Allstate Canada Renews Support to the Old Brewery Mission

$10,000 donation will help renovate Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion kitchen


Old Brewery Mission Donation

Montréal (QC), December 5, 2018 – Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is pleased to announce its renewed support to the Old Brewery Mission. With a new donation of $10,000, the Mission will be able to fund part of its renovation project in the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, a unit entirely dedicated to helping homeless women.  Allstate Canada’s donation will help fund much needed plumbing work, a new sink, and other essential kitchen equipment and appliances.

Through the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion kitchen renovation project, the Mission will be able to better respond to the growing number of women knocking at the Mission’s door. With the recent changes in services offered, it’s necessary to restructure the current facilities in order to increase functionality and reduce costs.

“Just like in homes across the country, the kitchen of the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion, is the heart of the Mission’s Women’s Services. Last year alone, over 600 local women in need enjoyed nutritious, hot meals there,” says Matthew Pearce, President and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission. “We’ll be able to equip the kitchen with necessary items like a new stock-pot stove, electric combi-oven, pre-washing table, clearing table, dish rack and appliances including a coffee machine and fryer. Allstate’s donation will have a real impact on a daily basis.”

Over the last four years, Allstate Canada and their local Montreal Agencies have been supporting the Old Brewery Mission as part of their community giveback. After helping to alleviate the costs of a new medical clinic at the Webster Pavilion in 2015, participating in the Grand Project in 2016, and financing the acquisition of an automatic floor scrubber in 2017, Allstate Canada is proud to continue its support and to make a difference in the lives of so many women.

“Helping the Mission to sustain and expand services that help people in our community transition from temporary to permanent housing means a great deal to us,” says Francois Mercure, Allstate Insurance Agency Manager. “It is our hope that this contribution will continue to make a difference in the lives of those that come to the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion for many years to come.”

About the Old Brewery Mission

Founded in 1889, the Old Brewery Mission is the largest resource for homeless men in Quebec and homeless women in Canada. The Mission offers an array of programs and services, among them emergency and psychosocial support programs, adapted health services, and permanent housing solutions aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Montreal. @missionOBM

About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada:

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is a leading home and automobile insurer focused on providing our valued customers prevention and protection products and services for every stage of life. Serving Canadians since 1953, Allstate strives to keep our customers and employees in "Good Hands®". We are proud to have been named a Best Employer in Canada for seven consecutive years. Allstate is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it we operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and the Old Brewery Mission. To learn more, visit For safety tips and advice, visit


For more information, please contact:

Anna Weigt-Bienzle
Senior Public Relations Specialist.
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
T: 905-475-4527 / 416-278-4141

Melissa Bellerose
Old Brewery Mission 
T: 514-788-1884, ext. 252

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