Are you familiar with the Social Assistance and Support Programme PAAS-Action? This programme is intended for individuals looking to develop new skills for engaging in teamwork and collaboration, learning to better communicate with others and developing a healthy work ethic. This programme will allow participants to begin a process of social reintegration and acquire the.. Read More →


La Sac à dos extends a warm thank you to MAZON for its financial support of our food programme. Mazon Canada was founded in 1987 in response to a request by the Canadian Jewish community to offer non-confessional financial aid through fundraising campaigns to organisations, like the Sac à dos, that provide food services to.. Read More →


Statistics Canada has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to validate how we measure poverty. We are seeking your support to increase awareness among your organization’s clients, supporters and stakeholders. We’ve created a short questionnaire that allows Canadians to provide input on current estimates of how much money a family needs for items like food, clothing, shelter.. Read More →

The Launch of Montreal’s Plan to fight Homelessness 2018-2020

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Sac à Dos was an honoured guest at the unveiling of Montreal’s Plan to Fight Homelessness 2018-2020. The event was held at the Accueil Bonneau in the presence of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante and Marie-Josée Lejeune, who played a key role creating the organisation’s plan for social and economic.. Read More →

La guignolée pour sortir de la rue, fundraising drive

La guignolée pour sortir de la rue, organized by the Sac à dos, in partnership with Pas de la rue, was in full swing on December 6 and 8, 2017 in various metro stations around Montreal. The funds raised during this drive went towards organising a dinner and show for homeless individuals. The Sac à.. Read More →

Courir pour sortir de la rue, a family event organized to raise awareness

On September 18, 2017, Courir pour sortir de la rue, was held as a special event to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless. For the Sac à Dos, focussing the attention of the population on prejudice against the homeless is absolutely essential. Courir pour sortir de la rue consisted of a family-style five-kilometre.. Read More →