An Essential Accompaniment to Good Health

Accompagnement Bénévole de l’Ouest, more commonly known as ABOVAS, was founded in December of 2007. This non-profit organization has for mission to provide volunteer accompanied-transport for appointments to West Island residents in vulnerable situations. It facilitates meaningful roles for its volunteers, while supporting positive results for its clients.

In Numbers

Since 2007

6,673 clients
34,537 accompanied-transports
830,884 km traveled = 182 times the distance between Montreal and Vancouver
Nearly 800 hospitals and clinics served on the Island of Montreal


3,167 accompanied-transports
60 accompanied-transports per week on average (50 medical, 10 social)
97% of users age 60 and over
A service which relies on the dedicated support of its 57 volunteers
71% of beneficiaries are female


It is thanks to the generosity of our partners that we can offer our low-cost service. We are fortunate to have their support! Thank you! The following organizations contribute to the development of our community. Click on their logos to visit their websites.

What does ABOVAS bring to the community?

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