To help families, children and youth overcome poverty.
Too many children live in families which lack the necessary resources and support to provide them with a favourable environment and conditions for their full development.
Immigrant families, which are numerous in Centraide’s territory, face additional challenges in integrating into their new community and guiding their children towards academic success.
Too many teenagers leave school without graduating. They are at risk of becoming young adults who will drift by on precarious and poorly paid jobs, and enter a cycle of poverty from which they will find it difficult to help their children escape.
Too many marginalized people are socially excluded and at greater risk than others of finding themselves in a situation of poverty: street kids, seniors living alone, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems, new arrivals, visible minorities.
Because poverty has an impact on people’s life expectancy.
Because during the course of our lives, we may one day find ourselves in a situation of poverty which, although temporary, can have a major impact on us, our families and many aspects of our lives.
Why choose Centraide?
By giving to Centraide, you are contributing to a network of caring that supports 370 community agencies which meet real needs (poverty, housing, food security, academic success, mental health, etc.) while helping 500,000 people in difficulty (children, youth, women, men, people with disabilities) in Laval, on Montreal Island and on the South Shore.
You are therefore supporting several causes and several population groups over a vast territory.
In collaboration with local social stakeholders, Centraide identifies the most pressing social needs in each of the districts it serves. Its funding decisions are made by allocations committees composed of volunteers with a good knowledge of social development, and also of people like you and me who are actively involved in their community.
The money donated to Centraide is invested judiciously for maximum impact on the less fortunate.
Every donation to Centraide is important. When pooled with the contributions of thousands of other donors and the investments of other social partners, your donation becomes a powerful lever for fighting poverty and social exclusion.
Every dollar donated to Centraide has an impact on the less fortunate.
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