Old Brewery Mission

Social Service


Founded in 1889, the Old Brewery Mission is the largest resource in Quebec for homeless men and among the largest in Canada for homeless women. We provide a range of programs and services at the forefront of the pursuit to end chronic homelessness. These include enhanced emergency services, physical and mental health programs, psychosocial support services and affordable housing, as well as research and public awareness initiatives that contribute to a better understanding of homelessness as a solvable social problem.


Our Impact

For over 130 years, the Old Brewery Mission has served as a safe sanctuary and beacon of hope to Montreal’s homeless men and women. Last year, we served 295,000 meals, and provided emergency, housing and counselling services to 536 homeless women. We helped 791 people who were homeless for the first time quickly get back on their feet thanks to our residential assessment and referral program. Throughout the winter, our shuttle service made over 26,000 trips to overnight shelters, ensuring that homeless men and women had a warm place to sleep. A full 96% of previously homeless people who participated in our housing programs have reintegrated into the community.

In 2020, Charity Intelligence listed the Old Brewery Mission among the Top 100 Charities in Canada, awarding it a 5-star rating and citing our transparency and demonstrated impact. They noted that 83% of every dollar donated to the Old Brewery Mission went to frontline operations and services.

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Legal Name

Old Brewery Mission Foundation

Charity Number

89201 3608 RR0001

How your gift will be used

A legacy gift has the potential to change the lives of thousands of Montreal’s homeless men and women by helping them to reintegrate into the community. It is possible to end chronic homeless. A gift in Will is a generous and profound act that will allow us to continue our vital work of rebuilding lives. It ensures that your values live on, and that homeless men and women can reclaim their rightful place in our society.

This is the cause that my family and I care very deeply about. I was even baptized at the same church as the Mission’s founders. My interest in the Old Brewery Mission dates back to my teenage years, when my parents were donors and supporters of the Mission.

Now, I’m so proud of everything you’ve accomplished.

Miriam Tees, a donor for over 25 years has chosen to make a gift in WILL.


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