Community Care as Power

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Community Care as Power
03:00 PM
Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier

Join Black Mental Health Connections Montreal and Vent Over Tea for the last event of our three-part event series, ‘Building Community: From Care to Action.’ Together we invite you to explore the essence of community care, the significance of genuine connections with ourselves and others, and how these relationships can drive meaningful change.

Community Care as Power is an interactive panel and discussion, exploring mutual aid as a form of community care through the lens of innovative local community organizations. Attendees will be invited to break into groups to reflect, connect, and engage in meaningful discussions.

Mutual aid arises from navigating systemic barriers and recognizing community needs. This event aims to acknowledge and celebrate organizations that use mutual aid to forge innovative pathways to address challenges, overcome obstacles, and mobilize their community towards a place of strength, power, and transformative change.

Join us!
🗓 Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 
🕒 3:00pm – 6:30pm
📍 Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier, Salle Desjardins (2450 Rue Workman) – 2nd floor
♿ The CCGV is located in a building with universal accessibility; an exterior ramp provides access to the building, elevators and adapted toilets are available on each floor.
😷 Face masks will be available.
✨Vegan food will be available.

🎟️ This event is free! You must reserve your spot on the following Eventbrite page where you can also give a donation


The itinerary:
✨ Settling in (3:00pm – 3:30pm) 
🎤 Panel moderated by Harar V.A. Hall (3:30pm – 5:00pm) 
🚻 Bathroom break (5:00pm – 5:15pm)
💬 Group discussions & closing remarks (5:15pm – 6:00pm)
☕ Mingling & Food (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Meet your panelists!

AlterHéros is a non-profit community organization committed to fighting prejudice and demystifying sexual diversity and gender plurality.

💜The Refugee Center:
The Refugee Centre (TRC), located in Montreal, Quebec, is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding refugees and immigrants in their transition to life in Canada.

Action Santé: Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(les) du Québec (ASTTeQ) is a project of CACTUS Montréal by and for trans people offering free and confidential intervention support, accompaniments, and harm reduction materials.

💜Black Healing Fund:
Black Healing Fund is a volunteer-run grassroots initiative that exists to provide low-income Black folks in the Tio’tia:ke / Montreal area with recurring discretionary funding and resources that contribute to mental health and wellness.

About your moderator 🎤
Harar V.A. Hall (they/them) is a queer, Black, Jamaican-Canadian multidisciplinary creative and thinker raised in Tkaronto/Toronto and currently living, organizing, and creating in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. They are the co-founder and Lead Organiser of theMRKT. Their work as a facilitator and events curator has focused on carving out space for artistic expression, learning, healing, and the production of knowledge within marginalized communities that they are a part of. 

To learn more about Harar, visit /

About BMHC MTL 💜 
Black Mental Health Connections Montreal (BMHC MTL) is an alliance of organizations and individuals focused on the mental health and well-being of the English-speaking Black community in Montreal. We help our community by developing and offering services that spark bottom-up social change. 

Our mission is to use our collective experiences to empower members of Black communities by breaking mental health barriers and promoting healing through culturally competent education and innovative community care. Though focused on the Black community, BMHC MTL works to be anti-oppressive in all ways and in solidarity with all marginalized communities. 

About Vent Over Tea ☕ 
Vent Over Tea is a free active listening service in FR/EN based in Montréal that connects those who need to vent with an empathetic listener in a local café or virtually. To book a vent session or for more information, visit

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