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Our Story

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Discover the story of Maison Transit 24

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

  • 1988: Transit 24 was created in a two-bedroom apartment that accommodated 5 people.


  • 1990: Transit 24 grew and could accommodate up to 9 people thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Health and Social Services


  • 1993: With the collaboration of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) acquired a large house with a capacity of 15 beds


  • 2010 and 2011: Renovation and expansion of the common areas of the house were carried out which required the house to be closed for a few months. The result was amazing


  • 2013: Fundraising campaign organized by the Quebec Business Women's Network (RFAQ) on the instructions of Me Louise Cadieux, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
    The same year also saw the opening of a consultation office for external customers given the growing number of requests.


  • 2016: Closure of the consultation office due to significant costs and lack of funding; this remains a challenge to be taken up in the coming years.


  • 2018: On September 21, Transit 24 celebrates its 30th anniversary!

450,000 interventions and served nearly 33,000 meals, for an average accommodation rate of 97%.

The thirtieth anniversary was an opportunity to take a retrospective look at the evolution of the House from its inception to the present day. A special thank you to our Federal Deputy, Ms. Mélanie Joly, to our board of directors as well as to our closest partners and collaborators.

The credit for this evening undoubtedly went to the housed and ex-housed women who testified eloquently and often very touchingly about their experiences and the positive impact of Transit 24 on their life course.


  • 2020: Covid-19 pandemic, forces us to review all of our internal sanitation practices in order to be able to continue to meet the needs of women being accommodated in a shelter.

In 1987, a group of immigrant and Quebec women, moved by their own life experiences or sensitized to the problem of domestic violence, met to establish the foundations of a shelter.


These women, residents of the Ahuntsic district, have chosen this place to set up this haven of peace that offers support and comfort to women and their children, victims of domestic violence.


The name Transit 24 suggested both the transition period experienced by its customers and 24 hour service.

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