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Centraide of Greater Montreal has allocated over $24M in additional funding to 635 community agencies through its four emergency funds.

The co-chairs of Centraide’s 2020 campaign, Anne-Marie Hubert, EY Canada East Leader, and Michel M. Fortier, Vice-Chairman of RBC Capital Markets, along with Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal, announce the official launch of fundraising activities for a solidarity campaign for vulnerable people in Montreal, Laval, and the South Shore.

Centraide of Greater Montreal announced today that it invested and allocated over $65 million in 2019-2020 so that vulnerable people could benefit from essential support from community agencies in Laval, in Montreal, and on the South Shore. 

Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased to announce that it has received a $500,000 donation from the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation for the Youth Project.

In a time of many social and economic challenges, Centraide of Greater Montreal is already hard at work to prepare its upcoming annual fall fundraising campaign, which is crucial for community agencies that provide essential services to vulnerable populations.

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. 

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