Yoga Mala Foundation is proud to be operating and maintaining ongoing yoga and meditation programs in partnership with the following community organizations.
Mile End Mission
Mile End Community Mission is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization and community center working with members of the community who have been marginalized by society for a variety of reasons. Services are used by people of all ages, many of whom struggle with addiction, are in poverty and/or are homeless. The mission strives not only to help these people, but to empower them to help themselves.
Jewish General Hospital
The Jewish General Hospital Child Centre for Development and Mental Health offers a day program and an after-school program, as well as multidisciplinary specialized psychiatric services in a therapeutic environment with health professionals and specialized educators. The center also offers an outpatient program for children and their families, in which procedures include clinical, pedagogical, educational and shared care, to help support the familial unit by seeking long-term positive effects.
West Island Cancer Wellness Center
The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) is a registered charity dedicated to offering compassionate care and support to anyone experiencing cancer – either having it themselves or supporting someone with cancer. It exists in response to the demand for a whole-person, integrated approach to wellness. The approach focuses on improving the health and well-being of people living with cancer by addressing their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Thanks to the WICWC’s fundraising efforts, the generosity of its donors and to volunteer wellness professionals, the Centre's programs are free to anyone living with cancer from diagnosis to one year post-treatment.
Pour 3 Points
Youths from underprivileged families or environments are three to four times more likely to fall behind in elementary and high school. They are twice as likely to have learning disabilities and three times as likely to have severe behavioural disorders in high school.
Aside from their parents, coaches are the most influential adults in the life of young athletes. This influence is not only relevant in teaching a sport, but also in life education. By providing support to youth from underprivileged neighbourhoods, life coaches help them gain the skills needed to succeed in school and in life.
Visit pour3points.ca to learn more.
MAISON ANNE'S HOUSE & MAISON NAZARETH HOUSE
The Nazareth House Family remains dedicated to providing an environment that welcomes the forgotten,promotes social re-integration for the marginalized,and encourages all to find their potential. With additional low-cost housing we hope to continue the traditions of Nazareth House and remain a positive contributor to the well being of those who have lost their way.
Nazarethcommunity.com La mission du Centre jeunesse de Laval est d’offrir aux jeunes âgés de 0 à 18 ans, ainsi qu’à leur famille, des services d’adaptation et de réadaptation psychosociales lorsque leur situation le requiert afin de les aider à se prendre en main, tant sur le plan personnel que familial ou social et ainsi réduire les risques d’abandon, de négligence, d’abus, de troubles du comportement et de délinquance.
Charting New Courses is an organization that comes to the assistance of children and teens. By bringing together specialized professionals in a variety of fields (psychology, criminology, recreology, etc), the organization has taken on the mission of providing direct support to children and teens on Montreal’s South Shore, while supporting other similarly mandated organizations, such as youth centers, the Ste-Justine Hospital and the Ronald MacDonald House, to name just a few.
Centre Jeunesse de Laval
Centre Jeunesse de Laval La mission du Centre jeunesse de Laval est d’offrir aux jeunes âgés de 0 à 18 ans, ainsi qu’à leur famille, des services d’adaptation et de réadaptation psychosociales lorsque leur situation le requiert afin de les aider à se prendre en main, tant sur le plan personnel que familial ou social et ainsi réduire les risques d’abandon, de négligence, d’abus, de troubles du comportement et de délinquance.
Ulluriaq Adolescent Center
The Girls Unit of Ulluriaq Adolescent Center is home of 8 girls from Nunavik ranging between 11-18 years-old. The Center offers an environment that integrates Inuit culture and supports the reintegration of the young persons in their community and the resolution of their problems. Social-rehabilitation and integration services to youth experiencing behavioural, psychosocial or family difficulties are offered in a nurturing and structured space.
Residence Le Mile-End is located in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, not far from Naada Yoga. The residence is a not-for-profit organization and community center dedicated to supporting low-income seniors. The Yoga Mala Foundation provided free weekly yoga classes at the residence.
Integration Jeunesse du Québec
The mission of Integration Jeunesse du Québec inc. is to support the integration of young unemployed adults by offering integrated services, focusing on both their needs and those of the labor market.
Jeunes Meres en Action
Jeunes Meres en Action’s mission is to offer services tailored to the needs of young low-income mothers living with single status, poverty, under-education, isolation and other related issues in order to improve their living conditions and those of their children. The non-profit organization develops and delivers a range of activities and services for young mothers including weekly yoga classes provided by the Yoga Mala Foundation.
Maison Thérese-Casgrain is a halfway house for women located in the heart of Montreal. This community residential center offers support and guidance for women transitioning out of incarceration. The Yoga Mala Foundation provided weekly classes available to all residents of the house.
Here to Be is a community-based social impact program that makes the healing benefits of yoga and meditation accessible through best-in-class nonprofit partnerships. We are grateful for their ongoing partnership with the Yoga Mala Foundation.
The Yoga Mala Foundation was formed in collaboration with Naada Yoga, providing a focus for community participation and the establishment of educational offerings in support of an inclusive mission.
Are you a yoga teacher who wants to be involved in bringing yoga to marginalized populations or an organizational administrator who wants to connect about setting up a program with YMF?
While programs are available based on funding, we want to hear from you and are always looking to see how we can reach more people.