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Ricochet’s Mission and goals


Ricochet is committed to developing and offering housing and support solutions for people experiencing residential instability in the West Island and surrounding areas.


Our goals: 

  • Establish, operate and maintain one or more housing projects, including emergency and short-term shelters, for beneficiaries with low or modest incomes in order to promote their social reintegration.​

  • Offer residential units for rent to beneficiaries with low or modest incomes.

  • Treat and prevent the conditions from which beneficiaries suffer and promote their social integration by supporting them in a process of empowerment, and by providing personalized psychosocial support, a referral and support service as well as the essential elements to life such as food, furniture and clothing as needed.

  • Receive donations, legacies and other contributions of the same nature in money, securities or real estate, administer such gifts, legacies and contributions; organize fundraising campaigns to raise funds for charitable purposes.

  • The whole cannot constitute an establishment within the meaning of the law on health services and social services.



Ricochet has been incorporated since August 29, 2017 and obtained its charitable number from the Canada Revenue Agency on May 9, 2019. Ricochet is an organization recognized by the Politique de reconnaissance et de soutien aux OBNL de la Ville de Montréal.

Ricochet is a project born from the desire of Action Jeunesse de l'Ouest-de-l'Île (AJOI) to create a resource that can meet the needs of people who find themselves in a precarious housing situation.

To find out more about AJOI:


AJOI and Ricochet are committed, through their actions, to creating a supportive and safe community. Together, they weave a social safety net allowing everyone to develop their potential.

There are a variety of responses to the issues of homelessness and residential instability: outreach street work, day center, temporary emergency shelter, social housing with or without community support, transitional or permanent housing, mobile intervention services, residential support intervention with accompaniment, rent supplement program, etc.


All of these services can be found in downtown Montreal. Unfortunately, peripheries such as East, North and West do not have adequate resources to meet the needs of vulnerable populations in their territory. The vision behind Ricochet is to create a continuum of services to provide this variety of responses.



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