Concordia’s Garnet Key Society gives back to the Montreal community with a new project every month


For Erica Chelini, president of the society’s community project and a longtime active member of the Montreal volunteer scene, the idea of ​​monthly initiatives was one she embraced wholeheartedly.

“We have so many ideas and projects that we want to see come to fruition during our tenure, but the common thread running through them is our desire to work with different groups across the island in order to reach as many people as possible. possible,” says Chelini.

To date, Les Clés de Garnet have mingled to raise funds for education, hosted a leadership workshop for students at École du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, held a fall fair at Parc brothers and sisters of the Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Just for the Children Foundation, hosted two fundraisers for Indigenous Women’s Shelter, volunteered at Concordia’s Mental Health Fair and hosted an upcoming fundraiser funds for the Organization of Families with Special Needs of Montreal.

And they have other projects underway for March — Animal Welfare Month — and April — Environmental Awareness Month.

“A lasting impact”

“We have received overwhelming support from community members, which has been so lovely and heartwarming. It reinforces the idea that when we come together, we can have a lasting impact,” adds Chelini.

One of the most rewarding moments for her came at the end of the coffee event, when a representative from the Native Women’s Shelter brought everyone together in a group hug.

“She spoke such kind and genuine words to us, expressing how essential actions such as our community projects were in creating positive change in today’s society.”


On March 14, the
garnet keysin collaboration with the Concordia University Building Engineering Society and the Concordia Civil Engineering Society, invite members of the Concordia community to a wine and cheese event at the John Molson Building (MB) (1450 Guy Street). A series of conferences on innovation in construction will take place at 5 p.m. in room MB-14.250 and a networking cocktail will follow in room MB-6.01. Find out how to register and buy tickets.

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