Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is an urban, comprehensive, public French-language university. Since its foundation, UQAM has been engaged in research and training activities with non-profit organizations. An institutional policy on community services was adopted in 1979, which led the way to several approaches indented to support faculty members participating in partnership projects. These institutional approaches are presented here. Community–university engagement (CUE) initiatives are also being developed in other higher education institutions in Quebec; a few examples will be presented here, along with their specific features. Challenges for future development are also discussed.