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Humanitarian activities

Les Auberges du cœur

Les Auberges du cœur logo

The ACDQ encourages its members to become involved in humanitarian activities in their community and supports them in these endeavours. That is why it calls on them to provide free care to Auberges du cœur residents, young people without access to public or private dental care as a result of their living conditions.

The Auberges du cœur are community organizations that provide accommodation to young people aged 12 to 30 who are in difficult situations. Twenty-nine hostels located in 10 different regions of Quebec offer a place to stay and assistance from qualified personnel 365 days a year. In addition to receiving food and board, the young people receive training in civics and managing daily life. They are also prepared for their return to family life or living in their own home, receive information, orientation and referrals, and participate in activities designed to encourage them to go back to school or enter the job market. For over 40 years, these youth hostels have helped rebuild lives. But to do so, they need generous donors.

In 2020, participating dentists treated 41 young people aged 14 to 30 free of charge. The dental care provided over the course of more than 100 visits was valued at over $39,000.

Dentistes Sans Frontières

Dentistes Sans Frontières logo

Since 1999, the ACDQ has teamed up with Dentistes Sans Frontières to provide dental care to poor communities in developing countries and enable project volunteers to experience international cooperation.

Dentistes sans frontières projects require volunteers who will donate their time and expertise on location, while local partners recruit the patients and provide the work site.

For more information:

Phone: 450 659-7717
[email protected]

Street Youth Dental Clinic

The ACDQ provides financial support to the Street Youth Dental Clinic that is attached to the CSSS Jeanne-Mance, whose purpose is to provide dental care to young people living on the street.

Students from the Université de Montréal, under the direction of Dr. Denys Ruel, developed this project, which has so far provided treatments to more than 1,000 young people.

This highly commendable initiative has been frequently praised by the Government of Quebec, the Canadian Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Outreach Program

The McGill Mobile Outreach Clinic is a non-profit program run by volunteer dentists, McGill dental students and volunteer support staff. We work with community groups and agencies on the island of Montreal to provide free dental care to vulnerable populations.

We provide basic dental care to over 300 patients per year through our mobile clinics at partner agency locations and follow-up clinics at our new location, 2001 McGill College Avenue.

Our program is made possible through support and private donations from alumni and donors. This support allows us to purchase the necessary equipment for our clinics. We also receive assistance from certain suppliers of dental equipment. In addition, our students organize annual fundraising activities.

The ACDQ is proud to support the Outreach Program Gala as well as the Run for Outreach.