"December Together" aims to break isolation during the end of year holiday period, but also to mobilize residents and partners together to develop a sense of community and solidarity. One objective of this innovative program includes ensuring hundreds of our most vulnerable residents receive the delivery of a holiday meal - a particular need when the closure of most food services and the suspension of food-related activities (group meals, Christmas meals, etc.) are in place. "Together" we strive to support the local economic sector, which has been hard hit by the pandemic. Thus, this project aims to support and build a partnership with local businesses in NDG.

"December Together ", is the NDG Community Council project organised during December The Council's goal with this Project is to rally the community, residents, and partners, and to highlight their initiatives and activities that will take place during this holiday season. The Council  organised and hosted several activities from the 23 of December to the 1st of January.

December Together 2022 NDG


The initiative launched in 2020 in response to the cancellation of Christmas dinner, has not only persisted but thrived in 2022. Thanks to the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions and strong partnerships , the Council was able to organise the program as a series of nine (9) in-person events for the very first time. From December 23, 2022, to January 1, 2023, residents were invited to gather across the community and enjoy a festive meal.

Organisational partners:

  • CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-deMontréal
  • Centre Walkley
  • Centre communautaire SaintRaymond
  • HLM Monkland
  • Chez Soi
  • HLM Terrebonne
  • LCSG

Restaurant partners:

  • Bofinger BBQ
  • Restaurant De Chou
  • Maté Latte
  • Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce NDG
  • Boustan NDG
  • Resto Café Oxford
  • Provigo Mehdi Tallah


2022 Coming soon...

December Together - What’s Happening in NDG
Hot Chocolate Distribution
More than 50 volunteers will be walking the streets of NDG to bring you a smile, but more importantly, free hot chocolate and resources. Come find them - you can't miss them with their yellow vests, on which the NDG Community Council logo will be displayed

1 numeric tablet (1 winner)
50$ shopping gift cards (5 winners)
25 $ shopping gift cards (5 winners)

-Participate in activities (A,B,C,D) during the holiday break.
-Drop your booklet in one of the mailboxes before January 14, 2022
  • Conseil Communautaire NDG: 5964, av. Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal (Québec) H4A 1N1
  • Centre Walkley: 6650, ch. de la Côte Saint-Luc, Montréal (Québec) H4V 1G8
  • Centre communautaire Saint-Raymond: 5600, ch. Upper Lachine, Montréal (Québec) H4A 2A6

The draw will be held the week of January 17 with the activity booklet received.
Winners will be contacted the following week.
Hot Meals with Local Flavours
The Community Council, in support of our local businesses, will purchase hot meals from local restaurants and have them delivered to 600 of our residents by smiling volunteers. What could be better?
Photo Contest - Winter in NDG

Details and Rules of the 2021 NDG Winter Photography Contest

From December 18, 2021 to January 3, 2022 we invite you to walk the streets of NDG and take pictures of all the beauties of our neighborhood. Residents will be invited to vote for their favorite photos in January 2022. One digital tablet to be won and gift certificates. 

How do I enter? 

Submit your photos by email to  no later than January 03, 2022 in one of the three (3) categories: 

  1. Beauty of NDG - Winter in NDG reveals some great surprises, show them to us!
  2. NDG Decorated - Lights and colors are in the spotlight this December, share the beautiful outdoor decorations of the residents. 
  3. With Children's Eyes - This is an opportunity for children under 12 to showcase their photographic talents! Take a pictures of your favorite NDG location

Include your full name and category in the email accompanying your photo. For the ''With Children's Eyes'' category, please indicate the age of the photographer.


  1. Photos must have been taken in NDG. All photos taken outside the neighbourhood will not be considered for the contest.
  2.  Only one photo per category, per participant will be accepted. 
  3. Photos submitted after January 03, 23h59 will not be considered for the contest. 
  4. The NDG Community Council reserves its right to use all submitted photos in its various media without compensation.
Dear members, partners and friends of the NDG Community Council,
This year 2022 has flown by again and it is already time to take a review. After two years of pandemic, it is with great pleasure that we had the opportunity to welcome residents back for multiple activities: conversation groups, tax workshops, Daddy and Me activities, round tables, community meals and friendly gatherings.
To end the year on a high note, we are working with our partners and local merchants on the December Together project. Nine community meals will be served between December 23rd and January 1st, allowing us to share the joy with nearly 1000 NDG residents. This fantastic project would not be possible without the support of our partners: Centre Walkley, Centre St-Raymond, NDG YMCA, LCSG, OMHM, CLSC Benny and Chez Soi. 
It is also thanks to all of you, members and friends of the Council, that we are able to put this together. We invite you to continue to support us:
- By offering your time during the holiday season: VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM
- By donating individually wrapped snacks for the children until December 23rd at the Council or at the Benny Library or during the holidays at meal times. 
- By making a donation: DONATION FORM
- By participating in the traditional Christmas meal on December 25th at St-Ignatius Church: CHRISTMAS MEAL
If you know of a family or friend who could benefit from one of our meals, do not hesitate to contact Zoey: Please find attached the schedule for the December Together meals.
The Council offices will be closed from December 24th, 2022 to January 3rd, 2023, but the referral service is still available by email at

What a beautiful way to end our 80th anniversary year! , We thank you and wish you all a very Happy Holidays season and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2023!
10:30 -12:00 am
English Conversation Group
with Lindsay
ID: 498 321 428
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Ginger Bread House building
with Sharon
ID: 971 0851 0427

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Webcast: Charlie Brown's Christmas
with Loraine and Anita (Bilingual)
ID: 894 7123 2155
10:30-11:30 am
Children's storytime
In English
with Joan
ID: 985 2034 1660
7:00-7:30 pm
Holiday Poem Recitation
All ages - In English
with James Olwell
ID: 865 0694 7241
7:00 pm
A free stream of the Nutcracker ballet by the Bardavon Ballet Company
with Loraine
ID: 939 7433 5388
11:00-12:00 am
Christmas songs
with Nadia
of Opera in the Park
ID: 878 0259 4488
1:30 -3:30 PM
Paint and design Workshop
How to make a Christmas card
All ages -In English
With Reina Wang
ID: 84149223965
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Piano appreciation
Animal Music Festival 
All ages - In English
With Jun Li 
ID: 886 5890 8079
1:00 -3:00 PM
Digital Marketing Trends for 2021
Conversation for small/self-employed businesses, nonprofits, startups. In English
with Irina
ID: 873 7863 8816
1:30 -3:30 pm
Bingo - all ages - bilingual
with Julie
for bingo card
ID: 956 0084 9785
2:00 - 4:00 pm
English Conversation Group
with Carol
ID: 825 4598 9307
7:00 - 9:00PM
Urbanature: Falaise St-Jacques, now and in the next year
All ages -Bilingual
with Lisa Mintz
ID: 886 0107 6389
11:00-12:00 am
Papa et moi : Just Dance
avec cÉlestin Meeting
ID: 870 6334 4137
2:00-3:00 pm
Brain Exercises for adults keep your mind sharp!
With Erica
ID: 976 6568 0563
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Persian Conversation
with Nooshin
ID: 825 4598 9307
6:30-8:30 pm
Trivia night - all ages - In English (CC)
with Sandy
ID: 884 0757 4677
10:30 -12:30 am
Story Time 2-6 years old, but all ages are welcome - in English
With Marlo
ID: 864 9947 5263
11:00-12:00 am
Papa et moi- Activité de fin de saison
avec CÉlestin
ID: 870 633 44 137
1 pm - 2pm
Self-care tips for a pandemic winter!
all ages - In English
With Erica
ID: 910 9125 9004
3:30 -5:30 am
Story Time
7-13 year olds - in french
With Marlo
ID: 862 2415 2530
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
S.M.A.R.T New Year Resolutions
In English with Kimberly
ID: 822 9553 6680
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Paint Workshop
How to paint and draw a Christmas card
Materials provided with Reina Wang
ID: 823 1580 1839
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Party for Russian speaking adults
Let's party together and meet other people!
With Irina
ID: 837 7364 4272
6:00 - 8:00 pm
New Year's Eve Party!
For everyone - NDG lovers
With Irina
ID: 837 7364 4272
11:00-1:00 AM
New Year's day!
new year's rituals across all cultures
all ages - In English
with Loraine & Laker
ID: 957 2231 3033
2:00-3:00 PM
artistic activity: tin can owl project
all ages - In English
with Loraine
ID: 935 2936 1584
3:00-5:00 PM
bake a cake!
all ages - In french
with Nadia
ID: 825 4423 9020
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts 3D virtual tours
- bilingual with Anita and Loraine
ID: 813 207 468 38


Volunteer during holidays in NDG
???December together is coming back.
We received generous support from 80 volunteers last year. We are looking for volunteers like you to help with the continued backing of diverse communities.
If you would like to assist in helping with our 2nd version of December Together, please fill out the registration form: or join in our information meeting to get more details on 13th December at 7 pm.
Information meeting link:
We greatly appreciate your help, and we are excited to have you as part of our team!
For any information, please contact or 514 484 1471
Donate in NDG
Bring a smile along with food to isolated NDG residents!
Support both residents and local businesses! 
Our December Together project is aiming at putting a smile on isolated residents' faces during the holidays.  Both our residents and local businesses need our support during the Holiday season this year!
Donating for December Together allows us to encourage local businesses while supporting our isolated residents.
Thank you for your support!
Employment and commercial life in NDG
The community partnership on which this program is based is a must. Many NDG partners and residents will be part of this season's big project either through financial donations, volunteer time, or the creation of activities. A complete list of contributors will be available on the Council's website and our social media. Do you want to be part of it? Contact Julie Cormier at


We would like to thank all our donors and supporters whose generous donations have helped make December a cheerful month of solidarity during the holiday in our neighbourhood.

Special thanks go to our main 2020 funders


The Community Council has begun the new year with great joy and satisfaction, and we would like to share this with you! The time has come to release the results of our December Together, a project whose immense success was largely due to your support. We believe that the objectives identified for this project -- notably to break isolation and foster a sense of community and solidarity -- have all been achieved, as demonstrated in the infograph figures below. Our community was together in December, and we look forward to continuing to be together in the years to come. 

Behind the numbers that appear on the project's infograph are families who brought hot meals to their isolated neighbours, volunteers who walked the streets of NDG to meet us with hot chocolate, virtual activities full of conviviality that brought people together, and local restaurants that turned on their ovens in solidarity with the people of NDG. 

The month of December taught us a clear lesson: no matter how gloomy the situation is, getting through it together is the way to move forward. Although hot Christmas meals were the main theme of the project, the recipe for success is truly based on innovative ideas, collaboration of partners, community involvement, and adequate funding. On this note, the Community Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to this success including Biz NDG, Desjardins, Mme Kathleen Weil, Roasters Foundation, Provigo Mehdi Tallah, Benny Cultural Center, Jabberwocky, Yayo and his editors, Local 75, Boustan, Grand Burger, Ye Old Orchard, Bofinger, Café Oxford, Mate Latte, Griffon d’or, Restaurant de Chou, Second Cup, Le Dépôt, New Hope Center, NDG Art Hive and many many generous residents. 

Good news continues to come from all corners of our four sectors, so be on the lookout. 





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