The 370 agencies supported by Centraide put in place innovative and original initiatives to fight poverty and exclusion. These initiatives have in common the fact that they provide lasting solutions while promoting participation, self-reliance, empowerment, a feeling of belonging and mutual support among people.
A gathering place for the residents of its local neighbourhood. In collective gardens, people not only grow fruits and vegetables, they also lay down the roots of a solid mutual-support network.
An initiative to help future mothers in a situation of poverty give birth to healthy babies.
Small groups of people pool their time, money and skills to prepare economical, healthy and appetizing meals.
A unique learning centre for children and teens which promotes a healthy lifestyle, academic perseverance, excellence and openness to the world.
An initiative to coach, support and counsel parents of street-involved youth.
A mutual-support group which invites immigrant fathers to reflect, discuss and share on the changes in their life, family relationships and social role.
An initiative to support families with a motor-impaired child in their efforts to integrate their child into a day-care facility.
A meeting place for women to break out of their isolation and build a friendship and mutual-support network.
A program to help as many Verdun youth as possible graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education.
An original initiative to help residents mobilize to improve their living and housing conditions.
An initiative to help families in a situation of poverty during the back-to-school period.
A group-purchasing initiative to provide low-income people with fresh fruits and vegetables.
A welcoming place for families, newcomers and lone individuals in the eastern part of the Villeray neighbourhood.
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