Support Us

We need your support!

Unlike public libraries, we receive only modest government funding for operations and services (less than 10% of our lean budget). This is from the City of Montreal and the City of Westmount.

The Government of Canada awards substantial project funding through rigorous competite processes. We have succeeded in getting project funding from Canadian Heritage, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), and Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). And Canadian Heritage awarded us program funding for Financial Literacy from October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021.

We depend heavily on charitable donors and volunteers to run our many programs and to maintain our beautiful heritage building.

In addition to seeking support for our community services, we are requesting donations to finish upgrading our building. It was officially opened in January 1920 and is now a National Historic Site.

Since 2011, our Building Communities Capital Campaign has raised close to $4 million, thanks to generous private donors and some matching grants from the Government of Canada. With the funds raised so far, we have made our building safer, sounder and better equipped for community service in modern times.

Our stalwart Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Richard Pound and David Angus have established and launched our Second Century Campaign to raise the final $1 million needed to complete the rehabilitation of the building. Second Century Campaign funds raised will allow us to repair our masonry, secure our skylight, add an air conditioning system and upgrade interior finishes.

It doesn’t matter why you give, how you give or what part of the Library’s needs you’d like your donation to meet! We’ll make sure your gift makes a difference.

There are other ways to help us too. You can donate books, donate time as a volunteer, talk about us to your friends, take a computer course, or attend our events.

If you’d like to make a financial contribution, please contact Tanya Mayhew at 514-935-7344 or tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca.

You can also donate online through Canada Helps.

We are happy to ensure each donor gets a tax receipt.

Our charitable registration number is BN 107686388 RR 0001.