Centraide of Greater Montreal launches new website

March 30, 2021 •  By Cristina Roque

Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased to unveil its new website, which was developed by Vortex Solution. This new tool is meant to be a source of information for everyone who wants to help in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

Giving habits and philanthropy trends are rapidly changing. As part of the accelerated digital shift brought on by the pandemic, Centraide will use this site to further meet the information needs of its different audiences, such as the public, donors, volunteers, agencies, social partners, and more.

The site has been redesigned to provide a brand-new browsing experience, whether from a phone, tablet or computer. The design and interface have been completely revamped to make it easier to search for and share information. The site provides information on Centraide’s impact, such as its areas of action, its strategies, its investments and their impact on the living conditions of vulnerable people, plus its actions related to COVID-19.

With this new web platform, Centraide also wants to reach a wider audience and make its mission better known to encourage people to contribute through donations, volunteering, or activities.

Putting poverty issues front and centre

The site offers visitors rich and diverse content that includes a brand-new blog and enhanced tools to help people discover community agencies and to increase the visibility of vital social issues.

The blog will be used to share Centraide’s social expertise and perspective on a variety of subjects, from current issues to agency actions and neighbourhood profiles, in multiple formats that include testimonials, infographics, and videos. A new feature also lets visitors filter content and easily share it on social networks.

A map of territories served and a directory of agencies and projects highlights the 350 agencies in Centraide’s network. These features let users learn more about agencies while discovering the needs and challenges of Greater Montreal’s cities and neighbourhoods through socioeconomic and sociodemographic profiles and data on living conditions and diversity. The agencies can be filtered by name, territory and area of action. Nearby agencies can also be found with searches by postal code.

Intuitive, bilingual, secure and dynamic, Centraide’s new website was developed to account for different needs and to adhere to accessibility standards for people with visual impairments. People can also subscribe to the Centraide newsletter as another effective way to stay informed.

About Centraide of Greater Montreal

Centraide of Greater Montreal is active in the territories of Laval, Montreal and the South Shore. It regularly supports a network of 350 agencies and collective projects every year. Centraide has a presence in 18 regions in Quebec and is supported by private, public and parapublic corporations and institutions as well as large trade unions. The money it raises is invested locally to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion. For more information: centraide-mtl.org.