Calendar of Activities

Upcoming Activities


Action and start of the hearing ! 

Finally, the hearing about the travel restrictions outside of Québec for welfare recipients will take place from December 2nd to December 5!

To mark the beginning of the trial, a press conference and a rally will take place outside the Tribunal administrative du Québec (TAQ) to show our support to the 3 plaintiffs contesting this measure and to demand that the government stops this unjust practice! The action is on December 2nd at 8:30 AM. 

The TAQ is located near Square-Victoria metro and the address is 500 René-Lévesque Blvd West, Montréal, Québec, H2Z 1W7.

This event will be in French and in English. LSQ interpretation will be provided.

Coffee, snacks, testimonies, slogans, songs, and open mic on the menu!


In addition to trying to get rid of the regulation, our campaign also aims to mobilize and inform the people who are affected by it. We wish to offer a workshop and engage discussions with many organizations across Quebec.

The workshop allows you to understand:

  • The history of the measure concerning stays outside Quebec for welfare recipients;
  • The regulation’s problematic application;
  • The POOR + CAPTIVE campaign;
  • The expected audience with the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec (TAQ);
  • The next actions anticipated by the members of POOR + CAPTIVE

The workshop can be given to groups with at least 8 people.

Our workshop can be offered in French and English. We are available to travel outside of Montreal.

If you are interested, contact us:

Review of the Activities

On May 22nd 2019, more than 75 people took part in an event to remind the Government of the urgency of canceling the social assistance regulation that keeps people from leaving Quebec for 7 days during a calendar month. or for up to 15 consecutive days.

Read the published article.

After seeing hundreds of people parading in their office, the community organizers of Project Genesis, based in Côte-des-Neiges, had the idea to organize this march in the form of funeral procession. Several people and community organizations from Pointe-Saint-Charles were also involved in the event.

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« During the campaign, François Legault had mentioned his openness to look at this issue, but since his election, we haven’t heard of any commitment to cancel the settlement, » reminds the organizer of the event. The testimonies heard during the event recalled heartbreaking situations experienced by people who are deprived of participating in important family moments. The demonstrators went to the Prime Minister’s offices in Montreal and handed out a coffin filled with of testimonies.

Red Telephone Campaign- April 8th 2019

Hundreds of phone calls and faxes were sent to the Minister’s office to remind him that the welfare recipients are still waiting for the suspension of the regulation concerning travel restriction outside Quebec. 

Action to ask for a meeting with the new minister about the withdrawal of the travel restrictions outside Quebec – December 13th 2018

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Popular Assembly about travel restrictions
for people receiving welfare – October 23rd 2018  


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