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L’Actuel is the reference in volunteering

A member of the Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec, L’Actuel is the reference in volunteering and offers services to organizations, seniors, convalescents, those in loss of autonomy, as well as families and individuals who are isolated and in difficulty. Proceeds from its Thrift shop  make it possible to finance several of its services to the population.

The mission of the Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel is to promote and foster volunteer action in the various sectors of human activity and meet the needs of the community in three areas:

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    Volunteer and community action development
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    Support to the community
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    Governance and community life

L’Actuel is a member of:

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    Association des gens d’action de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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    Association des haltes-garderies du Québec
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    Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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    Corporation de développement communautaire Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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    Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec
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    Regroupement des centres d’action bénévole de la Montérégie
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    Regroupement des cuisines collectives du Québec
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    Synergie entreprises-emplois Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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    Table régionale des organismes communautaires de la Montérégie
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Services to Individuals

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    Food assistance
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    Clothing assistance
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    Infant assistance
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    Help for children
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    Community kitchen
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    Mamies-secours (Grannies to the rescue)
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    Medical transportation-accompaniment
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    Friendly visits
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    PAIR program
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    Tax clinic
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    Help with forms
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    Meals on Wheels
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    Boutique-Friperie  (thrift shop)

Services to Volunteers

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    Information meeting
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    Support and guidance
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    Referral
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    Recognition
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    Coaching and training

Services to Organizations

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    Room rental
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    Various support
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    Sharing good practices
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    Organization promotion
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    Volunteering reference
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    Donating Items

More than 35 Years of History

February 10, 1982

First meeting to set up an interim committee to found a volunteer centre.

March 1982

The government grants its charter to the Centre de bénévolat Vaudreuil-Soulanges. In April 1982, the Centre de bénévolat moves into its premises, graciously provided by the city of Dorion, located at 192 St-Charles Street. The Centre offers four services: the soup kitchen, meals in Île-Perrot, recreation for the disabled and the loan of orthopedic devices provided by the Red Cross.

1984

Expansion of the head office.

1988

The Centre changes its corporate name to become the Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel.

1990

The Centre has two permanent employees and 123 active volunteers.

1991

The Centre moves to 88 Adèle Street in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

1997

Completion of a major fundraising campaign for the expansion of the Centre’s premises and start of major expansion to offer all services under one roof.

2004

Kitchen modernization and purchase of a van for the transportation of the beneficiaries. Inauguration of the new premises.

2008

25th anniversary of the Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel and redevelopment of the sorting department.

2013

Une action pour l’avenir expansion project begins. The Centre has 17 employees and 264 volunteers.

2017

35th anniversary of the Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel. The Centre offers more than 20 services to the community.