Phase VI | Mercure rooming house

Mercure (MER) | ACL 1610-1612 rue St André | Montréal | H2L 3G6 Ville-Marie borough Date of acquisition: May 6, 2021 Social housing with community support 10 rooms equipped with a bed and fixed furniture with storage space, a kitchenette including hotplates, sink and fridge and community spaces. With this project, the organization is participating in the […]

Intervention approaches

Vilavi uses recognized approaches led by qualified staff benefiting from continuous training. These approaches include the cognitive-behavioral approach [1], relapse prevention [2], the therapeutic community [3] and motivational interviewing [4]. These interventions have as a common basis the search for and the maintenance of a “therapeutic alliance”, that is to say a relationship of partnership […]

Phase V | Montcalm rooming house

Vilavi welcomes the announcement of the City of Montreal in supporting its Phase V social housing project Montreal, August 5, 2020 – Montreal mayor, Valérie Plante, and Robert Beaudry, chief officer of the property management and planning, housing, large parks and Jean-Drapeau park within the executive committee, are proud to announce that the City of […]

Covid-19: pressure on treatment centers

Vilavi’s services are set as essential services but the pressure is increasing on the intervention teams. Like a over eighty addiction treatment centers in Quebec *, the Vilavi center, located in the Terrebonne area, must face complex questions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic: should services be maintained? If so, under what conditions? Is it possible to […]

My international internship is an unforgettable experience!

French student in social service assistant (social work), my training path made it possible to go on an international internship. This seemed to me to be an opportunity for professional and personal experiences, getting to integrate another culture and therefore of different practices. Why Quebec? My choice quickly focused on Quebec because of French language! […]

My international internship is an unforgettable experience!

French student in social service assistant (social work), my training path made it possible to go on an international internship. This seemed to me to be an opportunity for professional and personal experiences, getting to integrate another culture and therefore of different practices. Why Quebec? My choice quickly focused on Quebec because of French language! […]

Drug Awareness Chart

The Drug Awareness Chart produced by the RCMP Organized Crime Awareness Service  is a reference tool on today’s most common substances and new trends. The purpose of this Chart is to inform our partners and the public about the main substances used with their effects and consequences, various consumption methods, visible signs and symptoms, legal […]

The Substance Use Spectrum

Cannabis and other drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are psychoactive substances which, when taken into the body, alter mental processes such as cognition.[1] Psychoactive substance use falls on a spectrum. Movement along the spectrum is not necessarily linear; that is, a person may use substances differently at different points in their life. It is […]

Phase II | Aylwin’s rooming house

General description All units are accredited for the Rent Supplement Program operated by the Municipal Housing Office. People with low incomes can receive this assistance which limits their contribution to the rent to 25% of their income. Acquisition date: December 5, 2012 Renovation: March 1, 2013 to October 30, 2014 Date of activation: November 1st 2014 […]