Who we are
Say Ça! was founded in March 2016 as a response to the humanitarian crisis happening in Syria. We started the organization thanks to a bursary granted by Fulbright. Although we started our efforts focused on Syrian refugees only, as of January 2018 we welcome newcomers youth regardless of nationality.
Say Ça! is a non for profit organization that accompanies young newcomers during their adaption into their new lives in Montreal, to become active members of their community.
Say Ça!’s vision is to give young students the necessary tools to succeed. Through the teaching of English and French, our mentoring sessions, and our cultural outings, our volunteers work in collaboration with the youth and their families in order to establish safe spaces and strong connections. Our approach is to enrich and empower our young students through a rewarding human relationship and an appreciation of diversity.
We help refugees and immigrants in Montreal, aged 12 to 18. We offer free personalized French and English tutoring, to cater to their linguistic needs. Moreover, we offer weekly mentorship and monthly cultural outings.
What People Are Saying
"Say Ça! has helped our children make progress in their linguistic abilities and the results are evident. They allow them to communicate with others & better integrate in society. The activities are fun & instructive. The volunteers are fantastic, they make parents and students very happy & engaged"
— Madame Wiam Aljouni - mother of a former student