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To help build a more inclusive society by developing the social participation skills of people with intellectual disabilities (with or without ASD), while strengthening their ability to function independently and as part of a group.

Where your money goes

0,85 $ for programs and services
+ 0,15 $ operation costs
1,00 $ Well invested!

25$

allows a member to take part in the Opening Doors to Montréal program for 12 weeks

185$

allows a member to participate in the Summer Skills Day Camp for one week. $250 allows a member to enjoy a two-night weekend in the country.

50$

allows a family to participate in the Sexual and Emotional Relationships discussion group (3 sessions)

250$

$250 allows a member to enjoy a two-night weekend in the country.

The MAIH RBC Challenge is back

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The 2019 edition of the MAIH RBC Challenge is back and will be held on September 21, 2019, as part of the Montreal Marathon. You can walk or run 5 or 10 KM in order to raise money for the MAIH and allow our members to take part in an exceptional trip through the Broaden Your Horizons (BYH) program. Thanks to the 2018 edition, 12 people with intellectual disabilities (with or without ASD) were able to go to New York for 4 days. So join the adventure this year by making a donation at the following link! And above all THANK YOU.

 

 

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Our events

‘Tis the Season! Party

The MAIH throws a party for its members every year during the holiday season. The party is a special occasion for seeing friends, having fun and winding up the year.

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The MAIH RBC Challenge

The MAIH RBC Challenge is a sporting event to walk or run 5 km as part of the Montreal Marathon to raise money for the MAIH. All participants who represent the MAIH will meet at the starting line of the [...]

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The MAIH Corn Roast Party!

The MAIH Corn Roast is an annual event to kick off the fall session at the MAIH. Whether it’s for running into old friends or meeting new acquaintances, or to experience an easy and fun registration process while signing up [...]

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Janine-Sutto Theatre Evening

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, this event has been in place since 1983. It is held at the end of January every year at Théâtre Jean Duceppe at Place des Arts. The evening event consists of a cocktail buffet [...]

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enCirquez-vous

The enCirquez-vous Gala! is MAIH will transport you to an exceptional world with circus performances of the best circus artists in order to raise funds for the MAIH.

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‘Tis the Season! Party

The MAIH throws a party for its members every year during the holiday season. The party is a special occasion for seeing friends, having fun and winding up the year.

Our members look forward to this event, with more than 150 turning out every year to celebrate the holidays in style. Good food, presents for all, and dancing in a festive ambiance ensure that the MAIH party for the holiday season is a tremendous success!

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The MAIH RBC Challenge

The MAIH RBC Challenge is a sporting event to walk or run 5 km as part of the Montreal Marathon to raise money for the MAIH. All participants who represent the MAIH will meet at the starting line of the 5 km to take up the challenge together, running or walking! In partnership with RBC, the 2019 Challenge aims to raise funds for the Broaden your Horizons program to allow the MAIH members to travel to a wonderful place like the trip they did in New York City in April 2019 thank to the MAIH RBC Challenge 2018.

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The MAIH Corn Roast Party!

The MAIH Corn Roast is an annual event to kick off the fall session at the MAIH. Whether it’s for running into old friends or meeting new acquaintances, or to experience an easy and fun registration process while signing up for the Fall activities, the MAIH Corn Roast Party is the place to be on the Saturday after Labour Day. On the program: reunions with friends, face painting, performances, music… and the corn roast!

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Janine-Sutto Theatre Evening

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, this event has been in place since 1983. It is held at the end of January every year at Théâtre Jean Duceppe at Place des Arts. The evening event consists of a cocktail buffet before the play and a sparkling wine and sweets party after the play.

In 1983, Mesdames Lee Garant, Danielle Cousineau and Denise Tonelli made up the first organizing committee of the Soirée Théatre Janine-Sutto on behalf of the Association de Montréal pour les déficients mentaux (renamed the Montreal Association for the Intellectually Handicapped, or the MAIH, in 1987). Thanks to their hard work, more than 650 tickets were sold, and proceeds of over $7,000 were raised. The wine and cheese party (former sparkling wine and sweets) was a success thanks in part to the involvement of two members of the Board of Directors – Messieurs Pierre Desmarais and Maurice Bleau – and of a number of public figures in the business community.

In 1986, encouraged by the success of its French-language theatre event, the MAIH organized an English-language theater evening at the Centaur Theatre.

Through the efforts of all the volunteers and salespeople who have helped organize this event since it first began, nearly one million dollars of proceeds have been raised thanks to the involvement of the Montreal business community. Without the commitment of its honorary chairs, the Janine-Sutto Theatre Evening would never have met with such success:

Mister Georges Groulx
Actor

Mister Gilles Pelletier
Actor

Mister François Richard
Director advisor of Caisses Desjardins de Montréal et de l’Ouest du Québec

Mister Réjean Lévesque
Vice-president Montreal West region, National Bank

Mister Jacques Deschênes
President and CEO of Groupe Deschênes Inc. (1995-2004)

Mister Martin Deschênes
President and CEO of Groupe Deschênes Inc.  (2005-2018)

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enCirquez-vous

The enCirquez-vous Gala! is MAIH will transport you to an exceptional world with circus performances of the best circus artists! In 2019, this evening proposes a brand new formula in partnership with Le Monastère – Cabaret de Cirque at St-Jax Montreal. A cocktail accompanied with circus performances will transport the guests in the magic of the circus throughout the evening over a period of 2h30. All this for the benefit of cultural projects that allow people with intellectual disabilities, members of the MAIH, to develop their social and creative skills while educating the general public to intellectual disability. It’s second biggest fund-raising event of the year after the Janine-Sutto Theatre Evening. Set up in 2013, its aim is to immerse guests in the world of the circus for an entire evening and to become aware of the intellectual disability. We truly hope that guests attending the event enjoy themselves as they join together to help raise funds for the MAIH and its many different projects. This two-part evening provides a networking space in the context of a warm cocktail buffet and the opportunity to take part in an amazing circus show.

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