Our impact comes from the brilliant projects we’ve supported.

16 projects incubated, 5+ awards, an article in MacLeans, 10 community partners, 4 academic presentations/publications articles, and 5 institutional partners reflect our team’s passion. The stories of those we’ve supported reflect our true impact.

Monthly Dignity

Monthly Dignity, the winner of a 2019 Forces Avenir Award, is combating period poverty by providing menstrual hygiene products to menstruators in precarious situations across Montreal. They work with companies to divert period products that aren’t being sold from the landfill to shelters and other community partners. They’ve diverted almost 200,000 period products to ~20 community partners across Montreal.

1

Forces Avenir Award

19

Community Partners

200,000

Period Products Delivered

Art for Elderly

Art for Elderly organizes free art sessions for elderly Chinese populations. We create art educational videos with French and English language instruction components catered towards immigrant populations. Our goals are to decrease social isolation Our efforts are geared towards promoting mental health in a vulnerable population that is now even more vulnerable due to COVID.

108

Paintings

50

Vocabulary Terms

20

Sessions

CIME

Collaboration Interprofessionnelle Montréalaise Étudiante (CIME), the winner of a 2020 Forces Avenir Award, is eliminating healthcare gaps for asylum seekers in Montréal through health promotion workshops, health navigation consultations and student screening clinics.

1

Forces Avenir Award

6

Community Partners

1,490

People Reached

Past Projects

Medical Herstory

Medical Herstory is an international not-for-profit organization eliminating sexism, shame, and stigma from health experiences through medical education, patient advocacy, and undoing stigma.

Care Through Tech

The Care Through Tech initiative is a used technology drive hoping to supply technology to vulnerable populations, such as people living in isolation centers, sheltered homes, & subsidized housing.

CATCH (Community Ambassadors to Conquer HPV)

CATCH aims to increase access to HPV vaccination, sexually-transmitted infections screening and education on safe sex practices.

+Care

In partnership with ACCM, the +Care team is developing a simple, accessible online module providing education & strategies to reduce discrimination and stigma experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS in the healthcare setting.

MPER (MSS Peds ER Project)

The MSS Peds ER project is an outreach group aimed at guiding parents (especially newcomers) through the Quebec healthcare system and by educating them on a few common pediatric conditions so they can use the available resources wisely.

SYBS (Supporting Young Black Students)

SYBS aims to advance diversity in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences by offering a mentorship program to encourage Black high school students to consider careers in healthcare and workshops to provide Black youth with hands-on experience in health sciences.

Art for Elderly

Art for Elderly organizes free art sessions for elderly Chinese populations. We create art educational videos with French and English language instruction components catered towards immigrant populations. Our goals are to decrease social isolation by 1) providing a platform that like-minded individuals can socialize in, 2) help individuals develop new skills/hobbies, and 3) provide language instruction to help integration into the community. Our efforts are geared towards promoting mental health in a vulnerable population that is now even more vulnerable due to COVID.

CPSN (Canadian Peer Support Network)

The Canadian Peer Support Network (CPSN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental well-being of Canadian young adults by empowering them to effectively support one another.

Logifem Occupational Therapy Project

This team of Occupational Therapy students developed an activity booklet with instructions for socially-distant and meaningful fitness, recreational, and arts and crafts activities and a monthly activity schedule for women in difficulty and their children sheltered at Logifem during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Articles

Canadian Medical Education Journal

The Community Health and Social Medicine...

The Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) Incubator is a social impact venture that gives medical and other health care...

Maclean’s

Canada’s Top Medical Doctoral University 2021

McGill’s Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) Incubator, now in its fourth year, offers medical students...

Top Recovery Projects

Community Health and Social Medicine...

CHASM was founded by McGill medical students in 2017 to improve the health outcomes of local, historically marginalized communities.

Community Campus Exchange Report

Inaugural Community-Campus Report

At CHASM, we recognize that relationships build communities. Nonprofit organizations, programs, and individuals have long been...

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