2017 result and Solidaires

From left to right : Gilbert Dumas, City Councillor, Marc-Aurèle-Fortin district, City of Laval, James C. Cherry, Corporate Director, Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director, Centraide of Greater Montreal, and Louis Audet, President and CEO.


Centraide of Greater Montreal marks the end of its annual campaign with a result of over $56M

The commitment of workplaces and community agencies honoured with the Solidaires Awards


Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased to announce that the result of its 2017 campaign to fight the impact of poverty and social exclusion on vulnerable people was $56,165,000. The result was announced today at a recognition event held at the Société des Arts Technologiques attended by outgoing campaign co-chairs Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco, and James C. Cherry, Corporate Director, along with about 350 guests.

Centraide also handed out 14 Solidaires Awards and a special "Coup de coeur" to honour the commitment of workplaces and community agencies in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

The winners of the Solidaires to Agencies are:

Option consommateurs, Solidaires Empowerment
Centre d’entraide régional d’Henryville (CERH) for the FruiGumes mobile farmer’s market, Solidaires Mobilization
Volunteer Team, Legal Information Clinic, Women's Y of Montreal (YWCA), Solidaires Citizen Involvement
Vicky Blanchard, Volunteer, Maison de la Famille de St-François (Laval), Solidaires Citizen Involvement
Natalie Chapman, Retired Executive Director, WIAIH: for people with an intellectual disability or autism, Solidaires Leadership
Valérie Fortier, Psychosocial Counsellor and Project Manager, Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale (AQPAMM), Solidaires NextGen

The winners of the Solidaires to Companies are:

Saputo, Solidaires Corporate Commitment, 1,000 plus employees
Rolls-Royce Canada, Solidaires Corporate Commitment, 999 employees or less
CAE, Solidaires Mobilization, 1,000 plus employees
Cogeco, Solidaires Mobilization, 999 employees or less
Investissement Québec, Solidaires StartUp
TechAide, Solidaires Innovation
Les syndicats (SCFP-FTQ : Sections locales 1500, 5735, 2000, 4785, 957, 4250; SPIHQ, SPSI) et les associations (APCPNHQ, APRHQ) d’Hydro-Québec, Solidaires Union Leadership
Mario Di Bernardo, Branch Manager, Place Portobello Branch, RBC Royal Bank, Solidaires Citizen Involvement
Josée St-Onge, Partner, Quebec Risk Assurance Leader, PwC, Coup de cœur, Solidaires Citizen Involvement

The Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award, which honours a major volunteer’s exceptional contribution to advancing the mission of Centraide of Greater Montreal, was given to Paul Desmarais, Jr.

At the awards event, Centraide also launched a photo exhibit dedicated to the winners of the Solidaires to Community Agencies. Over the year, this exhibit will travel to partner companies in the Centraide campaign. The public is also invited to vote online for their favourite photos at exposolidaires.centraide.org.