“Building Communities”

Co-Chaired by Richard W. Pound and W. David Angus, the second phase of the Capital Campaign aims to complete the renovation of our heritage building. Learn more

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2016 Benefit Event

The highlight of our annual fundraising campaign is a Benefit Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Wednesday, November 2 in our beautiful heritage building. This year’s Guest of Honour is Hon. W. David Angus, Co-Chair of the Atwater Library Capital Campaign and generous contributor to our organization.

Tickets priced at $150 ($125 tax receipt) can be purchased online or by contacting Tanya Mayhew at 514-935-7344.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available as explained in our document listing corporate promotional benefits. We thank our sponsors to date, whose corporate logos are below.




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Library’s Big Arched Windows are being Conserved

A generous anonymous donor and Parks Canada are providing funding for the conservation of the exterior of our main-floor arched windows. These large windows are a key architectural feature of our heritage building.

Click here to see an announcement made by our Member of Parliament, Hon. Marc Garneau, on October 14, 2016.

“Our Government has taken a leadership role in the protection and promotion of Canada’s invaluable and irreplaceable heritage such as the Atwater Library of the Mechanics’ Institute of Montréal. This new funding will ensure the preservation of one of Montreal’s treasured national historic sites for future generations while supporting local economies and the tourism sector.” — Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

“The Atwater Library’s heritage building is a hub of community life in the Montreal region and attracts 100,000 user visits a year for a great variety of educational and cultural activities. It is essential that we conserve the building and equip it to serve the population for decades to come. That requires ongoing contributions by private donors and governments.” — Richard W. Pound, Co-Chair, Atwater Library Capital Campaign

More funds are required to complete the conservation of our windows and to do masonry repairs and cleaning.

Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence

The Atwater Library and Computer Centre is conducting important project funded by Status of Women Canada aimed at preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against girls and young women. Work started in 2014 and continues through 2017.

On September 26, 2016, Shanly Dixon, PhD, Co-Coordinator of our project, appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women as part of their study of Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada.


Click here for more information.

Digital Literacy Project – Community Outreach

The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we foster positive digital citizenship and engage people in creative new media production. Since 2007 we have worked with over 50 partner organizations and schools and through them, more than 3,100 individuals of all ages and stages.

This fall we are partnering with Concordia University’s Department of Theatre for the fifth year in a row  – with students in a Theatre course called The Artist in Residence  – as well as Concordia graduate students with “The Right to the City: Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogy and the Politics of Montreal’s South-West.” We are helping the students create an online digital reflection of their experiences through social media, video and photography.

NEW Financial Literacy Workshops for Young Families

We’re expanding our successful Financial Literacy Program. Since January 2013 we have concentrated on serving seniors – people planning for retirement and already retired. With funding from Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) we are now offering workshops for expecting parents, new parents, guardians and grandparents. Click here for more information and the schedule.

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