Media invitation - New investments for Greater Montreal agencies

MONTRÉAL, June 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal, Lili-Anna Pereša, cordially invites media representatives to a press conference on new social investments for Greater Montreal agencies.

Given that World Refugee Day is coming up on June 20, Centraide will talk about the needs and challenges of integrating Syrian immigrants and refugees, particularly in Laval, where the immigrant population has grown three times faster than it has in Montreal.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Press conference
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


Relais communautaire de Laval
111 Laurentides Blvd., Office 101
Laval (Pont-Viau)

The meeting will be attended by:

  • Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director, Centraide of Greater Montreal
  • Mario Régis, Vice President for Social Development, Centraide of Greater Montreal
  • Denise Ouimet, Director, Relais communautaire de Laval
  • Lana Kanaan, Syrian refugee support worker, Relais communautaire de Laval
  • Carole Charvet, Director, Carrefour d'Intercultures de Laval (CIL)
  • Two Syrian refugees


About Centraide

Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a board of directors that is representative of the community. It serves Laval, Montreal, and the South Shore. About 57,000 volunteers are involved with the agencies that it supports, and 22,000 volunteers work on its annual campaign. Centraide is supported by private, public and parapublic corporations and institutions as well as large trade unions that hold 1,600 workplace campaigns every year.   


SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal

For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Advisor, Centraide of Greater Montreal, 514-288-1261, extension 242,


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