Christie Community Bike Ride 2015!

We are very excited to announce this year’s partner for the Christie Community Bike Ride: Action Réfugiés Montréal’s (ARM). All the funds raised will be donated to this wonderful organization that is actively improving the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable individuals.

ARM offers relevant, accurate and understandable legal information to detained persons, helping them understand Canada Border Security Agency detention, investigations and removals processes, the Immigration and Refugee detention review proceedings, the refugee claim process and other legal procedures. They offer information over the phone and in person twice a week at the Holding Centre, being the only NGO with access to detainees inside the Centre. ARM also accompanies many detainees to their detention review hearings in order to provide a more in-depth case follow-up. L’organisme aide ainsi les personnes détenues à comprendre et naviguer les processus auxquels ils sont confrontés, et à y faire valoir leurs droits. ARM facilite aussi l’accès des personnes détenues aux services d’un.e avocat.e, et offre de l’information juridique pour aider ceux qui doivent se représenter seuls. ARM ne reçoit aucun financement public pour son Programme de détention, qui dépend de donneurs privés. Nous vous invitons à consulter le site web de l’organisme pour davantage de renseignements (

Action Réfugiés Montréal’s strong voice for refugees in Montréal and their work towards compassion and justice for refugees resonates with the spirit of Dugald Christie’s mission. This organization is helping to make the legal world more accessible and to empower one of Montreal’s marginalized populations. We are proud to help them in this worthy undertaking and hope you that will join us!


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