Working for the 50+ Community

The Teapot supports 50+ adults in being a valued and connected part of their community.

Ultimate Aspiration & Vision:

A society where we age with dignity and no one is forgotten.

Our Mission Statement: 

The Teapot supports 50+ adults in being a valued and connected part of their community.

The Teapot’s Core Values:

Adaptability:
To adjust and be flexible to the ever-evolving needs of the community.

Respect:
To value our differences with dignity, compassion and empathy, creating an inclusive environment for all.

Connection:
To create unity by building trust which fosters genuine relationships that will have a lasting impact.

Empowerment:
To promote a culture of personal growth and development, by encouraging confidence, autonomy, and self-determination.

About Us

The Teapot is built on “members helping members”…

Lachine Senior Citizens Inc., known as The Teapot, works to improve the quality of life of the 50+ community of Lachine and surrounding areas by providing activities, services, and volunteer opportunities that empower, educate, and excite.

With over 500 members participating in over 40 programs annually, we provide a safe space for diverse backgrounds in race, gender, language, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation.

We encourage our members to express their needs and opinions. The Teapot is built on “members helping members” and continues to encourage the implication and active participation of our members in order to create an environment where they can thrive, explore their own interests, and further develop their skills and abilities.

Our History

As the name reflects, the centre started as an afternoon tea group…

Lachine Senior Citizens Inc. known as The Teapot, is a not-for-profit community centre for people who are fifty years of age and over (50+).

As the name reflects, the centre started as an afternoon tea group within the church basement of Resurrection of Our Lord. Before long, a federal grant was obtained, which enabled the hiring of a part-time employee. What had begun as a “drop-in” centre soon became a multi-resource community centre that includes the offer of Home Support Services, which were funded by The Greater Montreal Agency for Health and Social Services (L’Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal).

In 1976, Catholic Community Services applied for funding from Centraide, who became The Teapot’s primary resource of funding. The Teapot then moved into a small storefront on the corner of Notre Dame and 19th Avenue. In 1982, the City of Lachine, now the Borough of Lachine, offered The Teapot the use of their locale at La Maison du Brasseur. In April 2013, The Teapot and Catholic Community Services ended their long time partnership and now The Teapot operates independently.

Our Team

Tamara Peel

Tamara Peel

Executive Director

tamarap@theteapot.org

 

Kierra Dubeau

Kierra Dubeau

Communications Coordinator

kierrad@theteapot.org

Melissa Maselli

Melissa Maselli

Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

melissam@theteapot.org

Rebecca Bryan

Rebecca Bryan

Social Services Coordinator

rebeccab@theteapot.org

Michelle Welsford

Michelle Welsford

Activities Coordinator

michellew@theteapot.org

Ashley Hamilton

Ashley Hamilton

Program Worker

ashleyh@theteapot.org

Theresa Guihan

Theresa Guihan

Intervention Worker

theresag@theteapot.org

Carole Coulombe

Carole Coulombe

Community Liaison Agent

Amber Eckhardt

Amber Eckhardt

Community Liaison Agent

Nora Xu

Nora Xu

Book keeper

Peter Pardi

Peter Pardi

Transport

Our Board of Directors

Jane Cowell-Poitras

Jane Cowell-Poitras

President

John Pinnell

John Pinnell

Vice-President

Brownlee Thomas

Brownlee Thomas

Treasurer

Diane Larouche

Diane Larouche

Secretary

Gerlinda Gimber

Gerlinda Gimber

Director

Valerie Clayton

Valerie Clayton

Director

Marie-Josée Boivin

Marie-Josée Boivin

Director

Our Supporters

A big thank you to all the generous contributors and supporters of The Teapot!