Yan & Ghyslain, the co-founders of tonic, have always encouraged giving and helping others. They send a small amount of money each month to each member of the tonic family, which allows them to donate to the charity of their choice. For several months now, beauticians, stylists, colorists and receptionists have successively donated to the Montreal SPCA, to several stray cat rescue associations, to the DIS-MOI organization, to gofundme, to the David Suzuki foundation, etc.
Driven by these donations, several of the members of tonic have set up a system of free haircuts for hospitality workers, the unemployed since the beginning of the pandemic, two of our artists in particular prepared 40 sandwiches for the homeless and it's not over!
Centre d'Entraide et de Ralliement Familial
Since its creation in 1995, by a mother from Habitations Jeanne-Mance and the neighborhood CLSC, the Centre d'Entraide et de Ralliement Familial has been working with families in downtown Montreal. The organization's mission is to improve the quality of life of its families.
Its interventions and actions aim to:
- Fight the isolation of families
- Encourage the support of member families.
- Encourage the participation of members in democratic life.
- Ensure the accessibility of the services provided.
- Intervene with families in an inclusive relationship.
40 sandwiches shared with the homeless of Montréal
Initiative of Serena, our artist, who brought 40 ham and cheese sandwiches to the homeless in Montreal.
Remember that homelessness has doubled in Montreal since the start of the pandemic, there are now more than 6,000 in the streets of Montreal.
Moreover, makeshift camps and tents have sprung up like mushrooms throughout the city, especially along Notre-Dame Street East, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district.
Since 1991, the CAP St-Barnabé's mission has been to support the population of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district in the fight against insecurity and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.
Restaurant solidarity at tonic
At tonic, we've decided to offer haircuts to workers in the restaurant industry who have been impacted by the pandemic.
This solidarity drive, initiated by Therese, one of our dualists, made it possible to offer more than 80 haircuts to restaurant employees, the other participants received a $20 voucher from tonic!