Invest wisely
and receive significant results

In addition to the $24 million agencies have received since March 2020 to help them financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, between 2019 and 2020, $49.4 million was invested in the communities of Greater Montreal through 350 agencies and community projects. These investments were structured around four areas of action.

Support
youth success

32%

of our investments

15.8M$

invested

176

agencies supported including the CIP


Our strategies

  • Stimulate early childhood development
  • Encourage academic perseverance
  • Support parents and families
  • Prevent homelessness

A few results

90,000 children and parents connected with our network of around 30 family homes that offer aid and support across Greater Montreal.

90% of young dropouts returned to school after their stay at l’Ancre des Jeunes, an agency in Verdun.

850 marginalized youth receive support from street workers from PACT de rue each year. 

Take care
of the essentials

19%

of our investments

$8.4M

invested

138

agencies supported including the CIP


Our strategies

  • Facilitate access to housing
  • Ensure food security

A few results

40,000 people call on housing organizations in their neighbourhood each year to obtain information or support (finding housing, administrative procedures, unsanitary conditions, human rights defence, etc.).

1,207 people participated last year in collective kitchen activities organized by The Depot Community Food Centre in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

x15 is the leverage effect at Moisson Montréal, where each dollar invested allows them to distribute $15 worth of food to agencies that respond to more than 640,000 requests for food aid each month. 

Break
social isolation

26%

of our investments

$11.2M

invested

175

agencies supported including the CIP


Our strategies

  • Break the social isolation of seniors
  • Promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Support the integration of immigrants and refugees
  • Help people experiencing a crisis

A few results

830 seniors were contacted directly in their living environment (low-rental housing and high-rise housing units) by workers from Projet changement, an agency in Plateau-Mont-Royal.

354 newcomers took part in workshops offered by our agencies last year, which helped them to better understand Quebec culture from an inclusive perspective.

2,476 relatives of people with mental health issues received support last year from l’Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale (AQPAMM).

Build
caring communities

23%

of our investments

$10.2M

invested

176

agencies supported including the CIP


Our strategies

  • Bring neighbourhoods to life
  • Encourage volunteer action
  • Reinforce agency skills and leadership

A few results

35 neighbourhood round tables bring together community agencies, institutions (schools, police departments, municipalities, health establishments), stakeholders, and active citizens in Greater Montreal to improve living conditions in their community.

53 agencies in Greater Montreal connecting thousands of volunteers and hundreds of social organizations.  

190 community leaders have benefited from Leadership rassembleurTM training program that has been offered by Centraide and Dynamo for the past 13 years.