The Saint-Michel Lasallian Center (SMLC) in Montréal, Québec, has been nominated as community organization of the year by the Dynastie Gala Awards, a celebration that honors Black excellence as part of Black History Month.
The SMLC received the nomination for its commitment, sense of initiative and ability to innovate during the pandemic to develop ways to serve those most in need in the Saint-Michel district. The SMLC has teamed up with community organizations and developed new partnerships to help provide food, access to the internet, educational support and other important services during these difficult times.
“A special thank you goes to my team that has not stopped surpassing itself in this challenging period and continues to work in order to make people happy, to make them better,” said Paul Evra, SMLC director.
The District of Francophone Canada called the nomination a great recognition for the team and the resident community of Brothers who work hard every day to create opportunities and hope of a better life for the young people and vulnerable families of the Saint-Michel District in Montreal.
The Dynastie Gala Award will take place March 6 through a virtual presentation from the Yopp Space at Montreal’s Place des Arts. The focus of the 2021 gala will be on the social involvement and empowerment of Black communities in these times of profound change.
Submitted by Denis de Villers, communication advisor for the District of Francophone Canada.
The inspiring work of Saint-Michel Lasallian Center will be featured in the upcoming spring 2021 issue of De La Salle Today, which will be released in April.
Photo: Paul Evra. Courtesy SMLC