1922- 2022

100 years of service to the community

Thank you for always supporting the HLBS’ mission in whatever capacity you are able to – your time, your donations, your participation in HLBS events, your word of mouth, your ideas, your membership! In 2022, as we celebrated the HLBS’ 100th birthday, we celebrated YOU as well because you are an integral part of its existence! We thank you and look forward to doing many more great deeds together!

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The Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Society is an autonomous, chartered, non-profit organization that came into existence in Montreal on November 25th, 1922. The mandate of this body, the first of its kind in North America, is to help the needy within the Hellenic community of Montreal and vicinity.

The Society has evolved with the times in order to respond to the ever-changing needs of its community. In providing emergency relief and in establishing community projects, it has accepted a tremendous challenge that is matched only by the determination and enthusiasm of its volunteers.


Since its inception and throughout the years

thousands of people have been helped through our support

Crisis Intervention

Food, rent, clothing, furniture, utilities, medical expenses

Community Services

Summer camp for children, elderly and handicapped; education; referrals to government and social agencies

Compassionate Aid

Christmas and Easter financial help; burial plots and expenses

Needless to add that all these are being achieved thanks to the dedication of the volunteers and the support of our sponsors.