Who We Support
The Action Centre
The Action Centre Foundation has merged with the Habilitas Foundation. This partnership will help strengthen and ensure the continuity and growth of essential programming to meet the needs of Action Centre members. The Action Centre welcomes adults who have one or more physical disabilities. The Action Centre’s services aim to integrate members into their community, help them contribute to the best of their ability, and have a sense of pride and accomplishment in what they do.
For more than 65 years, Camp Massawippi has provided the ultimate summer sleepaway experience for 150+ children and youth with physical disabilities. This unique summer camp offers that rare opportunity to get out of the city, make new friends, savor nature, discover their independence – and enjoy summer as a child should be able to.
To safeguard the heath and safety of its campers and staff, Camp Massawippi has decided to pause its operations until further notice. We will keep you posted with any new developments. In the meantime we are pleased to be moving ahead with our Campaign for the Dining Hall – for more information or to donate, please click here.
Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
The Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre is the result of a merger in 2016 between the MAB-Mackay and Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centres. With its extensive history and experience, Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay is a leader in the Montreal community, caring for people of all ages with motor impairments (limiting their mobility and motor function) or communication disorders, visual impairments, or deaf or hard of hearing. Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay is the only rehabilitation centre in Montreal that serves children and adults in the four areas of physical impairment.
The Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre serves more than 7,000 people each year, at their three facilities, as well as in the homes, daycares, school setting, and work place of the clients. The comprehensive range of programs help individuals to reintegrate into the community and ultimately gain a better quality of life.
THE QUEBEC FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND
The Quebec Federation of the Blind or QFB is a non-profit organization based at the Lethbridge Layton Mackay Institute at the MAB site. The members of the QFB are clients of the LLMRC are either all visually impaired or blind persons.
Education can be a challenge for children with physical disabilities, as mainstream schools are simply not equipped to support their needs. The Mackay Centre School and Philip E. Layton School offer safe, caring environments that empower children to achieve their maximum potential with a curriculum that is dynamic and responsive to their needs. These adapted schools provide a seamless marriage between education and physical habilitation that is unique in North America. The schools serve more than 150 children between the ages of 4 and 21 years old, with a variety of physical disabilities. This truly special program recognizes the inner potential of each child, and helps them to develop into happy and confident adults.
THE CHEERIO CLUB
The Cheerio Club is a seasonal/weekly activity, offering blind and visually impaired seniors or persons with a geriatric profile, the opportunity to develop new friendships and to socialize with others who share similar interests and concerns.