Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent philanthropic organization founded in 1975 and managed by a voluntary board of directors which is representative of the community. Centraide raises donations from the public to support a vast network of community agencies that help individuals and families in a situation of poverty in Laval, on Montreal Island and on the South Shore.
Centraide of Greater Montreal launched its 40th annual fundraising campaign with the March of 1,000 Umbrellas. The goal of this campaign, the biggest movement of caring and solidarity in Quebec, is to raise $57 million by the end of December. That’s about $1 million more than last year. This money will be used to support 362 community agencies that help one person in seven in Greater Montreal: young children, youth and families, seniors, newcomers, and people with disabilities or mental health problems.
Every Montréal borough is like a little world in itself, with its own social, economic and cultural dimensions. The multiethnic population and numerous prestigious institutions of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce give it an especially distinctive personality.
Profiles of Montréal boroughs are produced by a specialized team of Center city. Data obtained to produce these profiles are gathered notably from Statistics Canada. All information (in French) can be found in the dedicated section of the city's website: Montréal en statistiques. To consult the socio-demographic and economic profiles of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, click here.
The Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale contributes to the social development and economic prosperity of Québec.
- Financial support program for government orientations on community action and volunteer action
The Fonds d’aide à l’action communautaire autonome (FAACA) (fund for independent community action) ensures financial assistance for organizations and umbrella organizations within the framework of the Financial support program for government orientations on community action and volunteer action:
Emploi-Québec is an independent service unit that has signed a performance and accountability agreement with the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail. With a significant budget and considerable human resources, it is a major government agency. Emploi-Québec strives to help the Québec government achieve its objectives by promoting a competitive economy and social solidarity.
The Foundation of Greater Montreal helps individuals, families, and organizations establish philanthropic funds for their selected causes in the areas of education, health, social development, arts and culture, and the environment. The FGM manages the assets of the philanthropic funds and guides donors by identifying the most pressing issues in the community and the organizations and activities that support them. It also actively promotes the development of philanthropy as an important lever for the well-being of the community in Greater Montreal.
Since its creation, the Foundation of Greater Montreal has distributed more than $30M in grants to charitable organizations in the greater metropolitan. Every year, our community engagement committee studies all requests received and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and to donors. If you are a not-for-profit organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, you may be eligible to one of our Grant Programs.
L’Initiative montréalaise de soutien au développement social local is a joint program of Centraide of Greater Montreal, the City of Montreal and the Montreal Public Health Department. It aims to improve the quality of life and living conditions of the people of Montreal by financially supporting neighbourhood round tables. These round tables coordinate, in their respective neighbourhoods, the work of partners who belong to different networks (community, municipal, educational, etc.) and operate in different areas of intervention (youth, mental health, food security, etc.). The Coalition montréalaise des tables de quartier, an association of 29 neighbourhood round tables, one in each neighbourhood or borough, is also a partner in the initiative. Centraide’s contribution accounts for a little over 50% of the funding provided by this initiative.
La mission de l'Agence* est d'assurer la gouvernance du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux de la région de Montréal afin d'en améliorer la performance et, ainsi, contribuer à l'amélioration de la santé et du bien-être de la population.
Ses principales responsabilités sont:
- d’évaluer l’état de santé et de bien-être de la population;
- d’identifier les besoins et définir l’offre de service sur le territoire;
- d'initier, de guider les efforts de prévention et d'y participer;
- d’assurer l’intégration et la cohérence des services et des soins sur son territoire;
- de faciliter l’accès aux services et la continuité des soins;
- d'assurer la participation de la population à la gestion du réseau;
Montréal is composed of 19 boroughs that hold specific powers. Each borough has its own budget. Each borough offers direct services to the population in areas including cleanliness of public places, maintenance, municipal road repair, distribution of drinking water, sports and cultural activities, local parks, social development and urban planning. Each borough is managed by a director who reports to the borough council. Contact us by phone: Call 311 (Outside Montréal: 514-872-0311). Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You are welcome to attend regular council meetings, usually held on the first Monday of the month and take the opportunity to bring your concerns to the attention of your elected representatives.Meetings start at 7 p.m. If you wish to ask questions, you must register between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m., the night of the meeting. Lots are drawn before the beginning of each meeting to determine the order in which residents will speak.