How do you choose between rent and food? How do you stay concentrated in school with an empty stomach? Poverty and social exclusion are daily realities for about one out of six people and about one out of five children in Greater Montreal. Centraide raises money for organizations fighting this problem, saving them administrative fees and helping them focus on what counts.
Each year, McGill University faculty, students and staff raise funds for the vast network of community agencies supported by Centraide. Donations help vulnerable individuals and families on the Island of Montreal, in Laval and on the South Shore. Centraide focuses on organizations in the following areas of action:
1) Support Youth Success: Get young people on the road to success to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion.
2) Take Care of the Essentials: Help young and old access adequate food and housing.
3) Break Social Isolation: Make sure that everyone can fully participate and contribute in society, no matter what their age, sex, origin or abilities.
4) Build Caring Communities: Unite the strengths of residents and agencies so that together they can improve the living conditions in their neighbourhoods.
In 2015 alone, McGill raised a total of $525,607 for a variety of important causes!
For more information, see the Centraide Campaign website.