Centraide is reviewing its
investment strategy

Before determining which agencies and collective actions to support, Centraide establishes an investment strategy with broad guidelines on the use of the donations it receives, i.e. funding level and duration, distribution throughout the territory and among different needs (food security, mental health, seniors, youth). 

We began reviewing our investment strategy in fall 2019. Although the pandemic interrupted this work, the major and lasting social and financial effects of the health crisis impelled us to continue the process at the end of summer 2020. Centraide wants to ensure it remains as relevant as possible to counter the lasting impacts of the pandemic and help strengthen Greater Montreal’s communities.

Keep up with our progress leading up to the deployment of our new investment strategy on April 1, 2022 and don’t hesitate to send us your comments: [email protected]

Information for agencies
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Better understand the review process and ask questions.

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Stay informed about our progress with the new strategy.

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Additional documents

Enhance your understanding.

Find here the newsletters that have been sent to you.

Newsletter from April 18, 2023

Reminder of Webinars on Mutualization and DATAide and offers from Centraide’s network. Download

Newsletter from February 16, 2023

The outstanding results of the annual campaign, Solidaires Awards to agencies, Community Services Recovery Fund, DATAide and offers from Centraide’s network. Download

Newsletter from November 18, 2022

Centraide’s Financial Anxiety Report, DATAide and offers from Centraide’s network. Download

Newsletter from September 16, 2022

Solidaires, DATAide and offers from Centraide’s network. Download

Newsletter from May 25, 2022

DATAide and camps stays. Download

Newsletter from April 22, 2022

Investments contracts and confirmations, Direct support and DATAide. Download

Newsletter from March 22, 2022

Campaign results, launch of DATAide, launch of Projet Réussite Jeunesse and Investment strategy. Download

Newsletter from February 21, 2022

Support for the demands of the community. Download

Newsletter from December 15, 2021

Feedback on the webinar and offers from agencies and other partners. Download

Newsletter from November 16, 2021

Invitation to webinars, President and Executive Director tour of agencies and 2021 Centraide annual campaign. Download

Newsletter from October 25, 2021

An invitation to a webinar, new investments, an announcement from de President and Executive Director. Download

Newsletter from September 15, 2021

Towards Centraide’s new investment strategy. Download

Newsletter from June 29, 2021

Highlights of the financial results as of March 31, 2021. Download

Newsletter from June 9, 2021

Accumulated surplus and free training courses. Download

Newsletter from May 25, 2021

New web page about new investment strategy and revision of the reporting form. Download

Newsletter from April 29, 2021

Deployment of the investment strategy and evaluation process. Download

Newsletter from April 7, 2021

Additional information following the webinar on March 17. Download

Newsletter from February 22, 2021

New investment strategy highlights: Webinar invite. Download

Newsletter from February 4, 2021

A unique context, an unrivaled campaign: Solidarity in Greater Montreal! Download

Find here all additonal documents that have been sent to you.

Q&A #1 as of February 17, 2022: Download

Summary of the investment strategy: Download

Q&A #1 as of April 7, 2021: Download

The Solidaires are back! 

New strategy, new awards 

You’ve been waiting for a while now, but it’s official: the Solidaires Awards will be held in February 2023! 

Since we haven’t been able to get together over the past two years, we have decided to hold the next ceremony in person and celebrate this special moment! You will be advised of the location at a later date. Until then, we need you to choose the agencies that will be honoured during this evening. 

What are the Solidaires?  

The Solidaires honour the leadership and social commitment of companies, organizations, unions and individuals who support the Centraide campaign. They also recognize the exceptional contribution of the agencies and people engaged in community action and who strive every day to combat the effects of poverty and social exclusion for our community’s most vulnerable. 

It also allows community stakeholders to come together and socialize in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

You can catch up on the 2022 event (presented online last year as an exception and without specific awards being handed out) by visiting the Solidaires page

New award categories 

This year, we will be handing out 6 new awards in categories that are aligned with Centraide’s strategic social development orientations and new investment strategy. Depending on the category, awards may be given to agencies or collective initiatives (groups of agencies or stakeholders who join forces to take action on a specific social issue). Whether the award is individual or collective will be included in the description of each category. 

We want to recognize agencies whose strategies, over the past two years, have enabled them to: 

  • Developed effective equity, diversity and inclusion practices at their agencies and within their communities
  • Demonstrated the impact on the people they serve and/or within the community. 
  • Shared their strengths and expertise through joint projects. 
  • Implemented a digital transformation at their agency

It will also be an opportunity to recognize the contribution of: 

  • A citizen volunteer or a group of persons committed to his or her community 
  • A collective initiative or a space for solidarity that participated in an action with a strong social impact during the pandemic 

For the first time, Centraide would like to give the companies that participated in the 2022 campaign the chance to give an award to an agency that got involved in their campaign activities and whose mission and actions particularly encouraged the company’s teams to contribute. 



New this year. Applications can be made by : 

  • written form 
  • video (e.g. MP4 or MOV format, maximum length two minutes) 
  • audio (e.g. MP4 or MOV format, maximum length two minutes) 

To submit your application, we invite you to follow the steps below: 

  • Choose to submit the application in writing, by audio or by video. 
  • Fill out the form for the category you are applying for. For audio or video submissions, you must fill out the basic information in the award form to inform us of your submission. Audio or video files must be submitted in your agency’s personal file manager. 
  • Be sure to answer all questions accurately. For audio or video submissions you must read the question out loud before answering. 
  • Attach a letter of support for your application. (File this letter in your agency’s personal file manager). 

Link to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Form 

Link to Impact Form 

Link to Resource Sharing Project Form 

Link to Digital Transformation Form 

Link to Citizen Involvement 

Link to Supportive Communities 

Application deadline: September 30, 2022 

Thank you and good luck! 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at [email protected]

Find here the webinars to help you better understand the main aspects of our new investment strategy.

Webinar on December 6, 2021

Centraide of Greater Montreal’s investment strategy: View

Webinar on March 17, 2021

Centraide of Greater Montreal’s investment strategy: View

Webinar on October 29, 2020

Centraide of Greater Montreal’s investment strategy: View
Q&A: Download