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Let's all lend a hand
Without the burden of poverty and exclusion, we can all rise up.
AND THE COMMUNITY AGENCIES THAT COME TO THEIR AID
Centraide at a glanceOur mission
We collect and invest funds locally to fight poverty and social exclusion.
We support a network of community agencies, as well as effective, unifying collective projects.
Our actions leave a lasting impact on the living conditions of the most vulnerable members of society.
IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Every community is unique. By forming strong connections with each community, we are able to learn about their needs and help them address the challenges of poverty and exclusion.
Laval, Montreal and South Shore communities
and collective projects supported
or 1 in 5 people in Greater Montreal
on many dimensions of poverty
Fighting poverty requires action on several fronts. We need to ensure that people have access to food and a roof over their heads, that youth are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, and that vulnerable and marginalized people can emerge from isolation. Local communities need support to face all of these challenges.
Support youth success
Agencies and projects to help put youth on the path to success.
DID YOU KNOW ?
School dropout rates are two and half times higher for students in disadvantaged areas. Poverty increases the risk of dropping out, just as dropping out of school leads to poverty. It’s a vicious cycle.
Take care of the essentials
Agencies and projects to ensure food security and access to adequate housing.
DID YOU KNOW ?
One in three households in Greater Montreal devotes too much of their income to paying rent, which jeopardizes their ability to meet other basic needs such as food, clothing, and transportation.
Break social isolation
Agencies and projects to break the social isolation of those most affected by social exclusion.
DID YOU KNOW?
People experience social exclusion because of their age, ethnocultural origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical or mental disabilities and health issues. Social isolation impedes their ability to reach their full potential.
Build caring communities
Agencies and projects to help local communities build unifying living environments.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Local communities play a leading role in improving the conditions of their neighbourhoods. They create collective projects that address pertinent issues such as food systems, social housing development, and more.
Read our blog articles for a better understanding of our actions on the ground, including current issues, testimonials and infographics.
It’s impossible to imagine Centraide without the support of volunteers who help carry out fundraising activities, offer assistance to community agencies, and more. Join our strong and diverse network of volunteers, driven by values of mutual aid and solidarity.