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Build back stronger: Supporting Centraide of Greater Montreal with a $1 million donation to support inclusion and resilience

December 16, 2021 | Giving and sponsorships

To help eliminate barriers to full economic inclusion, BMO is donating $1 million to Centraide of Greater Montreal. The gift will support the development of the second phase of an innovative tech project to better understand and anticipate social issues.

The project will provide an overview of social investments made in Greater Montreal to optimize them and avoid potential service gaps, achieved by compiling information and data sets. This will allow stakeholders to better understand the situation, identify priority or emerging social issues (such as housing, mental health, young people’s academic success), and better direct investments to support vulnerable people.

“The pandemic has shown how important it is to join forces to help those in need. At the start of the crisis, we launched a pilot project to align and coordinate food security efforts. BMO’s donation will allow us to continue to develop this collaborative digital project and expand its scope to anticipate social issues. Fragmented information held by multiple stakeholders will be pooled so that actions can be better coordinated based on needs.” 
– Claude Pinard, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal

“BMO is proud to partner with charitable organizations to deliver transformational change in support of communities we serve. The innovative solutions delivered by Centraide, that directly address the challenges of fighting poverty and social exclusion across Greater Montreal, are invaluable supports helping to eliminate barriers for inclusion throughout our community. Partnering with Centraide is a highly effective way to make an impact – and I encourage all interested in helping to make a difference to reach out to Centraide today.”

– Darryl White, CEO of BMO Financial Group

Learn more about BMO’s recent donations.

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