Tel-Aide Montreal (TAM), a free active listening helpline who has been serving the Greater Montreal population for over 52 years, celebrates the incredible success of its first large-scale fundraising campaign, the TAM-TAM DON. Thanks to the generosity of the public and committed partners, TAM has managed to collect the impressive sum of $228,364.65 during the month-long fundraising campaign dedicated to this crucial cause.
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We are so proud to announce that Julie Bélanger has spontaneously agreed to be the spokesperson for Tel-Aide Montréal. She says she is honored to take the torch for the continuation of Ms. Janette Bertrand, who was a key figure in Tel-Aide Montréal’s reputation during its 50 years of existence.
We are privileged to be associated with a woman of such genuine and generous heart. Our cause is close to her heart, and her professional background shows this. Reading her book “ÊTRE BIEN” has helped us discover her and allows us to admire her humility and her greatness of soul.
“Talking about mental health is a mission close to my heart, because I am convinced that to take care of oneself, we must first name our discomforts, and put them into words to recognize them.
Tel-Aide Montreal is, in that sense, more than an essential service to me! To be listened to, to break isolation, to be able to confide in someone, it can make all the difference in someone’s life!
I am honoured to be able to, in my turn, shine a light on Tel-Aide Montreal and perhaps help people who are suffering. Because we all have our storms to get through, but sometimes it takes an ear, a kind word, to feel supported to keep going.”
On behalf of the entire Tel-Aide Montréal team and all those who will choose to listen at Tel-Aide Montréal and the callers who will be heard thanks to you, we say a big THANK YOU Julie !
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50 years, still listening
Founded in 1971, Tel-Aide Montréal is the first call center in Quebec to offer a listening service for people suffering from mental health problems or simply needing to be listened to. For 50 years, Tel-Aide has received more than two million calls and listens to thousands of Montrealers every day through a toll-free, confidential, and anonymous listening service, in French and English.
Tel-Aide Montréal actively contributes to the improvement of mental well-being by listening.
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On March 13th, National Day for the Promotion of Positive Mental Health, there is no better time to start volunteering. As the long winter and inflation take their toll on the moral of Montrealers, Tel-Aide Montréal calls upon individuals to get involved to have a positive influence on the mental well-being of others.
If listening speaks to you, visit our become a listener page.
Tel-Aide Montreal’s Phonothon tradition continues!
For several decades, this event has been an opportunity for Tel-Aide Montreal’s volunteers and employees to come together for a day and collect donations from the public.
"More than ever, people need to be listened to, to feel that they are confiding in a compassionate ear when they are going through difficult times," said Tel-Aide Montreal spokesperson, host Julie Belanger.
We call upon your generosity! Donate online directly on our website.
The Tel-Aide Montreal Board of Directors is happy to announce the immediate appointment of Ms. Francine Courtois as Executive Director of Tel-Aide Montreal.
Having agreed to take on the interim position last June, Francine stood out during this short period of time by taking charge of priority files with extraordinary ease. She has succeeded in forging ties both in community settings and on the organization’s volunteer committees. “It is therefore with great pleasure that we welcome her today to the great family of Tel-Aide Montreal, ” stated France Wagner, President of Tel-Aide Montreal's Board of Directors.
A woman of heart and a high-level manager, Francine managed the departments of several Quebec flagships including Énergir and the Cirque du Soleil, completed the Executive Program in Business Administration Affairs of HEC and has solid experience in recruiting and management of volunteers in the context of electoral campaigns. These are all elements that will contribute to continuing the evolution of Tel-Aide Montreal and to ensure its sustainability.
This year, Tel-Aide Montreal celebrates its 50th year.
After 50 years, we are still listening, but without our generous donators we would not be able to do it.
Sunday, November 14th Tel-Aide Montreal is organizing its Phonothon, our annual fundraising event. Volunteers will call donators to get financial support, so we can continue to pursue our mission in the community: to contribute to mental wellbeing by listening.
Beforehand regular donators will receive a letter containing instructions on how to donate. Anybody can either send la check or give online by clicking here.
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