Collective Community Services (Montreal)

Positive Placements - Health Professionals Retention Program

Positive Placements, a project of Dialogue McGill aims to connect local English-speaking high school and CEGEP students with community, health and social services organizations to offer internships to students. By doing so, students complete necessary volunteer hours for school while also increasing their employability and bolstering the capacity of the organizations to serve clients in English.
The program works by connecting students in local high schools with volunteer opportunities in the health and social services sector in the city. We work with high schools across the island, and we are always recruiting more students and organizations to host.

You can contact the Positive Placements coordinator at for more information or to register as a student or host organization. Click here for a link to our program brochure and see if it is right for you!

Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now supporting young English-speakers interested in careers in health and social services by connecting them with mentors in the field who can advise and support them. We are also hosting discussions with health and social service professionals who can share their experience as English-speakers navigating Quebec's health system. If you are interested in being a mentor, or if you are a student who would like our support, please contact Ella Farkas at .

Created by our partner, the Townshipper's Association, the Health and Social Services Career Opportunities Catalogue is a guide for bilingual people who want to work in the health and social services fields. It includes information about more than 100 kinds of jobs, plus details on health and social services training programs available in the region.

CCS has a limited supply of hard copies available of the catalogue, if you would like one please contact Ella Farkas at

Enhancing Organizational Capacity

We work to increase the capacity and vitality of the English-speaking community by connecting both English and French-speaking organizations, to assure that the English-speaking community is represented and empowered.

Community Health Education Program (CHEP)

The Community Health Education Program seeks to increase the availability of health promotion and disease prevention information for English speakers and increases collaboration between community and public health professionals. This dynamic program facilitates distance community learning of health and social services information in English to remote, rural or dispersed Quebec communities via video-conferencing. This means that several communities are connected via video calls with one another, and with health professionals who can answer their questions with no language barrier.

Contact the NPI Manager at for invitations to the regular CHEP programming over zoom.

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings supports the wellbeing of English-speaking children and youth by mobilizing players at all levels, including schools and government representatives. Through focus groups, surveys, and discussions with key players, we support and advocate for better services for English-speaking children. Learn more about Bright Beginnings project by contacting Megan, at