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 was founded to provide a link between university students and local development organizations in developing countries. During the academic year, students identify organizations in developing countries who are in need of assistance and capacity building. Throughout the academic year, students work closely with the organization to understand their issues and co-develop solutions. In the summer, the students travel to work with the organization to implement the project. An important aspect of this field work is ensuring that the skills learned and programs implemented are successfully transferred to the organization to ensure its long term sustainability. By enabling students to have applied learning, we endeavour to build the next generation of leaders in global development.

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.

Fit For a Cause

Our mission is two-fold: first, to provide affordable opportunities for people to exercise and improve their health; second, to help local disadvantaged youth to take part in sports and physical activity, using the donations we collect from participants.

McGill Student Chapter for Dream Corps

Dream Corps is an organization dedicated to promoting reading among children in rural China by building libraries and developing reading programs. Each 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 funds and awareness of literacy and education of underprivileged children in China. Stay tuned for our events and volunteer opportunities!

McGill Students Chapter of Heart 4 Heart

Heart 4 Heart is a student-run non-profit organization founded here at McGill University, with chapters all over North America. We help provide life-saving surgeries for children facing congenital heart defects. What sets Heart 4 Heart apart is the fact that we raise for one specific child at a time, making the fundraising process personal and specific.

McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross

The MSCCRC is a non-profit organization supporting the mandate of our parent organization, the Canadian Red Cross, through humanitarian initiatives.

McGill Students Chapter of War Child

We are the McGill University student’s chapter of the global charity known as War Child. We dedicate our time and efforts to help raise awareness of the presence of child soldiers across the world. Our organization is dedicated to helping provide education, opportunities and justice to child soldiers in countries like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Uganda, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Darfur.

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

At FIMRC McGill, we work towards helping local people in need as well as fundraising for trips abroad. Throughout the school year, we take part in many different fundraising events. With the money we raise, we fund projects across countries in need. We also help locally, volunteering at homeless shelters every week. Any McGill student is welcome to join on Fridays as we cook, socialize, and spend time with the less fortunate of Montreal. Come join us at FIMRC McGill!

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 McGill Students for Make-A-Wish 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 and raise awareness for the organization.

McGill Students for Public Health

The Student Association for Medical Aid (SAMA) was founded by ten McGill University medical students in 1995 with the goal of establishing a student organization that would promote humanitarian aid, both in Montreal and abroad. The result is a growing organization at McGill that has extended to include students from various faculties. Always working in partnerships with local contacts, SAMA has carried out projects in Haiti, Croatia, Armenia, Vietnam, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Panama, the Philippines and Ethiopia.

McGill Students for Right to Play

We are the official university representatives of Right To Play at McGill University. The role of the student ambassadors is to raise awareness and to organize fundraising events in support of Right To Play. Specifically, McGill Students for Right To Play works within the student community to fundraise and spread awareness of the foundation. In the Fall of 2006, a few students shared Right To Play’s belief in harnessing the power of sport for development and peace around the world and since becoming established we have developed into a successful and popular club at McGill. We plan athletic as well as social events in order to raise money for the international Right To Play organization and to expose the McGill community to a worthy cause. Not only are we aiming to raise more funds for Right To Play, but we are also striving to create a greater sense of awareness for the organization at McGill and strengthen our network by expanding into the Montreal community.

McGill Students for Save a Child’s Heart (SACH)

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) 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 the McGill Students for Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) 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. McGill Students for Think Pink works to raise funds for organizations such as the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Action Quebec to contribute to research, screening and prevention, and survivor support. We organize various fun and informative events on campus and provide students and the wider Montreal community with opportunities to learn more about the issue and experiences of those it touches.

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McGill Students for UNICEF

McGill Students for UNICEF is a student organization at McGill that raises awareness and funds for UNICEF Canada 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 tens of thousands of dollars over the past five years. 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!

McGill Students for World Vision

McGill Students for World Vision is a McGill chapter under World Vision Canada. WV works for the sustained well-being of children, especially in vulnerable spaces, namely in developing countries. In McGill chapter, we not only raise funds for the causes of World Vision McGill but also raise awareness among student body at McGill, and in addition we offer volunteering opportunities at the local level.

McGill Students’ Cancer Society’s (MSCS) – Relay for Life

The McGill Student Cancer Society is an on-campus club that works directly with the Canadian Cancer Society to educate students on different aspects of cancer and cancer research. While the group does host a handful of smaller events throughout the year, most of our time and energy is spent organizing our primary fundraiser, the Relay for Life, in January.


MealCare is a group of students dedicated to reducing food waste and food insecurity across Canada. In Montreal, the McGill Chapter collects and redistributes surplus edible food to homeless shelters and soup kitchens in our local community. Through our partnerships, we are able to divert food away from the landfill and work towards a more sustainable food system.

Parks Canada Campus Club

Are you yearning explore National Parks inside and out of Montreal? Do you want to learn more about the history of Quebec and Canada? Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Do you want to meet people who also love the outdoors? McGill Parks Canada Campus Club is a student-lead group that explores the National Parks and National Historic Sites the greater Quebec region has to offer! Our trips, events, and meetings focus on exploring outdoor and public spaces, conservation, and cultural excursions. We typically host weekend camping trips outside of Montreal each semester, as well as shorter day trips and meetings throughout the semester.

f you have any questions or want to get involved, email us at We’d love to have you join us!

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 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.

Through Their Eyes

We strive to care for Orphaned Children through spreading awareness about their struggles and raising funds for their well being at McGill & we hope the host the comprehensive conference on social involvement on the McGill campus that helps students prioritize their ‘Giving’.

World University Services Canada (WUSC)

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization that partners with universities across the country in order to achieve its goals of increasing youth education, empowerment, and economic opportunity. The WUSC McGill local committee focuses primarily on the WUSC Student Refugee Program (SRP). Through this program each year students from different refugee situations come to Canada to become residents and to continue their studies. The students of the local committee are in charge of meeting these students at the airport, helping them settle in, and generally ensuring that their first year at McGill, and the years that follow, go as smoothly as possible. Aside from the SRP program, the local committee also hosts talks and bake sales to raise awareness of, and money for, other WUSC programs such as their sustainability initiatives and their efforts to improve women’s access to education.