Assistance resources

Food assistance

La Table du Pain (Université Laval)

Having trouble meeting your nutritional needs? Sign up for the weekly distribution organized by La Table du Pain.

Frigo Partage – Univert Laval

Le Frigo Partage is a student initiative that aims to reduce food waste and food insecurity within the university community by allowing everyone to drop off or pick up food that might otherwise be thrown away.
Pavilion Abitibi-Price cafeteria

SOS Ensemble Québec

The SOS Ensemble Québec team provides food assistance to people in vulnerable situations. Food hampers can be delivered to your home or picked up from several locations in Québec City.


La Bouchée généreuse

La Bouchée Généreuse distributes more than 500 food hampers every week.

418 648-8588

La Baratte

La Baratte offers delicious, healthy and balanced frozen meals at affordable prices. Delivery is free.

418 527-1173

Food Banks of Quebec

Interactive map to find a food bank near you.

Le Mieux-Être des Immigrants

Le Mieux-Être des Immigrants is a place to help, learn and meet people.

418 527-0177


Used goods

Ecostore – YWCA thrift store

A not-for-profit organization that offers a wide selection of clothing, accessories, books and children’s items at low prices

855, Holland Avenue
Québec – G1S 3S5
418 683-2155

Comptoir Emmaüs

A not-for-profit organization that offers pick-up for donations of clothing, dishes, furniture, sporting goods and appliances in good condition. Items are then sorted and resold at affordable prices.

915, rue Saint-Vallier Est
Québec – G1K 3P9
418 692-0385

Comptoir Louise et Frédéric

Clothing, furniture and appliances.

2901, chemin Ste-Foy
Québec – G1V 1W4
418 651‑3993

Village des valeurs Sainte-Foy

Second-hand store.

3355 de la Pérade
Sainte-Foy – G1X 3V3
418 651-2772

Service d’entraide Basse-Ville (Mutual aid organization)

Multiple services under one roof! The organization also offers welcome and referral services, a clothing store, a sewing centre, cooking classes, and a meals on wheels program for people with decreasing independence.

155, avenue du Sacré-Coeur
Québec – G1N 2W3
418 529-6889

A thrift store offering quality clothing and items, cleaned on site!

2120 rue Boivin
Québec – G1V 1N7

Psychological assistance

Centre d’aide aux étudiants (Université Laval)

The Student Assistance Centre’s team of psychologists and guidance counsellors offers talks, workshops, group sessions, and one-on-one consultations. All services are free of charge and confidential.

Online form to request assistance

418 656-7987, option 3

Intervenantes et intervenants de proximité (Université Laval)

Several reasons may lead you to seek their help: stress or anxiety, isolation, difficult personal situation (breakup, conflict, bereavement, lifestyle habits), difficulties related to studies (procrastination, motivation, performance anxiety, failure, exhaustion), financial difficulties or adaptation difficulties.

Make an appointment

Sentinel Network (Université Laval)

You can search by faculty, department or other unit to find employees in the university community who have been trained as sentinels for suicide prevention to help support you in difficult times:

Web Page

Les centres de prévention du suicide au Québec (suicide prevention centres)

Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1 866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

Le Centre de crise de Québec (crisis centre)

  • Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Mobile response
  • Temporary accommodations

418 688-4240

Centre de prévention et d’intervention en matière de harcèlement (Université Laval)

The team offers support to anyone who feels that they have been harassed, disrespected, had their dignity violated or threatened.

418 656-7632
Web page

Financial references

Your financial institution

Your financial institution may have its own financial education program. Talk to an expert, they’re here to help!

Tout bien calculé.ca

This website (in French only) has a great section for young consumers, with helpful tips on student finances. For example, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of the different types of credit and their advantages and disadvantages.



This section of the Autorité des marchés financiers website offers useful tools like a credit card repayment calculator as well as tips and tricks to help you achieve your goals.


Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Find tools to help you plan major life events, including post-secondary education, as well as information on tax deductions and tax credits for students.


Further reading