The Scalabrini Centre changes its name and becomes the CSRI:
Community Services for Refugees and Immigrants

Montreal, August 25, 2017 - The Inter-Sectoral Grouping of Community Organizations of Montreal (RIOCM) and the Scalabrini Centre announce the continuity of the services of the organization under our new name of Community Services for Refugees and Immigrants, the CSRI.

For 17 years, the centre has run a reception and referral service for refugees and immigrants and a temporary shelter for immigrant women recently arrived in Montreal, in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. This organization has been a member of the RIOCM for several years.

Due to the closure of the former Saint Rita church, the centre moved its administration to 1600 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard West, Suite 380, Montreal, Quebec, H3M 3E2 at the corner of Bois-de-Boulogne.

In the absence of adequate funding, the shelter must unfortunately remain closed for the time being and the rooms will remain unoccupied. Meanwhile, the CSRI continues to receive calls and the list of requests for accommodation is growing in length. The situation is somewhat critical now with the new wave of migrants arriving from the United States at the same time and we are continuing the process of finding a solution and resuming the activities for this important service.


Services currently offered

1. Reference Centre: a free service for newcomers who can obtain information on the social and community resources of Montreal

2. Legal Clinic: Legal Counseling Services in Immigration, Social assistance, unemployment, and others.

3. Social services of reception and integration

4. Language courses, starting in September: click here for details

5. Community internet room:
Monday to Thursday from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm
Training workshop: Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm

6. Information and training workshops: Surviving the winter of Quebec; Prevention of Dental Diseases in partnership with McGill University; Workshops on Employment


The CSRI invites you to an open door visit on Thursday, September 28 2017, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at 1600 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. West, Suite 380, Montreal, Quebec, H3M 3E2.