Project Genesis’ drop-in Storefront offers free-of-charge, confidential help in areas such as housing, welfare, pensions, and family allowances (please see the full list below). Our services are available to everyone; for example, we do not refuse service based on immigration status, age, religion, country of origin, neighbourhood in which you live, income or housing situation.
We provide information to help people understand their legal rights and responsibilities. We also offer different types of assistance to ensure that people’s rights are respected and that they have access to the benefits and services for which they are eligible.
We offer a walk-in service with trained volunteers supervised by experienced and knowledgeable staff. We also provide information by telephone. In some cases, we are able to provide services in languages other than English and French; please call for more details.
Through the situations we see, we gain valuable insight on how social policies affect people’s day-to-day lives, which in turn informs Project Genesis’ community organizing work.
The Storefront is a drop-in centre; you do not need an appointment. People are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, so waits are sometimes long and we cannot predict waiting times in advance. Please come at least 2 hours before the end time each day, and bring any pertinent documents with you.
We close during national and certain other holidays, and occasionally for administrative purposes. Click to check our closing days, or call us at 514-738-2036 to verify that we are open before coming.
If you wish to receive information by telephone, please call Project Genesis at 514-738-2036 and ask to speak with an advisor.
Areas of intervention
We provide legal information, advocacy and support in the areas below. Click on each area to see common examples of what we do. For other areas, we may be able to refer to other resources. If you are unsure if we help with a particular issue or have questions about our services, feel free to call and ask. You may also find answers to your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Explain rights and obligations of landlords and tenants
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