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Our daily challenge

Make Greater Montreal a fair and just community where everyone can meet their essential needs, realize their full potential and develop new aspirations.

Your gift


10 families in need get a grocery basket filled with fruit, vegetables, milk, eggs, meat, bread and treats.


90 people without decent housing get the support they need to make a social housing request.


350 needy people receive a hot meal, while benefiting from the assistance of an on-site community worker.


460 tomato plants can be planted in a network of 7 collective gardens that provide fresh produce to neighbourhood families.

Take care of the essentials


Housing is an essential need. However, in Greater Montreal, many people live in inadequate housing or housing they can't afford.

No family should spend more than 30% of its household income on rent. But when you work for minimum wage, it's impossible not to exceed this ratio. And since rent and bills have to be paid first, other essential needs such as food and clothing get cut.

The goal?

In collaboration with our network of agencies, our goal is to help young and old access adequate food and housing.


By providing lasting solutions so that individuals and families can meet their essential needs.

By supporting concrete actions that aim to:

How much?

In 2017-2018, 15% of our investments will go towards TAKING CARE OF THE ESSENTIALS.

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