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, CCS Community Services applied for funding from Centraide, who became the Teapot's primary resource of funding. The Teapot then moved into a small store front 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 of 2013, The Teapot and CCS Community Services ended their long time partnership and now The Teapot operates independently.
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+). The Teapot offers ways for seniors to gather together and provides social, recreational and educational activities and support services to increase the number of opportunities of keeping seniors independent and active to enhance their quality of life.
We 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.
We encourage our members to participate in the decisions taken within the centre through our working committees and our planning sessions. With more than 50 programs offered each week within a building that is a treasured historical site here in Lachine, managed by the Borough of Lachine, our members have a chance to participate and take advantage of information sessions, to help plan the many special events, trips, courses etc... Teapot is proud to be a centre that responds with helping hands when we have a member in need.
The Teapot promotes a “member helping member” approach to service delivery. The activities are designed to enhance our members’ dignity, support their independence and encourage their community involvement