There is always a place, somewhere, for each one of us.
Located in Côte-des-Neiges, Club Ami is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of men and women living with mental health problems.
We want to improve the quality of life of those living with mental health problems.
We want to relieve the loneliness and social exclusion too often experienced by vulnerable individuals in our society.
We propose a warmly place, where you feel confortable; a place where you could interact together.
We operate a day center to provide education, entertainment, support, listening and references.
First, it comes to break the isolation and to allow anyone crossing our doors to find a sympathetic ear, a place to build friendly relationships with peers, drink some coffee and talk about concerns or what hurts, without fear of being judged.
Located in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood, Club Ami has benn open since 1983, by a parent whose child had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Who we are
CLUB AMI CINEMA
Sometimes we have a crave for popcorn and a good film.
"Music gives a soul to our hearts and wings to the mind" - Plato
It is perhaps for this reason that music takes an important place at Club Ami.
Whether it's Karaoke, choir, introductory workshops, musical improvisations, intimate concerts, musical notes often resonate in our walls!
Whether it's to take fresh air or to learn, we regularly leave Club Ami to discover or rediscover Montreal and its surroundings.
During the summer season, we go to the beach to enjoy the sand, the warmth and the freshness. We also enjoy the green spaces available in Côte-des-Neiges for picnics, sports and urban walks.
We also go to the museum, La Ronde, The Botanical Garden and much more...
Because there is an artist in everyone, at Club Ami we give the opportunity to let creativity be expressed in various forms at workshops.
Thus, painting, drawing, mosaic, paper mache ... are part of the proposed activities on a regular basis.
At Club Ami we sometimes lose the ball, except when it comes to Bingo, one of our most popular activities!
Join this dynamic experience each month to complete your card, have the pleasure to exclaim "Bingo!" and win a prize.
The gourmets of Club Ami gather around recipes and themed food to celebrate gastronomy from here and elsewhere.
We put on our aprons and explore the opportunity to share our knowledge and our experience tasting dishes evoking the cultural diversity of our members.
Play with words and get creative with them.
YOGA & RELAXATION
Sometimes the pace of life is too fast. Club Ami offers relaxation and yoga activities. Enjoy these moments of calm and relaxation to relax, breathe and take time to recharge.
These activities are offered in a suitable room for relaxation by the intervenants of the center. These are accessible to everyone and no experience is required to participate.
In the spirit of opening ourselves to the world, but also make us aware of some issues, Club Ami regularly hosts organizations that share their knowledge and skills.
Among them are: Action Autonomy Project Genesis and the CSSS de la Montagne