An essential accompaniment to good health.

Accompagnement Bénévole de l’Ouest, more commonly known as ABOVAS, was founded in December of 2007 to fulfill its primary mission

– Helping residents in a vulnerable situation who require accompanied-transport get to their vital medical appointments.

While offering the best possible service, this non-profit organization aims to go further by targeting these objectives:

– Being attentive to needs

– Developing bonds of trust and friendship

– Improving quality of life in the West Island


Since 2007:

4,846 clients

28,428 accompanied-transports

649,867 km traveled = 142 times the distance between Montreal and Vancouver

Nearly 800 hospitals and clinics served on the Island of Montreal


1,813 accompanied-transports

93% of users age 60 and over

34 accompanied-transports per week on average

A service which relies on the dedicated support of its 41 volunteers

67% 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.


Montreal General Hospital Auxiliary

Pointe-Claire Oldtimers Tournament

Dorval Oldtimers Charity Tournament