Situation – Migration in connection with the war in Ukraine

The government of Quebec, clarified the State of the situation the reception measures and this as soon as they arrive at the airport of Montreal.
  •  Temporary accommodation
  • Assistance in finding permanent accommodation and support for settling in
  • Financial assistance of last resort
  • Pre-school education and primary and secondary education
  • Complete coverage of the Quebec health insurance plan which gives access to the services offered by the health and social services network.
  • The tax credit for childcare expenses
  • Employment measures and services
  • French lessons
  • Integration services

For more information on the AVUCU set up by the federal government, visit the following web page:

In order to channel expressions of solidarity and requests for information, the Ministry has posted a web page with links to the appropriate resources:

A hotline has also been set up to answer questions about people affected by the situation in Ukraine, people can call at the following numbers:

The current local dimension regarding international migration movements, due to the war in Ukraine are making great strides. Since March 24, 2022, Montreal has been mobilizing and has just opened its doors to welcome asylum seekers and migrants fleeing the persecution of war.

The Ministry of Immigration will set up a reception and information kiosk for temporary accommodation, and support these people in their language.

The Government of Quebec is also working to define a basket of services, which would be offered to Ukrainian nationals who arrive with an AVUCU, with or without a work permit. In addition to services offered by designated partner organizations, these individuals may be eligible for the following services:
  • Montréal Area: 514 789-1866

  • Elsewhere in Quebec (free of charge) : 1 833 556-1866

  • Elsewhere in Quebec (free of charge) : + 15147891866


Finally, the Center for Solidarity and Engaged Women remains at your entire disposal for moral and psychological support in all circumstances…

MARCH 8TH 2022

was marked by an intense day at the Women’s Center, where we celebrated International Women’s Rights Day together.

This year again, the fight is all the more feminist in the future in Quebec, as in the world in the themes of abundance and also to break certain prejudices to free us from stereotypes and discrimination. This is also the theme this year of the United Nations which is based on gender equality for a sustainable future.

Regarding the status of women, the general theme is to recognize the economic and social power of women. For Canada, the theme is: Inspiration in the Feminine. Finally, for the Quebec collective on March 8, is the Feminist Future.

Indeed, many themes exist and have been discussed in the world, with the sole objective of celebrating our achievements and fighting for a better future.

A most singular CONFERENCE was presented by Me Marguerita Morsella, (Family Lawyer at the Bar of Montreal), wondered: And if women guided the world? The world would be less at war, in our lives…. Due to the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the disease that currently mark our existence.

Another crucial question addressed, Is the future or will it be feminist? Me Marguerita Morsella, answers it with difficulty this time, in particular, on the possible consequences to come, but affirms that YES, the future will have to be.

It is also true, according to her, that the more women there are present in the instances of power, the better our world will be in avoiding certain catastrophes. Women are a real driver of future changes. They give life.

Optimism has taken a hit during the pandemic and the war in Ukraine does not encourage our expectations.

However, it is during the worst moments in history that ideals come alive, that resilience, perseverance and the struggle of women will triumph in a feminist future.

What happened at the CFSE Center in winter 2021?

During the month of December 2021, Quebec ended the year with certain difficulties linked to covid 19 (an unexpected increase in covid cases in the last fortnight of December) and by the events of the 12 days of action, major events, to raise awareness and denounce feminicides in Quebec, without forgetting the other commemorations of December 6, 2021.

Miraculously, since the start of 2022, a breath of hope has been creeping in and looming on the horizon in Canada, in terms of the pandemic, (since the whole country has begun its deconfinement, with an action plan government still on the rise in this month of March). As for this exceptional international day, where Women’s Day has been celebrated every March 8 since 1977.

A unique opportunity to once again focus on women, on their rights, their freedoms, their struggles, their fights and their optimism, and resolutions in a more feminist future (According to the poster of this international day of March 8). As a reminder, within the CFSE there have also been many changes, including a change of team.

We come to inform you of the arrival of Cynthia-Ann and Souhir since the beginning of March 2022. Souhir Saber is Project Agent and Cynthia-Ann Sardou will now be in the Communications and Development Department of the Center des Femmes Solidaires et Engagées. We welcome them!


We warmly thank Mariam and Marion for having contributed with our team for several months, in 2021,

One for communications and the other for interventions with women. We wish them good luck for the rest of the events to come.