Welcoming the unhoused or those at risk of homelessness and supporting them in meeting their daily needs, improving their quality of life and well-being, and guiding them on their path to housing stability and social reaffiliation.
Without universal housing, there is no universal healthcare. The housing, support, and health services, as well as the meals and food security programs offered by Accueil Bonneau are essential to ending chronic homelessness.
Like a beacon, our values guide us in our individual conduct and every intervention. These values are shared and lived out by the members of our team every day.
L'Accueil Bonneau is a non-profit organization created in 1877 in Montreal. Its name is a tribute to Sister Rose-de-Lima Bonneau who worked for the organization from 1909 to 1934.
Welcome is at the heart of our identity. It is reflected in our willingness to listen without judgment to the needs of others and in our efforts to create a peaceful, safe, and secure environment. This warm welcome is unconditional and felt as soon as you come through our doors.
Compassion means being mindful of other people’s suffering so that they immediately feel heard, understood, welcomed, and open to being helped.
Respect is reflected in all our relationships, whether between staff or with those who use our services. Here, everyone is treated with dignity.
Trust is built when we can recognize our strengths and shortcomings and those of others with humility, when we are ready to accept uncertainty and risk, and thus provoke change.
Solidarity contributes to breaking isolation through collaboration, assistance, mutual aid, and community spirit. It cultivates a sense of belonging and shows us the importance of being an engaged citizen.