Services Listing

SSMU Services are entirely student run and staffed and provide support, referrals, and resources to countless students!

Have you ever used a SSMU Service? Whether is was a great or negative experience, we want to hear from you! If you have used one of the 15 SSMU Services, please fill out this short survey to help us learn more about how SSMU Services can better support you! Fill out the survey here!


McGill Students’ Emergency Response Team

The McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT) is a volunteer service supported by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) whose members provide emergency first aid services to McGill University and the Montreal community.

Our membership includes over 50 volunteers who are certified at the Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Responder level. While responding, our team operates in pairs and carries a range of first aid materials and equipment that counts to over 40 items. Our responders also carry more advanced emergency first aid equipment, such as Epi-Pens, oxygen tanks, cervical collars, and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

M-SERT currently provides first aid coverage to McGill University Residences every evening from 6:00pm to 6:00am. In addition, M-SERT covers Intramural Hockey, Frosh, Carnival, 4Floors, and many other events.

You can learn more about MSERT through their websiteFacebook, or Twitter or by contacting them at msert.firstaid@gmail.com.

Black Students’ Network

Winners of the 2014-2015 SSMU Political/Academic Event of The Year Award, for our vigil in solidarity with Ferguson & Black Lives Matter protests.

We are a service of the McGill Students Society, available to the entire McGill and Montreal Community.

While we are dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of Black students at McGill, all interested students, irrespective of race, culture or creed, are encouraged to participate in our numerous events and activities.

You can find more information about the BSN on their website, through their Facebook and Twitter pages, or by contacting them at bsnmcgill@gmail.com.

Peer Support Centre

wanna_talkGot something on your mind? Need help, but aren’t sure where to turn? Come by the Peer Support Centre!

The Peer Support Centre offers free, drop-in, confidential and non-judgemental support and resource referral to all members of the McGill community. We’re a student-run organization of carefully chosen and dedicated volunteers who undergo extensive training in active listening, crisis management and a variety of mental health related topics.
Stop by to talk one-on-one with a student volunteer about absolutely anything on your mind. If you need help, but aren’t sure where to turn, we’re also happy to connect you with other McGill resources.

Learn more about the Peer Support Centre through their Facebook Page or by contact them at mcgill.psc@gmail.com.

McGill Students’ Nightline

514-398-MAIN! Your go-to referral phone line service.

McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students, providing the community with a variety of support. This includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals. We are an English service.

Learn more about Nightline through their website and Facebook page or by contacting them at nightlineexternal@gmail.com.

Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE)

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The Union for Gender Empowerment is a trans-positive feminist service of the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU). Everyone is welcome to use our services! We coordinate an alternative lending library (with over a thousand titles!); a co-op stocking pay-what-you-can ecologically responsible menstrual products, DIY sex toys, safer sex supplies, and gender empowerment items; and a zine library. The UGE also runs trans 101/allyship and anti-oppression workshops for other organizations and projects, and has a resource binder with information about abortion services, counseling, and queer/trans-friendly health services in Montreal. Our office and lounge space is located in room 413 of the Shatner University Centre. It is a wheelchair-accessible safe(r) space for people of all genders, and is equipped with a microwave, dishes, a kettle, and lots of tea! Stop by to eat lunch and hang out!Learn more about the Union for Gender Empowerment (UGE) websiteFacebook or Twitter pages or by contacting them at unionforgenderempowerment@gmail.com.

Queer McGill

Queer McGill is a non-hierarchical social, political, informational and support service for queer students and their allies.

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Montreal community, welcoming individuals and groups of all race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, religions, political affiliations, cultures, and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ability or age group.

Learn more about Queer McGill through their Facebook page and Twitter or contact them directly by email at queermcgill@gmail.com.

The Plate Club

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The “Plate Club” is the reusable dishware provider service of the Students’ Society of McGill University. Our mandate is to directly reduce everyday waste at a grassroots level.

We offer a lunch service to students eating in the SSMU cafeteria to reduce waste from disposable containers–in exchange for an identification card as collateral, we rent plates/utensils/cups and wash them for FREE!

We also offer an events rentals service for student groups to reduce waste (and costs!) at their events: For a deposit of $20 per bin of dishware (to be returned upon clean return of all rented dishware), students can borrow from our inventory of plates, bowls, wine and cheese plates, wine glasses, beer steins, tumblers, platters, mugs, cutlery, and other assorted dishware.

Come see us at our lunchtime hours 11:30-2:30 Monday-Friday in the Shatner cafeteria, or office hours 4-5pm Monday-Friday in our office (SSMU room 417) or email us!

Learn more about the Plate Club through their websiteFacebook, or Twitter pages or by contacting them at theplateclub@gmail.com.

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The SSMU Volunteer Service connects students to volunteering opportunities in and around Montreal. Whether you know exactly what type of volunteering you want to do or don’t have any idea at all, we’re here to help you achieve your volunteering goals. We hold a volunteer fair each semester, run volunteer excursions throughout the year, and meet with students one on one to discuss how they can start volunteering. Visit our website for volunteering opportunities, set up a consultation with us, or email us with other questions.

Learn more about the SSMU Volunteer Service on their website or Facebook page, or contact them directly at ssmuvolunteer@gmail.com.

The Flat Bike Collective

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Learn more about the Flat Bike Collective through their website or Facebook page or by contacting them at theflat.bikecollective@gmail.com.

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The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach.

Our services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, we offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.

Learn more about SACOMSS through their website or Facebook page or contact them at main@sacomss.org.

SSMU Musicians Collective

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The SSMU Musicians Collective is a musicians’ network dedicated to facilitating musical opportunities for students and others at McGill University. We are a SSMU service that works to foster a musical community at McGill.

Ways we do this include connecting those who want to learn to play an instrument or to improve their musical playing abilities with qualified teachers while also acting as a referral service for event organizers who require musicians.

Additionally, we host ‘Meet n’ Greets’ and jam sessions so that people with similar musical styles can jam as well as hosting other musical events throughout the year including open mics @ Gerts, musical workshops, and our annual concert featuring McGill bands. Last but not least, we operate our own Jam Room within the SSMU building which students can rent out for practice or jamming during the school year with access to guitars, basses, a drum set, and more.We hope that SSMU Musicians Collective serves as your primary contact point for your musical needs both at McGill and in Montreal at large!

Learn more about the Musician’s Collective by checking out their Constitution! Reach them through their websiteFacebook page, or Twitter or contact them at muscollective@gmail.com.

Midnight Kitchen 

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The Midnight Kitchen serves pay-what-you can vegan lunches on weekdays @ 12:30pm in the William Shatner University Centre (3480 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec).

As part of our social and political programming, we also organize educational events and workshops, support direct action and grassroots organizing, own and operate a radical lending library, and distribute a regular newsletter.

We also cook in solidarity for political and community based events that are keeping within our anti-oppression and political mandate.

Learn more about Midnight Kitchen through their website or Facebook page or by contacting them at midnightkitchencollective@gmail.com.

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SSMU Drivesafe

DriveSafe is a service run by the Student Society of McGill University. Our volunteers drive students safely home to and from anywhere on the Island of Montreal for FREE. Our service currently runs on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm-3am throughout the school year.

To get a ride, give us a call at 514-398-8040!

If you’re interested in volunteering as a driver or shotgun, check out our website for more information or visit us at Activities Night!

Learn more about Drivesafe through their websiteFacebook, or Twitter or contact them directly at president.drivesafe@gmail.com.

SSMU Walksafe

Walksafe is a volunteer SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who are feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone. Our service is available to anyone in Montreal, and we will walk to and from any destination on the island. For more information, or to request a walk, please call or email us.
Our operating hours are 9pm-12am on Sunday-Thursday and 9pm-3am on Friday-Saturday

Learn more about Walksafe on their websiteFacebook page, or Twitter or contact them at executive@walksafe.ca.

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TVM is McGill University’s only student-run film and television production service, providing a creative outlet and free education for the McGill community. Whatever your interests, there is plenty of room to get involved in one of our ten awesome departments! From production and editing to graphic design, marketing, and production design, TVM has it all!

To learn more about TVM and get involved, please join us at one of our General Meetings or visit our office in SSMU B-28.

Learn more about TVM through their websiteFacebook, or Twitter.