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NOVA West Island is a volunteer-driven organization. Without their commitment our services would not exist. That's why we are proud to count on more than 185 active volunteers in our different programs.

If you wish to be part of our big family and make a difference in our community, here is an overview of the different opportunities:​

  • Palliative care at home
    Visit people living with cancer or ALS in their homes to ensure friendly contact and provide respite for caregivers. Time required: depending on volunteer availabilities and client needs. Training is offered.


  • Transportation
    Drive people living with cancer or in palliative stage to their treatments and medical appointments in the Montreal hospitals. Time required: according to volunteer availabilities. Reimbursement of fuel costs.


  • Senior Activity Program
    Assist the coordinator during day activities, prepare dinner or entertain guests with music/songs or/and become a "pen pal" through phone or virtual contacts. Time required: Once a week or once a month for cooks or musicians.


  • NOVA Activities
    Help us by volunteering at our annual Fundraising events, community events or third-party events. Please contact Louise Boissonneault at ext. 212.


  • Thrift Shops for NOVA
    These stores are operated by volunteers under the name of "Ste-Anne Volunteer Health Support Foundation". They play an essential role in the daily operation of their 5 stores and their tasks vary. For more information on becoming a volunteer, you can contact them at 514-457-1642 or by email at

For more information on volunteer opportunities at NOVA West Island, please consult this Volunteer Opportunities sheet.



NOVA West Island is privileged to have individuals, associations, businesses and community partners organize fundraising activities to support our cause.

Over the years hundreds of community events have been conducted by third parties, including sporting, art & cultural, shopping and leisure activities.

No event is too small! We appreciate your support and we will be happy to provide you with our logo and all the information required to plan your activity. Our community network will also help promote your event.

If you have an idea for an activity, we would love to know! Contact Louise Boissonneault at ext. 212 or by email at

This gesture is indispensable for NOVA West Island and we thank you for thinking of us!



Thanks to the financial support of individuals, foundations, corporations, community organizations and municipalities, NOVA West Island continues to offer palliative, cancer and ALS care, as well as access to all our programs and services that meet the needs of vulnerable people in our community.

It is important to know that we are not a government organization and we do not receive any federal or provincial funding, except for financial contributions from the “SAB - Soutien à l’Action Bénévole” program.  Luckily, our well-rooted reputation and community partnerships guarantee the sustainability of our healthcare organization, the retention of highly qualified and motivated staff and volunteers.


As we experience and anticipate the growing need for our services, we are looking for like-minded partners to work with us to build trustworthy and supportive relationships by responding to the needs identified by the community itself.


NOVA West Island would be honored to become one of your partners in improving the quality of life for residents of the West Island. If you want to help us improve the quality, capacity and accessibility to care for the underserved populations, whether through grants or donations (monetary/services/products) or by sponsoring one of our annual events, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available for informal discussions as well as formal presentations.


We thank all our donors who have supported us for so many years and look forward to building new relationships!

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