Uniting forces
to reduce poverty in Montreal neighbourhoods

No company can fix complex issues like poverty or bring about significant social change alone.

Montreal neighbourhoods have been mobilizing for several years around collective actions to improve living conditions in their communities. Launched and coordinated by Centraide of Greater Montreal, the Collective Impact Project aims to increase the impact of local mobilization to achieve significant results in poverty reduction.  

To accomplish this, Centraide brings together dozens of partners (philanthropic foundations and strategic partners) to provide financial support and other contributions to neighbourhoods according to their priorities, including the changes they want to see and the actions needed to bring their vision to fruition.

In addition to financial assistance and other contributions, participating neighbourhoods benefit from support, planning assistance, and the structuring and evaluation of their collective processes.

Intensive support is currently offered in five Montreal neighbourhoods, and moderate support is provided to 12 additional neighbourhoods.

Since CIP’s establishment in spring 2016, neighbourhood projects have brought about lasting changes across several dimensions of poverty, including food security, housing, inclusion, academic and job success, and communal infrastructure and equipment.

One common goal: reduce poverty

17 neighbourhoods in action
neighbourhood round tables, agencies, and other partners

Lasting impacts

on the living conditions of vulnerable people

Involved citizens

They are a driving force behind every decision and action

We went to meet three neighborhoods participating in the CIP to collect their testimonies on the evolution of projects and the lever effect of the CIP in their environment. Learn more about Mercier-Ouest, Peter-McGill and Ville-Émard / Côte-Saint-Paul through the eyes of representatives of neighborhood tables, organizations involved, and citizens. See how they mobilize their community and promote collective action to have more impact on poverty reduction.

9 Foundation Partners

  • Foundation of Greater Montreal
  • Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation
  • Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation
  • McConnell Foundation
  • Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation
  • Molson Foundation
  • Pathy Family Foundation
  • Silver Dollar Foundation
  • Trottier Family Foundation

3 Strategic Partners

  • City of Montreal
  • Coalition montréalaise des Tables de quartier
  • Montreal Regional Public Health Department

17 Target Montreal Neighbourhoods

  • Ahuntsic
  • Bordeaux-Cartierville
  • Centre-Sud
  • Côte-des-Neiges
  • Lachine
  • LaSalle
  • Mercier-Est
  • Mercier-Ouest
  • Montréal-Est
  • Ouest-de-l’Île
  • Parc Extension
  • Peter-McGill
  • Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • Rosemont
  • Saint-Léonard
  • Saint-Michel
  • Ville-Émard / Côte-Saint-Paul