Allocations and Agency Relations Committee (AARC)
The process of allocating funds to the agencies mobilizes some fifty volunteers, who are organized into issues-based allocations committees. While sharing their knowledge of community and social development needs, they develop and evaluate Centraide’s social investments. The work of these committees is overseen by the Allocations and Agency Relations Committee (AARC), which makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding Centraide’s annual allocations to agencies.
Focusing on communities
In order to make judicious social investments, Centraide considers communities in their entirety and produces territorial profiles. Every three years, each community in Centraide’s territory is the subject of an in-depth examination. By looking closely at its history, geography, living environment, socio-economic situation and population, Centraide learns about the community’s social needs and how local social actors combine their efforts to meet those needs.
A study of each territory served by Centraide, as well as an evaluation of the agencies in the territory, is conducted on a three-year basis
- South Shore
- Montreal: Ahuntsic, Bordeaux-Cartierville, Centre-Sud, Centre-ville, Montréal-Nord, Plateau-Mont-Royal and Saint-Laurent
- Montreal: Côte-des-Neiges, Côte-Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Montréal-Ouest, Mont-Royal, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Outremont, Petite-Bourgogne, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri, Ville-Émard-Côte-Saint-Paul, Verdun and Wesmount
- Montreal: Anjou, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Lachine, La Petite-Patrie, LaSalle, Mercier-Est, Mercier-Ouest, Montréal-Est, Parc-Extension, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Saint-Léonard, Rivière-des-Prairies, Rosemont, Villeray, Saint-Michel and municipalities and boroughs in the West Island