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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community sector has responded to the crisis with an extraordinary response from thousands of staff members and volunteers who are on the front lines helping vulnerable people. 

Centraide of Greater Montreal has innovated with the launch of a special COVID-19 release of its Radar, a collaborative digital tool that provides the public and local stakeholders with a map of all food assistance agencies in the Montreal Metropolitan Community that are open or closed during the crisis.

The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation is providing $2.5M in funding to the Centraides of Quebec for a project to support youth amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the launch of its COVID-19 Emergency Fund on March 25, Centraide of Greater Montreal has been helping front-line community agencies cope with the crisis by giving them resources and tools to take quick action on the ground to support vulnerable people.  

Centraide of Greater Montreal’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund to help vulnerable people has raised over $5M to date. 

Many Centraide partners have responded to the call to contribute to the COVID-19 emergency fund since its launch last Friday. To date, we have received a financial commitment for more than $3M.

March 20, 2020 

Emergency Fund

Centraide of Greater Montreal is calling on everyone's generosity so that we can implement exceptional measures to help isolated and vulnerable people in Greater Montreal. Requests for assistance are exploding, and we need your support to continue the collective effort and get through this crisis.

March 13, 2020 


The COVID-19 pandemic makes us all more vulnerable as we worry about the spread of the disease, work interruptions, financial insecurity, upheavals in our daily routines, and our loss of social life.

Centraide of Greater Montreal raised $59.7M during its 2019 campaign. This exceptional result never before achieved by the organization was announced this evening by campaign co-chairs Éric Martel, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, and Andrew Lutfy, President and CEO of Groupe Dynamite and Carbonleo, who participated in the Solidaires recognition event that was attended by 350 guests from workplaces and the community sector.

Today, professional athletes and 660 corporate employees spent their lunch break taking part in the 22nd RBC Challenge for Centraide, a relay race up the steps of Place Ville Marie, and raised $350,000 from the event.

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