Collective Community Services (Montreal)

Health Professionals Program

The McGill Project aims to connect local English language high schools with community, health and social services organizations to offer internships to students. By doing so, students complete necessary volunteer hours for school while also increasing their employability and bolstering the capacity of the organizations to serve clients in English.
The program works by connecting students in local high schools with volunteer opportunities in the health and social services sector in the city. We work with high schools across the island, and we are always recruiting more students and organizations to host. Our program will launch in September for the 2019-2020 school year, you can email us in August for placement details and planning.

You can contact the McGill Project Coordination at for more information or register as a school or host organization in the meantime. Click here for a link to our program brochure and see if it is right for you!

Created by our partner, the Townshipper's Association, the Health and Social Services Career Opportunities Catalogue is a guide for bilingual people who want to work in the health and social services fields. It includes information about more than 100 kinds of jobs, plus details on health and social services training programs available in the region.

CCS has a limited supply of hard copies available of the catalogue, if you would like one please contact Riley Dalys-Fine at

What are my obligations as a host?

As a host organization, we ask that you can commit to providing supervision to volunteers over the course of their placement (from about October-March) for a small amount of time per month.

Enhancing Regional Capacity - Lasalle

In LaSalle, we are focusing our efforts with the Enhancing Regional Capacity Coordinator position. This new position will allow us to support work being done by community organizations in LaSalle that serve more vulnerable English-speaking populations. We hope to act as a resource and use our networks to help enhance the efforts being made in this area.

You can contact the ERCC team at for more information. We are conducting focus groups to assess what the needs of community organizations that work with English-speakers in Lasalle are so we can better support the work they are doing.

Community Health Education Program (CHEP)

The Community Health Education Program seeks to increase the availability of health promotion and disease prevention information for English speakers and increases collaboration between community and public health professionals. This dynamic program facilitates distance community learning of health and social services information in English to remote, rural or dispersed Quebec communities via video-conferencing. This means that several communities are connected via video calls with one another, and with health professionals who can answer their questions with no language barrier.

The topics we have presented on this year include Women's Heart Health and Bladder Health. Get in touch with the NPI Manager for the schedule of future CHEP video conferences!
Notes from February 20th Women's Heart Health Session

Special Events

Keep an eye out here for special events we are planning in the Networking & Partnership Initiative at CCS!

Thursday, March 19th, 2020: Health and Wellness Day in LaSalle: