No matter its size
every donation counts

Thanks to your support and trust, Centraide can increase its action to fight poverty and social exclusion in all Greater Montreal neighbourhoods and communities.

Every donation is important. When added to thousands of others, your gift becomes a powerful force to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people.

Your donation can make all the difference

Single donation

Each donation helps improve living conditions for thousands of children, youths, families and seniors. No matter how big or how small, your donation is important as it supports programs, activities and services that not only reduce the effects of poverty but also break the cycle of poverty that many children become trapped in.

In Montreal, one in three children grows up in a family in a situation of poverty that lacks the resources and support to provide each child with the right conditions to develop.


A gift of $50 will provide 1 year of home tutoring to help a student and their family catch up on academic ground lost due to remote schooling.


Monthly donation

Monthly donation is an effective way to help your community throughout the year. These donations go toward supporting the work of community agencies, assisting even more vulnerable people, implementing sustainable solutions and providing essential services throughout Greater Montreal.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people have fallen into food insecurity, meaning that they sometimes or often lack food.


A monthly donation of $20 (or $240 a year) will provide 240 frozen meals to families who have become food insecure due to the pandemic.


Benefits

  • Monthly giving is simple and practical!
  • You can give a higher amount that won’t impact your budget as much.
  • Pre-authorized debits are made on the 1st of each month from your bank account or credit card in the amount you choose.
  • You can always increase, decrease, suspend or cancel your donations at any time by contacting us.

You will receive an official tax receipt in the mail for all your donations for the year.

In Memoriam or Tribute Donation

Making a donation to Centraide of Greater Montreal in memory of someone who has passed away lets you show your sympathy while making a valuable contribution to your community.

But these donations are not just for sad events, as you can also make a donation to honour a loved one or celebrate an important event, starting with your own birthday. Forget the gifts and ask your friends to make donations to celebrate a special birthday milestone.  A baptism, wedding, graduation, or retirement are all events that can be celebrated with a tribute donation.

Your generosity can make all the difference


A donation of $25 will cover 1 hour of outreach for street youth, a group whose mental health has suffered during this difficult time.


Let others know about your contribution

For an in memoriam or tribute donation, you can let the family or the person you are honouring know about your act of generosity.

Your commitment can make all the difference!

Add your voice to ours by making a major donation on behalf of your company, organizing an employee campaign, lending your human resources, or donating advertising space. The commitment of Greater Montreal businesses and organizations is what allows Centraide to make such an impact on Greater Montreal’s social cohesion, which benefits us all.

Major gifts

These gifts are a unique way for your company to become socially involved and contribute to the well-being of Greater Montreal.

Centraide workplace campaign

What a great way to get people to come together! A campaign lets employees help improve the living conditions in their city or neighbourhood. Learn more

Matched donation

Motivate giving! Matching the amount that your employees raise will encourage them to donate.

Loaning or sponsoring human resources

These staff members provide an invaluable boost to the annual Centraide campaign. Learn more

Donations of ad space

A generous way to get the word out! These donations let Centraide raise public awareness around social issues without incurring advertising costs.

Planned Gifts

No matter the value of your estate, you can leave a legacy that enhances the well-being of your fellow Montrealers. Your planned gift will help build the future of Greater Montreal, a community that you care about and where your children, grandchildren and friends will surely follow in your footsteps of support and generosity.

Your legacy can make all the difference!

Gifts in wills

  • Preserve your current financial resources.
  • Can be changed at any time.
  • Give you freedom and flexibility in your giving strategy. Bequeath a set amount or a percentage of your estate.
  • Minimize your estate’s tax burden.

Gifts of life insurance

  • Make a significant donation at a lower cost.
  • Get a tax benefit adapted to your needs, either now or later for your estate.

Endowment fund

  • Increases the impact of your donation, either now or as a bequest in your will.
  • Provides an immediate tax break either now or later for your estate.
  • Possible contributions from family members and friends, either now or in the future.

Gifts of RRSPs or RRIFs

  • With these gifts, you can change your intentions at any time through your will.
  • Relieve your estate of the high tax rates applied to these assets.

Your planned gift is in good hands

The Centraide of Greater Montreal Foundation has a policy that guides its investment choices and ensures that a portion of the income goes to Centraide. The Foundation works with experienced external investment professionals so that its investment performance is in line with set goals. Your gift will become a multitude of lasting resources that live on in your community.

To learn more or if you have already left a gift in your will or made other planned giving arrangements, please fill out this form or contact Emanuel Euvrard at 514-437-3564.

Consult your financial advisor

The Planned Giving team can assist you in the strictest confidence. We also encourage you to contact your legal or financial advisor for more information about the type of charitable gift that best suits your goals and the needs of you and your family.