Registered Name: Société de Développement social de Ville-Marie

Business Number: 834290694RR0001

Our Mission


The SDSVM's mission is to help resolve social problems related to poverty, homelessness and all forms of social isolation that may be experienced within Ville-Marie borough.


Employability, reintegration and training in small and medium-sized shelters

Job reintegration for people receiving services from shelters or day centers in the Ville-Marie borough.

Looking for funding

Organize a fundraiser for one or various small or medium-sized shelters, targeted according to their needs, in order to facilitate access to appropriate resources for homeless people. This will be done by mobilizing our business partners that are willing to support a fundraiser.


The SDSVM was born in August 2008 following the Social & Economic Forum held in May 2008, during which the need for such a society was acknowledged.

The SDSVM is based on the principle of social solidarity and the pooling of various human, technical and economic resources to help meet the grave social problems facing downtown Montreal.

The expertise of citizens' organizations and community groups, combined with that of business and the financial leaders, can create strong social cohesion, leading to a pooling of resources for the purpose of reducing economic inequality.

The SDSVM desires to bring together those who wish to build their own environment, in a positive and open spirit, citizens willing to join forces, with respect for all, and businesses motivated to take prompt concrete action.

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