Over a century serving
the community.

Programs for parents, children,
teens and more.

Lunch service, meetups
and special events.

Who We Are

Building community through social justice for over 104 years.

Saint Columba House

Over the years, Saint Columba House has frequently spoken out on issues of public policy, mobilized communities to defend their rights and has always taken a strong stand to defend and work alongside those who are excluded: the intellectually challenged, the unemployed, children from low-income families, the elderly, those whose lives are affected by physical or mental illness.

Saint Columba is engaged in seeking justice through empowerment, education and social action,
as a community ministry of the United Church of Canada in partnership with the Point Saint Charles Community.

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What We Do

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CIT (Counselor-in-training)

In the CIT program, youth aged 14-16 are empowered as community leaders as they learn the skills needed to work as counselors-in-training…

Alternate School

The Alternate School is a bilingual program for families with children 3-4 years old that functions with parent participation that offers…

Café Pronto

Café Pronto is a meeting place in the heart of the Point Saint-Charles district located at Saint Columba House. Open to all and at a very affordable price…

Community Lunch

The Community Lunch Program offers Point Saint Charles residents and guests hot, nutritious and balanced lunches prepared fresh daily…

After School

Saint Columba House provides a high-quality bilingual After School program that focuses on academics and homework, but also on wellness…

Summer Day Camp

During the summer, Saint Columba House provides a bilingual Day Camp to the children, families and youth of Point Saint Charles.

Hand-in-Hand

Services adults living with intellectual, mental and/or physical challenges aged between 55 and 70 years old. The participants live on low-incomes…

In-Transit Day Camp

For 5 weeks in the summer, In-Transit runs alongside Saint Columba House’s day camp. It is designed for youth between the ages of 12 and 14…

Sexual Health Initiative

Saint Columba House currently partners with Saint Gabriel Elementary school to offer sexual health workshops for students in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Take Out

Food security and social isolation are two of the most pressing issues for many of our seniors and anyone else with mobility challenges.

Oasis Community Garden

Our Oasis Community Garden has gardens on the side of our building and on our upper terrace. Fresh, organic vegetables are grown and our harvest…

Senior Connections

Our senior group meets every Friday annually from 1:00 pm – 3:00 PM. While most of Saint Columba House’s programs are bilingual, this group takes…

Bees

Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem. We may take them and other pollinators like butterflies and hoverflies for granted – but they are vital for stable, healthy…

Women’s Discussion Group

Women’s Discussion Group is a forum which provides a monthly discussion group for women to discuss and explore issues of concern to them…

Men’s Group

Once a month, our men’s group meets at Saint Columba House at 5 pm for a supper. While every evening has a different subject to explore…

Bill’s Community Bike Shop

Saint Columba House’s very own bike shop is open to all the cyclists in the community! Drop off your bike for a tune-up at a reasonable price…