Charity and Environment Clubs

Charity and Environment Clubs

Charity and Environment Clubs

Help fundraise for an international charity or learn how you can make the McGill campus more sustainable!

Borderless World Volunteers

Borderless World Volunteers is a registered Canadian charity with the mandate of empowering youths to lead development projects across the globe while contributing to the wellness of their local communities.

During the academic year, students identify grassroots organizations in developing countries in need of assistance and capacity building. Through a collaborative process, students help develop long-term, sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by the affiliated communities in which these organizations are based. Students then travel to implement these solutions in the summer, allowing for successful application of the knowledge and skills they learned.

The students’ expenses associated with these projects are financed by the charity through a multitude of fundraising events, including our annual flagship symposiums – the Global Development Forum and the International Food Festival. A portion of the charity’s proceeds also support members’ efforts in enhancing the quality of life of the homeless and underprivileged community in Montreal.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Borderless World Volunteers in their club constitution.

Daraja

Daraja, Kiswahili for “bridge”, is the alumni group for McGill University’s Canadian Field Studies in Africa program, which operates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. We maintain connections between a variety of groups that are consistently involved with the field study, and organize fundraisers and other initiatives to assist with projects run by these organizations.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Daraja in their club constitution.

Dream Corps McGIll Student’s Chapter

Dream Corps International is a social benefit organization dedicated to promoting reading among children in rural China by opening resourceful libraries and developing reading programs. Every summer we send volunteers to China to set up libraries, provide quality books, and run reading activities. At McGill, we hold various events to raise awarenesses of literacy and education of underprivileged children in China all year round. Stay tuned for our events and volunteer opportunities!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Dream Corps McGill Student’s Chapter in their club constitution.

Energy Association

The McGill Energy Association educates the McGill community about the energy industry and we also facilitate networking opportunities with industry professionals. Our events include speaker events, industry tours, panel discussions, and networking events with employers or past graduates. We differ from other energy-related clubs because our events focus on a really broad range of topics: everything from wind energy to geothermal energy to hydroelectric.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Energy Association in their club constitution.

McGill Students Campus Chapter for Women for Women International

Women for Women International is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing women survivors of war with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities.

Women who enroll in the one-year program are assisted with emotional support, learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They learn how to become leaders.

Our Women for Women International Campus Chapter raises funds and awareness to support Women for Women Internatioanl, and educates the campus community about the problem facing women survivors of war around the world.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Campus Chapter for Women for Women International in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of Heart 4 Heart

Heart 4 Heart is a student-run nonprofit organization driven by a mission to provide lifesaving surgeries for children in various developing countries born with congenital heart defects.

A key distinguishing aspect of Heart 4 Heart is that we operate on the basis of fundraising for one specific child at a time assigned to us by our partner, Gift of Life International. Therefore, every dollar raised is directly used to provide surgery through Gift of Life International’s surgical missions.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of Heart 4 Heart in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross

For over 150 years the Red Cross has devoted itself to the alleviation of human suffering around the world. Today, nearly 100 million volunteers and personnel uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement through their service.

As an officially affiliated student chapter, our club works to raise awareness of the Canadian Red Cross’ humanitarian and charitable initiatives, as well as fundraise for the Canadian Red Cross.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of War Child

We are McGill’s student chapter of the global charity known as War Child. We dedicate our time and efforts to help raise awareness to the presence of child soldiers across the world. Our organization is dedicated to help provide education, opportunities and justice to child soldiers in countries like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Uganda, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Darfur. Our typical events include speakers’ series, fundraisers, student outings, documentary or movie screenings, and bake sales in order to raise awareness about the ongoing issue and raise money to send to War Child Canada. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us, please email us!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of War Child in their club constitution.

McGill Students for CANFAR

CANFAR McGill is a charity club and we raise awareness and money for Canfar (Canadian Foundation for Aids Research). We host parties and bake sales to raise money, and participate in AIDs awareness week!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for CANFAR in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Education Beyond Borders (EBB)

Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. EBB works primarily, but not exclusively, in developing countries, in order to build self-reliance, health, and capacity.

McGill Students for Education Beyond Borders is a dedicated group of students interested in positive change through global education and collaboration. We support student development, community education, fund raising, and awareness campaigns, in our efforts to educate both the McGill and the Montreal communities about global education and the value of collaboration.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Education Beyond Borders (EBB) in their club constitution.

McGill Students for FIMRC (Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children)

FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs. Through its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships, FIMRC asserts a multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts and health education programs.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for FIMRC in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Greenpeace

McGill Students for Greenpeace is the first university-level chapter of Greenpeace International to be established in Canada. We promote environmental awareness and advocacy around campus and the greater Montreal community by working in direct collaboration with Greenpeace Canada. Our campaigns are related to renewable energy, the prevention of deforestation, defending ocean biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, and the protection of the arctic. Don’t miss out on the documentary screenings, seminars, conversations with activists, and public debates!

McGill Students for Make-a-Wish

The Make A Wish Foundation is a club dedicated to raising funds for Make A Wish Foundation Quebec, an organization dedicated to making the wishes of terminally ill children true! We aim to raise $10,000 every year to be able to fund a wish.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Make a Wish in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Right to Play

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the transformative power of sport and play to educate children in disadvantaged communities around the world.

We act as the official McGill student representatives, raising money and awareness through campus-wide initiatives to support Right To Play programming.

As the 2014-2015 SSMU Club of the Year Award winners, we succeeded in raising over $18,000 helping to enroll over 300 children in educational play programs for an entire year. Join our team and help us make a difference #FORTHEKIDS!

McGill Students for Save a Child’s Heart

Save a Child’s Heart is a student run McGill club that aims to raise funds and awareness for Save a Child’s Heart. Save A Child’s Heart is a humanitarian project based in Israel that provides life saving surgeries to underprivileged children with congenital heart disease, free of cost. As well, Save A Child’s Heart provides the resources to train doctors in the developing world to perform these surgeries on their own.

McGill Students for SACH seeks to raise funds and awareness through various events on and off campus.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Save a Child’s Heart in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Think Pink

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide, with one in nine women expected to be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. We are McGill Students for Think Pink, a student run organization, affiliated with The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, Breast Cancer Action Quebec, as well as others, to provide students at McGill and the wider Montreal community with the opportunity to learn more about the issue at hand and contribute to research and patient support. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@thinkpink.mcgill) for weekly updates!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for Think Pink in their club constitution.

McGill Students for UNICEF

McGill Students for UNICEF is a student organization at McGill that raises awareness and funds for UNICEF Canada (http://www.unicef.ca/) through our campus events and campaigns. Unicef is impartial, neutral and independent. As such, it is entirely privately funded and has no political or ideological motives. Unicef helps children and mothers care for their children.

McGill Students for Unicef is an important contributor to Unicef’s budget, raising over $16,000 in the 2014-2015 school year. Our goal is to raise funds and awareness for children’s issues in innovative and engaging ways that promote community on campus and globally. If you are interested in making a difference, gaining some valuable experience, and meeting new people, then join along. Everyone is welcome!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for UNICEF in their club constitution.

McGill Students for World Vision

McGill Students for World Vision is founded with the mission to help achieve the goals set by World Vision—a humanitarian charity organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities worldwide. We set out to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice, and we are determined to improve the lives of all poor children and families regardless of religion, race, ethnicity and gender.

Our key activities include fundraising, advocacy, and education within the McGill community. In order to promote awareness on-campus and student participation, for both international and Canadian World Vision programs, we hold both large-scale events in collaboration with other on-campus clubs, and smaller events like coffeehouses and movie nights.

All of us here at World Vision McGill are driven by the strong urge to make a difference in the world. It is a pleasure to have you on board; let’s work together to have our voices heard!

Learn more about the McGill Students for World Vision’s mandate and structure in their club constitution.

McGill Students’ Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

The McGill Students for the Cancer Society (MSCS) is a student group working towards raising money for the cancer research and raising awareness surrounding cancer. We are Montreal’s official Relay for Life held annually in January along with events such as Luminaries and Rock for the Cure.

Check out our Facebook page & shoot us a message if you have any questions!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for the Cancer Society in their club constitution.

Peace Treats

Peace Treats is McGill’s Cupcake Club. We bake vegan cupcakes for other clubs and organizations for their fundraisers and events, charging them a low price of 75 cents per cupcake. We also hold our own bake sales and baking workshops in order to raise money for the Little Footprints, Big Steps, a nonprofit organization that aids abused children in Haiti. Ultimately, we provide vegan and non-vegan options for the McGill community and provide our members with the tools necessary to bake with us. Combining our passions for baking and donating to worthy causes is what Peace Treats is all about.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Peace Treats in their club constitution.

SynesthASIA

SynesthASIA is a student-run organization that puts on a sophisticated and intricately choreographed fashion show each year. This show is dedicated to raising funds for sustainable development and poverty alleviation projects throughout Asia. SynesthASIA is a play on words of the word “synesthesia”, which is a neurological phenomenon that results in a blurring of the senses. In this sense, SynesthASIA is meant to be a fashion show that stimulates the senses in a blend of charity, fashion, art, and dance.

World University Services Canada (WUSC)

WUSC is a national NGO dedicated to youth education and empowerment. Our McGill local committee runs the Student Refugee Program, which helps refugee students get access to higher education by studying at McGill.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of World University Services Canada (WUSC) in their club constitution.