Our Story

In 1979, the St. Croix Societies created CANA (Carrefour d’Aide aux Nouveaux Arrivants) to assist refugees from South-East Asia. In 1986, CANA officially became a non-profit organization.

Over the years, CANA has provided a wide range of services, free of charge, to immigrants from all over the world, and grew into a well established non-profit in Ahuntsic.

Today, CANA is a key player and a community resource for newcomers to Montreal.

Mission and Values

Over the past 40 years, CANA has acquired a wealth of expertise in immigrant guidance and integration by offering them free, personalized services and group activities.

Our mission is to empower newcomers to play a full part in a fairer and more inclusive Quebec society.

Our actions are inspired by respect, solidarity, mutual aid and sharing. They seek to develop autonomous, active and informed citizens. Our approach focuses on inclusion, through guidance and integration, regardless of an immigrant’s origin or status.

Our Team

Our services are open to all immigrants living in Quebec. Our immigration professionals will guide and support you through the process of settling in and integrating into Quebec society.

The CANA team greets and informs you in french, english and spanish.

See all the members of our team

Our Services

Information and Orientation

French as Second Language

Family and School Support

Citizen Mobilization

Funding Partners

CANA wishes to thank our partners for their financial support.


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