What? Who? How? Why? Where?
The StillChillSpace is a Grow Still initiative to establish a community center for the young adults of Montreal. While there are such spaces for the general population, for families, for kids, for teenagers, for individuals with special needs, and so on, this would be one of the first community spaces in Montreal, QC specifically addressing the needs of emerging adults between the ages of 18 and 32.
The StillChillSpace aspires to be a safe haven for all who are seeking more direction or support, who are struggling with their mental, physical, and occupational health or who are simply looking to implement healthy habits that lead to a sense of agency while experiencing a space that accepts them fully.
It is a place to take respite from the chaos of our fast-paced society, to connect with peers outside of work/school/party environments and to find inspiration from diverse activities facilitated by renowned Montreal artists/healers, to be directed to appropriate external mental health resources, to attain a sense of belonging, to build an understanding of holistic health through evidence-based coaching practices led by accredited facilitators, and to expand as an empowered and autonomous human being..
It is the home of the Grow Still team, a diverse group of young adults with a strong understanding of the multi-faceted and intersectional challenges in society, who were drawn together by a common mission: to provide support and resources to their peers through holistic, humanistic and peer-led interactive services.
The StillChillSpace welcomes local artists, healers, teachers and mentors, allowing us to foster a vibrant, wholesome atmosphere rich in resources and human connection.
Grow Still is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on La Ruche to raise the money needed to bring this dream to life.
Crowdfunding consists in collecting donations from people and businesses who support the cause and want to contribute to funding the project.
La Ruche is a crowdfunding platform that provides support throughout the process.
They have partnered up with the 1001 Fund for Young People to grant a matching donation if the crowdfunding goal is reached.
Click here to donate to the campaign!
Once attained, the 1001 FYP will grant Grow Still another 50 000$, allowing the center to be in operation 3 days per week for the first pilot year.
And much more! All of these activities are expected to be on the agenda for a typical day at the StillChillSpace.
Subscription will be free for the first month, then on 2-for-1 special for the second month, and then it will be 30$/month to have unlimited access with discounts on workshops and food.
The location is yet to be confirmed but it will be on the island of Montreal and accessible by public transportation.