Eradicating Poverty through Educational Advancement



Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.



We share our knowledge, expertise and resources to improve others lives


Metro Care & Share Society (MCSS) is a registered non-profit that has been active since 1984 as a fundraising organization for youth education and community partnerships.

 Our Work

Financial Support

Our programs cover application fees, tuition fees, living and transportation expenses, textbook purchases and other tools needed for the candidate’s chosen program


MCSS works with a strong network of community leaders, volunteers, teachers, parents, and students alike, to work closely with and mentor our candidates.


Workshops providing interactive services designed to promote engaged learning, academic / vocational success and community leadership.


MCSS runs several annual campaigns, services and events to ensure continued financial support along with other supportive resources to at-risk youth in Halifax Regional Municipality.

We develop innovative charitable initiatives to guide, educate, and support Halifax’s youth at-risk, along with their families. The Halifax Scholar Program is one of our most current projects. Check it out!

 Our Team On-site

Mel Boutilier, C.M,O.N.S.

Mel Boutilier, C.M,O.N.S.

Executive Director

Solitha Shortte, BBA: Marketing & Management

Solitha Shortte, BBA: Marketing & Management

Vice Executive Director/Marketing Director

Xinyuan Zhang, BC: Accounting

Xinyuan Zhang, BC: Accounting

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

Our Fundraisers

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Fashion For Education 2016

On October 13th, 2016, you're cordially invited to the 2nd annual “Fashion Night in Halifax” fundraiser, devoted solely to raising monies for the Halifax Scholars Program Scholarship fund.

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Sunday Fundraiser

The campaign runs every Sunday at 2710 Agricola Street from 10am to 2pm. Available for purchase is a wide variety of goods at substantially reduced prices.

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“What If You Give” Challenge

“What If You Give” What if you could help eliminate poverty through education? What if you could help send an at-risk youth in HRM to a post-secondary institution? What if you have the power to change lives by simply giving?

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An Intimate Affair 2016

The intent of this meet-and-greet is to acquaint our program participants with current sponsors and future supporters.

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Fashion Night in Halifax 2015

A sparkling night of glitz and glamour, we partner with an emerging designer willing to gain awareness by helping us raise funds


Mel Boutlier and all the Volunteers that are involved are amazing, they have a caring heart. Mel's vision is enticing and absolutely wonderful to the HRM. Thank you Mel, not only for your hard work, and your never ending compassion to those in need. Blessings to you and your staff.

Tammie Térèsa

Mel & everyone that has been involed with the projects Mel started over the years has helped too many to list, thank you Mel for all your hard work and your caring heart. God Bless you !

James Saltzman

 Our Key Sponsors

Major fundraising events/campaigns in the past 18 months
Scholarship funds awarded to date (Halifax Scholars Program)
Students in the Halifax Scholars Program since 2015
Raised to date (since June 2015)

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Metro Care & Share Society is committed helping at-risk youth in HRM through Educational Advancement

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