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 founded in 2003 with the goal of helping undergraduate university students lead development projects across the globe while contributing to the wellness of their own local communities. Borderless World Volunteers was founded to provide a link between university students and local development organizations in developing countries.

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Energy Association

The MEA focuses on bringing the McGill community stimulating events regarding climate change and the energy transition to increase awareness and conversation. Our team of passionate students works every day to make navigating our increasingly complex world a bit easier. The McGill Energy Journal is our editorial arm where a strong team of editors and writers produce content to provide further information and insight.

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ESG McGill

Open to all students, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) McGill is focused on improving members’ financial literacy skills while exploring how market-based solutions can help mitigate social and climate issues. We are an environmentally oriented business club seeking diverse points of view from all perspectives. Through educational reporting, networking opportunities, and speaker events, our club seeks to promote the emerging sphere of ESG on campus

We’re interested in your financial future, and the future of the planet!

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Fit For a Cause

Fit For A Cause (FFAC) is a student-run charity fitness program in which fitness instructors volunteer their services teaching fitness classes whilst collecting donations for charity. In order for participants to take part in the fitness classes, we ask for a minimum donation of $2.00 per class. All proceeds that FFAC raises will be donated to an organization of choice, determined by the end of each semester. This semester we are exploring virtual operations and alternative activities to our traditional physical classes, due to COVID.

Girls For Ghana

Girls for Ghana is a student-run club with the main goal of fundraising on behalf of the Create Change Foundation. The Create Change Foundation is a registered Canadian non-profit that focuses on empowering girls in Ghana through education and leadership, allowing them to help their families and communities out of poverty. Their mission is to lead a self-sufficient model of charity that is run by empowered youth. We host various fundraisers throughout the year, as well as guest speaker panels and social events. This club is a safe space for all McGill students to learn more about the importance of women’s education, gain leadership experience, and help grant others the same opportunities that we are so privileged to have. If you have questions or want to get involved send us an email at girlsforghana@ssmu.ca or follow us on Instagram @girlsforghanamcgill!

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Local Committee for the World University Services of Canada (WUSC) at McGill University

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a non-profit international development organization that works to improve education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world. Since 1986, McGill and the student-led Local Committee have welcomed more than 59 former refugees through WUSC with 15 scholars still present. Thanks to a twice-annual student levy, we have been able to sponsor a number of scholars and hope to continue in the coming years. We welcome you to explore how WUSC McGill operates on campus as we continue to support youth to youth mentorship through various social and educational events.

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McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross

The McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross is an officially-affiliated student chapter of the Canadian Red Cross. The objectives of our club are to hold events to raise awareness of the humanitarian and charitable initiative of the Canadian Red Cross, to raise funds in support of the Canadian Red Cross, and to provide interested students with information about how they can get involved with Canadian Red Cross initiative.

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McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation

Our group works on educating and spreading awareness about concussions within the Montreal community as well as providing support for those recovering from mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions. We educate through workshops and presentations and provide support through providing resources as well as offering a support group that meets twice a week.

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!

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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. Our campaigns are related to sustainable habits and practices around consumption, food, waste, and resource-use, as well as increasing awareness of global environmental challenges. Follow our Instagram to find out more about our many events and initiatives!

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McGill Students for Heart 4 Heart

Heart4Heart is a non-profit organization that raises money to fund surgeries for children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) in developing countries. CHD is the leading birth defect worldwide, and children with CHD who cannot afford treatment often face a death sentence. At Heart4Heart, we work on a one-child basis to fund one surgery at a time. We also aim to raise awareness in the McGill community about congenital heart disease and the social disparity in healthcare, hoping to bridge the gap in access to medical treatment.

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McGill Students for Make-A-Wish

McGill Students for Make-a-Wish is a chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation located at McGill University. Throughout the year, we organize various events, both social and athletic to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Quebec. Our mission is to adopt one child’s wish every year as well as to raise awareness to the student body about this great cause. Last year we met this goal.

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 Think Pink

Think Pink aims to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research by hosting informative workshops and fun events.

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McGill Students for UNICEF

McGill Students for UNICEF (MSFU) is a chapter for UNICEF on Campus Canada.

​We work towards raising funds and awareness for a different crisis emergency fund every year.

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McGill Students for Wildlife Conservation

McGill Students for Wildlife Conservation aims to create events, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities that provide McGill students with hands-on experience in local conservation efforts. It places an emphasis on localized conservation techniques to secure the future of healthy ecosystems. This involves working hand-in-hand with human lives that shape natural environments to create a thriving community for all plants and animals within these ecosystems. Canada has a unique set of environmental issues in the face of the unprecedented climate crisis; including arctic warming, marine and freshwater pollution, and threats to biodiversity. Our club has the opportunity to mobilize students to engage with our local urban ecology that serves our downtown campus. With this, McGill Students for Wildlife Conservation has a mandate to protect and conserve habitats and populations of the world’s vulnerable species, placing an emphasis on rectifying threats to our local environment.

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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 in these communities, and we are determined to improve the lives of all disadvantaged 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 in both international and Canadian World Vision programs.

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

The McGill Students’ Cancer Society (MSCS) is a student-led group dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by cancer. By organizing fundraising campaigns, raising awareness, and of course planning our annual Relay For Life, the MSCS contributes to funding life-saving cancer research and patient support programs provided by the Canadian Cancer Society. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, but then again, so can you.

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MealCare

MealCare McGill is one of 7 of MealCare’s operating chapters across Canada. Find out more about each chapter here: https://www.mealcare.org/team. At McGill, MealCare involves our Executive Team as well as our food donors, volunteers, and recipients. Beyond our Executive Team, MealCare includes cafeteria chefs, café employees, Drivesafe and student volunteers that work towards fulfilling our mission.

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Nazun (Challah for Hunger)

Nazun (formerly Challah for Hunger) is a student-run initiative that fundraises for food insecurity causes through selling challah on campus. We do events to raise awareness of various social action causes, educate on Jewish events, and make food in a supportive and energetic environment.

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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. If you have any questions or want to get involved, email us at mcgillcampusclub@gmail.com. We’d love to have you join us!

She’s the First

We are a community of passionate McGill University students working on campus to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education worldwide.

In partnership with the central organization, She’s the First, STF McGill helps provide support and funding to a network of grassroots education organizations in low-income countries – improving outcomes for girls with a sustainable and holistic approach.

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SimplyDonate

SimplyDonate is a nonprofit organization that aims to facilitate the collection of items to be delivered to shelters and people in need.
We have collected over 11,000 lbs of clothing since the organization’s founding in June 2016!

By conducting clothing drives throughout the year, raising awareness on campus about reducing clothing waste, and delivering donations to charities and local donation centres, we seek to institute positive change within our community, as well as provide opportunities to McGill students to volunteer with us and make a difference.

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Student’s Association for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. Canada has one of the highest prevalence rates of MS, which mostly affects the young adult demographic. This same age group is the one that is found in the McGill student community. Currently, there are very few associations that raise awareness for this prevalent disease. For this reason, SAMS aims to increase awareness and fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis through various events and programs.

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Synesthesia

Synesthesia (formerly known as SynesthASIA) is a fashion for charity club based in Montreal and is inspired by its namesake – the neurological blending of cross-wired senses. In this regard, Synesthesia’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Charity Fashion Show, stimulates the senses in a blend of charity, fashion, art, and music. Synesthesia sets itself apart from other philanthropic initiatives at McGill with its unique cosmopolitan approach and dedication to excellence in fashion. Montreal’s up-and-coming multicultural creative scene inspires Synesthesia’s artistic vision. We aim to celebrate fashion by admiring the work of dedicated local designers that we feature in our annual Charity Fashion Show. Since its inception, Synesthesia has raised for $50,000 for multiple charities.

The Refugee Centre McGill Chapter

Montreal is a city full of diversity, made of people from all over the world like refugees and migrants. We aim to provide a sustainable structure of integration for refugees and migrants in McGill as well as to offer support for students and their families by creating frameworks for socializing and building a community within McGill as well as the wider Montreal community. We also aim to promote the education of the student body and the public on refugee and migrant issues and ways to productively support and advocate for refugees and migrants.

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The Sustainable Fashion Podcast Club

Through Their Eyes

Through Their Eyes is a student organization on the McGill campus that is passionate about raising awareness about the plight of orphans all around the world. Over the past few years, we have focused on sponsoring children’s education and everyday living through both consistent regular donors as well as fundraising events. Furthermore, we bring to light some issues that orphaned youth around the world are facing and provide a simple and effective avenue for individuals to show support.