Who Are We?

The South Shore Educational Foundation (SSEF) was created in 1999 to help finance projects and activities for the students of Riverside School Board on the South Shore of Montreal. Administrative costs of the Foundation are kep low through the volunteer efforts of the Foundations’s directors and also with the assistance of Riverside School Board.

We provide financial support for the projects and activities of students and schools of the Riverside School Board on the South Shore of Montreal.

We all want our children to receive the best education possible, and then we expect government and school boards to fund all aspects of the education system.

However, current financial constraints make this difficult. Because current budgets can no longer provide financial assistance for projects and activities, our students and schools need the financial support of the community.

The mission of the South Shore School Foundation (FSSS) is to provide funding for unique and creative learning opportunities. In fact, the FSSS supports all efforts made and contributes to improving the public education system through the donations it receives from individuals, businesses, community organizations, and friends. These donations, which are tax-deductible, are allocated to schools to finance innovative and stimulating activities that promote student learning.

Although the projects may be large or small, they all have one thing in common; they make a big difference in expanding the range of learning opportunities available to students. To date, more than $ 880,000 has been allocated to more than 400 projects in the education centers and in elementary and secondary schools of the Riverside School Board. Donations can be intended for a particular school or for a specific project.

By providing financial assistance that is not available from other sources, the South Shore School Foundation helps the Riverside School Board provide a stimulating and enriching environment that fosters the development and personal success of all students.


September 30, 2021, marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. But the awareness and learning are only just beginning. The SSEF is awarding grants of up to $500 to all Riverside schools and centres that submit projects that teach about Truth & Reconciliation. Please submit a short description of your project, grade level, and the name of the school. The submission deadline is January 28, 2022. The SSEF will reimburse receipts as long as they are submitted by June 30, 2022.  

All members of the board of directors are volunteers.

The members are:

Paul Dionne

Lesley LIewelyn-Cuffling

Laura Prince


Anna Kowalewski
David Fournier
Deborah Angelus
Neela Parsnani
Stefanie Ventura

Contact Us / Make a Donation

For further information on the activities of the South Shore Educational Foundation, to volunteer your services or to make a donation, please contact:

South Shore Educational Foundation

c/o Treasurer
81 Green Street
Saint-Lambert, QC J4P 1S4

tel: 450 672-4010

email: ssef@rsb.qc.ca

Donations can also be made online: