEX WORKERS
Cat Woman Projects: support and services for sex workers
• Cat Woman Estrie, Sherbrooke: 819.823.6704
• CatWoman Mauricie, Trois-Rivières: 819.374.5740.
• Cat Woman Drummondville (La piaule): 819.474.2484
• Cat Woman Valleyfield (PACT de rue): 370-2420
• Cat Woman St-Jérôme (Centre SIDA Amitié): 450.431.7432
• CatWoman Québec (PIPQ): 418.641.0168
In Chicoutimi, there is a street workers’ service at 418.545.0999.
Projet Vénus (Sida-Vie), Laval: 450.669.3099
A travelling mobile unit of the Carrefour Jeunesse Longueuil Rive-Sud.
From Monday to Thursday.
They work from a travelling mobile home in Ahuntsic, Cartierville, St-Laurent and Montreal-North. Support, references, condoms, lubricant, needles, crack pipes for sale, emergency food distribution… Help for sex workers who get out of Tanguay. Infos: 514.347.4207.
A support, information and action group for transsexual and transvestite people. 514.251.8872 or 514.285.8889.
An HIV prevention group specifically for men. Rézo also has a program for male sex workers. 514.529.7777.
SOS violence conjugale (SOS for spousal abuse victims)
Telephone reception, evaluation and reference service, open 24 hours, seven days a week. 514.873.9010 ou 1.800.363.9010
Montreal Crime Victims’ Assistance Centre (CAVAC)
Telephone services, comfort, moral support, information about legal rights and remedies, references and accompaniment for victims during legal procedures. 514.277.9860
Crisis line, information and resources, individual counseling, medical-legal and medical-social information. 514.934.0354
Sexual Assault Center of McGill Students’ Society
Support survivor of sexual assault, and work towards a society free of sexual violence. 514.398.8500
Mouvement contre le viol et l’inceste (Movement against rape and incest) 514.278.9393
Trêve pour Elles. 514.251.0323
Clinique médicale du Quartier Latin (medical clinic)
Diagnosis and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Has a dermatology clinic and psychological services.With or without appointment. 514.285.5500
Clinique médicale de l’Alternative (medical clinic)
Diagnosis and treatment clinic for STIs, gynecology. With or without appointment. 514.281.9848. For abortion. With appointment. 514.281.6476.
Medical clinic of the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
Once a month. 2001 St. Laurent. Infos: 514.499.1854.
Clinique médicale l’Actuel (medical clinic)
Diagnosis and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. With or without appointment. 514.524.1001
Centre of Resources, Interventions and Services in Sexual Health (CRISS)
Support and educate women living with or affected by HIV. Montréal. 514.855.0090 or 1.866.240.0090
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
CATIE serves people living with HIV/AIDS and people and organizations that support them by providing accessible, accurate, unbiased and timely treatment information. Includes the guide Living with HIV.
Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV and related issues. Toll Free, 1.866.224.9978.
Education about health and sexual wellbeeing, and information for people living with HIV/AIDS. Longueuil. 450.651.9229 ou 1.888.227.7432.
Centre associatif polyvalent d’aide hépatite C (Hepatitis C)
Resources and information. Montreal, 514.521.0444 or 1.866.522.0444.
Hospital Centre St-Luc
Clinic specializing in hepatitis. With or without an appointment. 514.890.8351
Canadian Liver Foundation
Resource for all Canadians who want to learn more about liver health and liver disease. 1.800.563.5483
Canadian Hemophilia Society
Information and hemophilia clinic. 1.800.668.2686
Centre de santé des femmes de Montréal (women’s health care centre)
Women’s health care services. 514.270.6110. Women’s health care abortion clinic : 514.270.6114
Grossesse-secours (pregnancy crisis line)
Telephone support line, information and references relating to pregnancy, birth control, and access to abortion services. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for women who are pregnant or think they may be. Free and confidential service. 514.271.0554
Quebec Health Action for Tranvestites and Transsexuals (ASTT(e)Q)
Telephone support line, information and references concerning health issues for transsexuals and transvestites. 514.847.0067
Drugs help and referrals for problems with substance abuse
Telephone information and referral service. Open 24 hours for help or referral concerning alcohol or drug abuse, addiction, etc. 514.527.2626 or 1.800.265.2626
Community action centre for injection drug users (CACTUS)
Information, prevention, references, needle exchange and condom distribution, outreach in the downtown and the south central areas of Montreal. 514.847.0067
Spectre de rue
Drop-in and support centre for people with problems concerning substance abuse, homelessness, mental health; needle exchange and condom distribution. 514.528.1700. Drop-in. 514.524.5197
Mobile needle exchange and condom distribution service from Monday to Saturday. Support services, references and accompaniment (direct to the mobile van). 514.236.6700
Information, prevention, references, needle exchange and condom distribution. Outreach in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. 514.251.8872
A Networking and Activity Center for people who use drugs by injection or inhalation (currently or in the past). Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, and Saturday from 12h till 6 p.m. 514.847.0067 Ext 101 or meet us at 1300, Sanguinet Street (corner Ste-Catherine Street E./Berri Metro).
Support group for people undergoing methadone treatment. Crazy Arty Tuesdays. 1710 Beaudry, at the corner of Robin. 514.528.9000.
Active telephone listening service, information and references for people in distress. This free, anonymous and completely confidential, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 514.935.1101
Suicide crisis line, information and referrals. Open 24 hours, seven days a week. For people with suicidal tendencies, their families and friends and for those who have a friend or a family member who committed suicide. Free and confidential. 514.723.4000 or 1.866.277.3553
The Elizabeth Fry Society (Quebec branch)
Transition house for women leaving detention, the Eve program (shoplifting support group), legal services, probation services, support program for women incarcerated at Tanguay and Joliette Prisons, documentation centre. 514.489.2116
Continuité-famille auprès des détenues (CFAD)
Help women during and after incarceration. 514.989.9891.
Expansion-Femmes de Québec
Welcome Centre. Drugs users, sober, managing impulsive and violent behaviour. Academic training and workshop.
Collectif La Corriveau
Research and action centre on marginalized and criminalized women. 514.388.3939 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinique Droits devant
A mobile legal clinic. Need information concerning tickets the police have issued to you or concerning your rights? Want to lodge a complaint? Need someone to come with you to court or to the collector? Call 514.603.0265 from Monday to Friday or send an email to email@example.com.
Help in legal proceedings. Our volunteers are not lawyers yet, so they cannot represent you. 514.603.0265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal support service, information and reference. Personal or telephone interviews; training in legal procedures and on family law and rights. 450.443.8221
Facilitate the social and community integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth. Their web site offers great content. 514.846.1398.
Organizing and defense committee for the rights of people on social assistance (CODAS)
Support for the respect of the rights of people with low incomes or on social assistance. 514.528.9226
Mouvement Action-Chômage of Montreal (unemployment support)
Support for the respect of the rights of recipients of employment insurance. 514.271.4099
Short-term shelter for women in difficulty. Support services, help and references. 514.597.1499
Emergency shelter for homeless women. Active listening, support and references. Short and medium-term housing. 514.934.5615
Housing for women in difficulty. Active listening, support for organizing the necessary procedures, therapy. Short and long term housing. 514.845.0151
Short-term shelter and help, active listening, support and references. Information, consultation, accompaniment and problem identification. 514.932.2250
Native Women Shelter
Shelter for native women with or without children. Short or medium-term housing (about 12 weeks). 514.933.4688
Housing for young women (18 to 30 years old) in difficulty. Emergency housing for three days, short-term housing for 31 days and a food bank. Social reinsertion projects (ACDR and the art project). 514.875.8119
CLOTHING AND FOOD
Drop-in centre, meals, friendship, all sorts of activities, medical and legal assistance. 514.937.2341
Chic Resto Pop
Inexpensive, healthy meals. Employability program in semi-specialized trades. 514.521.4089
Drop-off service available 24 hours (food, clothing, medecine program). 514.842.6822
Mission Bon Accueil
Food bank and clothing, Christmas baskets. Counseling for needy families : 514.935.6396
Société Saint-Vincent de Paul
Inexpensive clothing. 514.526.5937
In an emergency, dial 911
To contact your community police station, dial 280-01+the number of your local police station, for example: to get station 23, you dial 280.0123.
Compensation for victims of criminal acts (IVAC)
Reimboursement service for victime of criminal acts. 514.906.3019 or 1.800.561.4822
Québec Health Insurance Commission
Government insurance that gives you free access to health services. 514.864.3411 or 1.800.561.9749
Info-health at CLSCs (Centres Locaux de Services Communautaires)
Free telephone service, 24 hours a day, for medical information and references. There are many CLSCs in the city and they all have clinics that offer general and specialized medical services with and without appointment.
Hôtel-Dieu: 3840, Saint-Urbain St. 514.890.8000
Notre-Dame Hospital: 1560, Sherbrooke Street East. 514.890.8000
St-Luc Hospital: 1058, St-Denis St. 514.890.8000
Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission
Investigation of complaints concerning discrimination and harassment forbidden by the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. 514.873.5146 or 1.800.361.6477
Montreal Legal Aid (criminal division)
Legal representation for people who can not afford a lawyer. 514.842.2233
McGill University Legal Information Clinic
Clinic for information and references on legal questions. 514.398.6792
Police Ethics Commission
Evaluation of complaints concerning abuse of power by police. 514.864.1784
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Collects fees and taxes for the Government of Canada. 1.800.959.7383