The commitment of workplaces and community agencies
honoured with the Solidaires Awards
MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased to announce that the result of its 2017 campaign to fight the impact of poverty and social exclusion on vulnerable people was $56,165,000. The result was announced today at a recognition event held at the Société des Arts Technologiques attended by outgoing campaign co-chairs Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco, and James C. Cherry, Corporate Director, along with about 350 guests.
Centraide also handed 14 Solidaires Awards and a special Coup de Coeur to honour the commitment of workplaces and community agencies in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.
The winners of the Solidaires to Agencies are:
- Option consommateurs, Solidaires Empowerment
- The FruiGumes mobile farmer's market, Centre d'entraide régional d'Henryville (CERH), Solidaires Mobilization
- Volunteer Team, Legal Information Clinic, Women's Y of Montreal (YWCA), Solidaires Citizen Involvement
- Vicky Blanchard, Volunteer, Maison de la Famille de St-François (Laval), Solidaires Citizen Involvement
- Natalie Chapman, Retired Executive Director, WIAIH: for people with an intellectual disability or autism, Solidaires Leadership
- Valérie Fortier, Psychosocial Counsellor and Project Manager, Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale (AQPAMM), Solidaires NextGen
The winners of the Solidaires to Companies are:
- Saputo, Solidaires Corporate Commitment, 1,000 plus employees
- Rolls-Royce Canada, Solidaires Corporate Commitment, 999 employees or less
- CAE, Solidaires Mobilization, 1,000 plus employees
- Cogeco, Solidaires Mobilization, 999 employees or less
- Investissement Québec, Solidaires StartUp
- TechAide, Solidaires Innovation
- Les syndicats (SCFP-FTQ : Sections locales 1500, 5735, 2000, 4785, 957, 4250; SPIHQ, SPSI) et les associations (APCPNHQ, APRHQ) d'Hydro-Québec, Solidaires Union Leadership
- Mario Di Bernardo, Branch Manager, Place Portobello Branch, RBC Royal Bank, Solidaires Citizen Involvement
- Josée St-Onge, Partner, Quebec Risk Assurance Leader, PwC, Coup de cœur, Solidaires Citizen Involvement
The Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire Award, which honours a major volunteer's exceptional contribution to advancing the mission of Centraide of Greater Montreal, was given to Paul Desmarais, Jr.
At the awards event, Centraide also launched a photo exhibit dedicated to the winners of the Solidaires to Community Agencies. Over the year, this exhibit will travel to partner companies in the Centraide campaign. The public is also invited to vote online for their favourite photos at exposolidaires.centraide.org.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is active in the territories of Laval, Montreal and the South Shore. About 57,000 volunteers are involved with the 350 agencies that it supports, and 22,000 volunteers work on its annual campaign. 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 raised is invested locally to break the cycle of poverty and social exclusion.
SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal
For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Advisor, 514-288-1261, extension 242, [email protected]