Next steps on a well-marked path
In 2009-2010, Centraide has taken stock of the situation of poverty in Greater Montreal and updated its social investment priorities to act even more strategically and proactively. This exercise led to the publication of the 2011-2015 strategy of Centraide of Greater Montreal for fighting poverty and social exclusion.
Centraide will increase its funding to:
- agencies that promote the development of children, youth and families so they can improve their living conditions;
- community building intiatives that bring together agencies and local partners to develop and implement collective strategies.
Centraide will continue to support agencies that:
- help those who are at a high risk of poverty and social exclusion, including people with disabilities or mental health problems, street youth, new arrivals, seniors and so on.
Centraide will encourage community approaches that:
- help people to develop their full potential: EMPOWERMENT.
- help all people to make a place for themselves in society: INCLUSION.
- combine the efforts of several agencies: COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP.
Centraide will rely on its characteristic practices, which include:
- conducting territorial analyses to obtain a grasp of the overall situation of a community, especially its social issues and dynamics;
- putting together a team of 60 volunteers who visit the agencies to evaluate them on the basis of their work and their impact in the community.
Centraide will continue to provide the agencies with better management and intervention tools, such as:
- outcome-evaluation tools to better promote the results of their work and improve their practices;
- bridging leadership tools to ensure effective collaboration among the social actors in their community.
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