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About

The Cummings Centre is a non-profit, membership organization based in Montreal, Quebec that touches the lives of 10,000 individuals on an annual basis.

Our mission is to empower and enhance the quality of life of adults age 50 and over by providing dynamic and innovative programs, social services, and volunteer opportunities in a vibrant, respectful, inclusive, and compassionate environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, Cummings embraces people from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers continue to foster an environment that promotes our values of respect, dignity, diversity, inclusivity, excellence, empowerment and compassion. As a result of the Pandemic, the Cummings Centre adapted to meet the needs of the senior population by transitioning its hundreds of programs and services to an online format via Zoom.

As such, the Cummings Centre has evolved its bricks and mortar onsite Boutique into a virtual store. We are thrilled that what started as a modest kiosk and volunteer-driven fundraising initiative, some 22 years ago, has grown into a virtual one-stop-shop, chock- full of products that are curated with love and packaged with care.

The Cummings Centre is funded in part by Federation CJA, the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors Foundation, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, and Centraide of Greater Montreal.

The JEM Workshop is an adapted workplace that provides training and support to adults with intellectual, emotional, physical disabilities, and mental health challenges, allowing them to achieve their employment potential. Our belief is that the highest form of charity, or tzedakah, is to empower individuals to be self-sufficient and have a sense of fulfillment and purpose. 

The JEM Workshop offers competitive packaging and fulfillment services to various industries and plays an important role in the business supply chain. The JEM Workshop raises awareness of the disability community and sensitizes youth groups and the larger community on social enterprise and the value of employing individuals of all abilities. 

To the 75+ JEM Workers, their families and their support systems, the JEM Workshop acts as a lifeline, offering valuable work training, capacity-building, and life skills sessions, while providing an invaluable service to the community.

The JEM Workshop was founded in 1950 and is funded in part by Emploi Québec and Federation CJA.