Coop SymbioTIC

Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


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CMS Expertise

Drupal, WordPress

Services Provided

Implementation, Ongoing support, Hosting, Training, Custom code and extensions, Data migration and imports

About us

Based in Montreal (Canada), we have a strong experience working with non-profits, CiviCRM and Free Software. We focus on providing affordable, fast, turn-key hosting and maintenance, making sure things "just work" and get regularly updated. We also have a lot of experience in customizing CiviCRM to specific requirements, while getting various organizations to work together in order to develop sustainable long-term solutions. We have been active in the CiviCRM community since 2007 (version 1.6!). We co-host the Montreal meetups and workshops and maintain the CiviCRM integration of the Aegir hosting system. Our server hosting locations are in Canada and Europe.
CiviCRM Services

Our CiviCRM services

We offer a wide range of CiviCRM expertise, from helping smaller organizations use CiviCRM efficiently as a centralized address book to mobilize their contacts and track involvement, to professional associations or unions managing their members, and non-profits fundraising online or case management. We also specialize in French or multi-lingual installations, extension development, online payments, security and performance. Our hosting runs on fast servers located in Canada or Europe (by request). We fully manage the infrastructure (including the virtualisation), making sure that performance is reliable and fast. We can also offer encrypted disks by request.

Case Studies


Alternatives' mission is to create a world where international solidarity, environmental rights, democratic rights and human dignity are universally respected. Alternatives has carried out hundreds...
by Samuel Vanhove of Coop SymbioTIC
on November 10, 2011 - 18:28

Upgrade and translation plan for the website

As many of you know, the is both the main site for promoting CiviCRM, and also where we blog, list extensions, promote partners and contributors, list the events organized by the...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on September 5, 2019 - 07:17

Register now: CiviCamp Montreal on 27 September, code sprint 28-30 September

CiviCamp Montreal is a one-day event to discover CiviCRM, learn new tricks and share your experiences. The event will feature two tracks of sessions with a wide array of topics, from beginner to...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on April 15, 2017 - 12:24

Mailings now aware of the recipients' language

CiviCRM support for multiple languages and locales has been present for many years already. Features like multilingual donation forms, for instance, are now both common and easy to use. Some usages,...
by Samuel Vanhove of Coop SymbioTIC
on November 18, 2016 - 12:56

PSA: Gmail un-encrypted e-mail warnings

On 9 February 2016, Gmail announced it would warn users when they receive e-mail that was not encrypted by the sender. After all, e-mail often includes personnal information, but has historically...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on February 15, 2016 - 16:28

16-19 July 2015: NYC Drupal Camp, Aegir Summit and CiviCRM turn-key hosting

For those of you in the New York City area, 16-19 July 2015 is NYC Drupal Camp (pronounced "nice camp"), an annual grassroots non-profit conference run by volunteers. The event covers a broad range...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on June 5, 2015 - 06:44

November CiviCRM Clinic and Meetup in Montreal (QC)

The CiviCRM Montreal meetups are back, don't miss the next meetup, on Wednesday November 19th! This time we are also hosting a community "clinic" from 5pm to 6pm. Evaluating CiviCRM for your...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on November 14, 2014 - 12:53

How I got involved in CiviCRM translations

My first project with CiviCRM goes back to 2006, when I had to deploy a solution to track and report the activities of 25 volunteer activity centers. It ran a beta version of CiviCRM 1.7. It was...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on January 13, 2014 - 08:48

Personal Campaign Page for Teams?

An organisation I work with wishes to extend the Personal Campaign Page (PCP) to allow teams to raise money either using their group PCP page, or individual PCP pages of each team member. In other...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on December 6, 2012 - 12:14

Translation review and quality assurance

English is the default language of CiviCRM, but many translations are available. For example, Russian, Chinese, French, Dutch and Japanese are 100% completion (or almost). Italian, Danish, Spanish,...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on May 24, 2012 - 09:23

Report from the October French (Quebec) Translators Meetup

Four of the fr_CA translators team met in Montreal yesterday to discuss how to communicate, prioritize and exchange tips and tricks on how to translate CiviCRM. We would also like to get in contact...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on October 20, 2011 - 14:53

French translation meetup 19 October 2011 in Montreal, QC

Join us on 19 October 2011 in Montreal (QC, Canada) for a meetup on the state of the fr_CA CiviCRM translation. Location: at the Brulerie Saint-Denis (near the Berri-UQAM metro station) starting at...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on October 7, 2011 - 13:32

First Montreal CiviCRM meetup Thursday July 8th

Join us for the first Montréal CiviCRM meetup, Thursday July 8th, 17-19h! There will be report backs from CiviCon, French translation status, talks about the new book, case studies. We hope to...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on June 15, 2010 - 09:15

Third day of Localisation Sprint/Hackathon

Today's localisation sprint started with a presentation from Piotr on how multilingual installations works in CiviCRM. Multilingual is when you want to have not only a localised interface, but many...
[display_name] photoby Mathieu Lutfy of Coop SymbioTIC
on April 26, 2010 - 23:12