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We are currently conducting an in-depth review of our investment strategy. As a result, we have temporarily suspended the bank of agencies awaiting funding from Centraide. The new acceptance conditions will be detailed on this page as soon as they are available.


Only agencies that are recognized as charities by Canada Revenue Agency, and that work in the social field assisting disadvantaged groups in the territory served by Centraide of Greater Montreal, are eligible to register with the bank of agencies eligible for funding from Centraide of Greater Montreal.

Agencies whose primary mission is of a political, religious, cultural or environmental nature, or directly related to the fields of housing, international cooperation, sports and recreation, community economic development, employability, fundraising, medical research, physical health or day care, are not eligible for Centraide funding. As well, Centraide does not fund activities of a cultural (concerts, art exhibitions, choirs), sporting or strictly recreational nature (hockey teams, ski clubs, sports demonstrations).

In order to be eligible for Centraide funding,

an agency must:

  • Be a private non-profit organization (NPO).
  • Be incorporated and recognized as a charity, and have a charitable registration number issued by Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Offer services and activities within the territory served by Centraide of Greater Montreal (national, provincial and regional agencies must have an independent and representative division in Centraide of Greater Montreal’s territory).
  • Be managed by a board of directors composed of volunteers who are representative of the community served by the agency.
  • Have no affiliation or declared ties with any kind of religious or political group.
  • Make maximum use of volunteers at all levels of operation.
  • Carry out activities that meet Centraide’s agency funding criteria and are in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the document entitled
    Strategic social development orientations of Centraide of Greater Montreal.