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About Us

Saint Antoine 50+ Community Centre is a non-profit social service organization that offers diverse programs and services to all seniors, as well as other adults, in the community.

We strive to enhance the quality of life of individuals and community of Little Burgundy, St. Henri, Point St.Charles, Verdun and LaSalle.

We strive to foster friendships and create opportunities for members to share with and learn from people coping with similar life experiences.

About Us

Saint Antoine 50+ Community Centre is a non-profit social service organization that offers diverse programs and services to all seniors, as well as other adults, in the community.

We strive to enhance the quality of life of individuals and community of Little Burgundy, St. Henri, Point St.Charles, Verdun and LaSalle.

We strive to foster friendships and create opportunities for members to share with and learn from people coping with similar life experiences.

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Our Past…

Saint Antoine 50+ Community Centre has a long history within the community, and has continued to serve the marginalized and impoverished citizens of Montreal for many decades.  Since its construction in the 1870’s until now, the Centre has changed many hands and served a variety of people but has always held steadfast in its goal to alleviate the suffering and break isolation for those less fortunate in our society.

1870: It began as a private residence for a notable Montreal resident of the time, Sir Francis Hincks, a banker and politician.

1898: The house purpose changed and became a residence for impoverished single women.

1907:  The building becomes the property of Mr. Henry Dart and his family. Mr. Dart’s daughter, Grace M. Dart, who suffered from tuberculosis, requests that her family use the building to create a hospital for impoverished people with tuberculosis. It became the Grace M. Dart Home Hospital.

1966: The centre was transformed into residences and a centre for poor or homeless men by the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd.

1970: The Brothers extended their services to include daily phone calls and friendly visits to isolated seniors in the community. By 1970, the brothers had 200 seniors receiving friendly visits.

1974: The centre started being administered by the Catholic Community Services ( CCS), and continued serving the senior population. In true tradition, the programs and services offered reflected the steadfast values of being inclusive, breaking isolation, and providing a space where seniors could flourish by actively participating in their community and influence perceptions and policies affected the senior population of Montreal.

1993: Opening of individual apartment for seniors.

2008: The Good Shepherd changed its’ name to  Saint Antoine 50+ Community Centre

2013: Saint-Antoine 50+  separated from CCS and became an independent organization.

 

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