Charity and Environment Clubs

Help fundraise for an international charity or learn how you can make the McGill campus more sustainable!

Borderless World Volunteers

Borderless World Volunteers LogoBorderless World Volunteers is a registered Canadian charity with the mandate of empowering youths to lead development projects across the globe while contributing to the wellness of their local communities.

During the academic year, students identify grassroots organizations in developing countries in need of assistance and capacity building. Through a collaborative process, students help develop long-term, sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by the affiliated communities in which these organizations are based. Students then travel to implement these solutions in the summer, allowing for successful application of the knowledge and skills they learned.

The students’ expenses associated with these projects are financed by the charity through a multitude of fundraising events, including our annual flagship symposiums – the Global Development Forum and the International Food Festival. A portion of the charity’s proceeds also support members’ efforts in enhancing the quality of life of the homeless and underprivileged community in Montreal.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Borderless World Volunteers in their club constitution.

Daraja

Daraja, Kiswahili for “bridge”, is the alumni group for McGill University’s Canadian Field Studies in Africa program, which operates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. We maintain connections between a variety of groups that are consistently involved with the field study, and organize fundraisers and other initiatives to assist with projects run by these organizations.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Daraja in their club constitution.

Dream Corps McGIll Student’s Chapter

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Dream Corps International is a social benefit organization dedicated to promoting reading among children in rural China by opening resourceful libraries and developing reading programs. Every summer we send volunteers to China to set up libraries, provide quality books, and run reading activities. At McGill, we hold various events to raise awarenesses of literacy and education of underprivileged children in China all year round. Stay tuned for our events and volunteer opportunities!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Dream Corps McGIll Student’s Chapter in their club constitution.

Energy Association

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The McGill Energy Association educates the McGill community about the energy industry and we also facilitate networking opportunities with industry professionals. Our events include speaker events, industry tours, panel discussions, and networking events with employers or past graduates. We differ from other energy-related clubs because our events focus on a really broad range of topics: everything from wind energy to geothermal energy to hydroelectric.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Energy Association in their club constitution.

McGill Students Campus Chapter for Women for Women International

Women for Women International is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing women survivors of war with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities.

Women who enroll in the one-year program are assisted with emotional support, learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They learn how to become leaders.

Our Women for Women International Campus Chapter raises funds and awareness to support Women for Women Internatioanl, and educates the campus community about the problem facing women survivors of war around the world.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Campus Chapter for Women for Women International in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of Heart 4 Heart

logo3Heart 4 Heart is a student-run nonprofit organization driven by a mission to provide lifesaving surgeries for children in various developing countries born with congenital heart defects.

A key distinguishing aspect of Heart 4 Heart is that we operate on the basis of fundraising for one specific child at a time assigned to us by our partner, Gift of Life International. Therefore, every dollar raised is directly used to provide surgery through Gift of Life International’s surgical missions.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of Heart 4 Heart in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross

For over 150 years the Red Cross has devoted itself to the alleviation of human suffering around the world. Today, nearly 100 million volunteers and personnel uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement through their service.

As an officially affiliated student chapter, our club works to raise awareness of the Canadian Red Cross’ humanitarian and charitable initiatives, as well as fundraise for the Canadian Red Cross.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of War Child

warchild_logoWe are McGill’s student chapter of the global charity known as War Child. We dedicate our time and efforts to help raise awareness to the presence of child soldiers across the world. Our organization is dedicated to help provide education, opportunities and justice to child soldiers in countries like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Uganda, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Darfur. Our typical events include speakers’ series, fundraisers, student outings, documentary or movie screenings, and bake sales in order to raise awareness about the ongoing issue and raise money to send to War Child Canada. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with us, please email us at warchildatmcgill@gmail.com!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Chapter of War Child in their club constitution.

McGill Students for CANFAR

CANFAR McGill is a charity club and we raise awareness and money for Canfar (Canadian Foundation for Aids Research). We host parties and bake sales to raise money, and participate in AIDs awareness week!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for CANFAR in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Education Beyond Borders (EBB)

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Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. EBB works primarily, but not exclusively, in developing countries, in order to build self-reliance, health, and capacity.

McGill Students for Education Beyond Borders is a dedicated group of students interested in positive change through global education and collaboration. We support student development, community education, fund raising, and awareness campaigns, in our efforts to educate both the McGill and the Montreal communities about global education and the value of collaboration.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Education Beyond Borders (EBB) in their club constitution.