1st DevBloc Hackathon: BlocHacks 2017

We are proud to present the first edition of BlocHacks this Saturday, November 25! BlocHacks is the first annual hackathon in the city of Montreal that is focused on hacking social causes. We are strong believers that technology can help fix and improve the majority of disasters and social problems the world is currently facing today. We see an ever increasing gap between the Non Profit (as well as Non-Governmental) world and emerging technology. Supported by the Social Innovation Catalyst known as DevBloc we believe we can help motivate and inspire the Montreal community to build, create, structure, design, and innovate solutions to global issues.

We are teaming up with the UNHCR to put all our attendees to the test to solve one of their most prominent problems they are facing on the field. This hackathon will be assessing the ideas, design, concept, and innovation of the solutions put forward by its participants.

More details can be found on the BlocHacks website or on our Facebook page. To register, you can head to our Eventbrite page



Fundraiser 2017

It's finally done! Weeks of hard work finally paid off! 

The fundraiser was everything we wished for! Everybody had fun and ate well! 

We want to send out a very special thanks to Renaissance Montreal for helping us out. Volunteers helped us set up the space, they helped us cook the BBQ, they served people and helped us clean afterwards. The event would not have been the same without them! Merci mille fois!

Thank you for all the players who came out and for the community who showed up to support us! 
And obiviously, congratulations to the big winning team of the basketball tournament, Buzzer Beaters! 🥇🏀🏆

First Annual Fundraiser 2017

The Refugee Centre's first annual fundraiser is coming up on August 6th! 

SwichMTL will be 3 on 3 basketball tournaments where teams will compete to win the big prize of the event! We will have other activities for those who will not play such as henna, facepainting, volleyball, badminton and tug of war! We will also have a big BBQ, with burgers, hotdogs and drinks! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Launch Party 2017

We had our launch party on June 30, 2017 and frankly, it was great success!

We would like to thank Randolph Animation for entertaining our guests with fun games. We also thank Café Inter-Mission and Omnivore for providing us the most delicious food! And most importantly, we want to thank all of those who came out to show support, to network and share their experiences with us!

We look forward to having you in our future events!

The Refugee Centre's Launch Party

Join us for The Refugee Centre launch party for a night of board games and animation brought to you by Randolph Animation. Also come enjoy delicious food from the lovely ladies of Inter-Mission Café-Resto!

RSVP by June 27th and we will add your name to a raffle draw for a chance to win a prize! 

We can't wait to see you all!