Author Archives: ALCC/CCVA

Online study about BDSM

Français ci-dessous
We are recruiting volunteers to fulfill a Web survey for a psychological research project with Dr. Christian C. Joyal, Ph.D., professor in the psychology department of the Université du Québec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR), as project director. We want to compare ”BDSM poeple” and ”non-BDSM poeple” to show there is no difference between both groups and challenge the pathology label around Bondage / Discipline / Domination / Submission / Sadism / Masochism (BDSM) games.
To thank you for your participation in our study we will be giving away five gift cards valued at $100.00 each, offered at random among the participants in the draw. The whole process is absolutely anonymous. We don’t need your identification and you can leave at any time.

Read the rest of this entry

Join our team! Calling for board candidates!!!

indexWould you like to be a part of our dynamic team? The ALCC is looking for candidates to fill three important positions of leadership on our Board of Directors. Please click on the link to read about the requirements in becoming a part of the team: Becoming  a Board Member

IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted by Jan 15, 2017!

Not interested in being on the board but want to be a part of this great organization? There are many different roles you can choose from. Though many of the roles are filled, we always need more folks working together, the more the merrier!!!

Other positions available: Social Media Coordinator, Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Committees Officer, Key Holder, Advertising & Publicity Coordinator, General Assistant, Demonstration Model, Workshop Coordinator, Group Leader, Website Author, General Volunteer, and more… Send us an email if you’re interested!

Salon de l’Amour Kink korner / Coin Coquin 2017

untitledJoin us for fun and frolic at the 23rd annual Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction Montréal, Presented by

The Kink corner is brought to you by the ALCC and features the latest in kink, fetish, and BDSM. Friendly and knowledgeable staff from the ALCC will be doing on-site demonstrations and answering kink-related questions.

The Playroom… Read the rest of this entry

Naked Yoga / Yoga Nu


Français ci-dessous

We are happy to bring back Naked Yoga after a long stretch, pun intended. The lovely Lorena will be leading our magical yoga class where you can free yourself from the weight of life all the way down to your clothes! Please see our schedule for details. This class will take place on the 1st Sunday of every month from 3-4:30pm starting February 5th.


Ditch your ego with your clothes and let’s meet on our mats for Naked Yoga! What better way to increase your body awareness, but feel fully aware of your bare skin through mindful movements? Lorena is a Curvy Yoga teacher who specializes in size-adapted postures and uses gender-neutral language in a gentle and non-competitive environment. This class is designed for individuals to follow their own pace and not the pace of the participant next to them. Read the rest of this entry

We proudly welcome Lorena to the ALCC – Coach and educator! / Bienvenue entraîneur et éducatrice

lorena-bio-picFrançais ci-dessous

Lorena coaches professional folks who juggle work, home, and the care of aging parents by giving them a chance to relieve the pressure valve and feel more grounded. As a Mindfulness Coach and Curvy Yoga Teacher, she offers non-judgmental, body-affirming yoga-based sessions that center the participant as the expert on their bodies. By practicing awareness in every day postures and movements that create stress on the body, Lorena trains you how to self-correct for immediate results. Since 2009, she has guided hundreds of curvy women and trans people to experience true relaxation, to find the compassion they need to continue and to maintain the motivation to take the next step on their path. Find out about any upcoming classes or schedule a session with her at

PEER SUPPORT ADVOCATE Read the rest of this entry

ALCC Annual General Meeting / CCVA Assemblée générale annuelle 2017

agm21Français ci-dessous

Come one come all, the ALCC’s Annual General Meeting. We ask all our members or “WANNA BE” members to join us this day in celebrating our success and welcoming next years team and visions.

SCHEDULE 2017 Read the rest of this entry

Happy New Year! / Bonne année 2017

On behalf of everyone at the ALCC, we wish you a pleasant and prosperous 2017.

Au nom de tous à l’ALCC, nous vous souhaitons une nouvelle année agréable et prospère.

New addition to our counseling team!

giroWe are excited to welcome Girolamo (Jerry) Russa as a Life Coach in training. He has been working very hard at Concordia University to complete his Professional and Personal Coach Certification (PPCC). His program is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). His type of work requires patience, passion and dedication to helping people find happiness and persevering through life’s challenges.

We are fortunate to have Giro as a kink/alternative lifestyle aware coach since this is still a major obstacle with therapists and counselors today. University programs are still teaching the “old” philosophy of perversions for psychology and medicine. It’s shocking to many students who are currently taking these classes and well versed with the kink/poly/BDSM world. This information is still biased on gender, lack of formal long-term evidence and research, and stigmatizing.

Giro will be offering workshops, group coaching sessions, and one-on-one individual sessions to practice the knowledge and skills he’s gained from his training. You can contact him at or by phone at 514-991-3866. To learn more about Giro, please check out our counseling section.


Welcome to Sir Master Marc as our official “Flogging” educator!

Photo by Sir Master MarcLast Sunday marked our first day with Sir Master Marc as our official educator for Flogging. He has been a player and educator in the local Montreal BDSM community for more than 10 years. We are honored to have him with us at the ALCC. Marc is incredibly skilled when it comes to the art of flogging and he’s also an expert at technique, style and knowing what types of floggers to choose. He joins us with a strong and positive reputation which we hope creates confidence in anyone learning the art of flogging from him. Check out his profile to learn more about him.

Book Signing at the ALCC: Author of Trans-Oriented, Michael David Freel, joins us!

trans orientedWe are honored to have Michael David Freel at the ALCC to sign copies of his book, Trans-Oriented. Join us Sept 18, 3016 at 3pm.

As written on Topical, wickedly frank, instructive…and frequently hilarious, Trans-Oriented is perhaps the world’s very first romance guide for men whose sexual orientation is inescapably drawn towards transgender women. With everything a TGentleman will need to know about dating, friendship, romance, love, and sex with a TGirl, this comprehensive look at a seldom-examined world is jam-packed with information and practical advice. And it won’t shrink from hitting readers upside the head with a ‘clue by 4’, either. The stereotype-shattering Trans-Oriented will be a Read the rest of this entry