A new collaborative model

Persistent and complex social problems require a comprehensive and integrated approach as well as innovative solutions. The Collective Impact Project (CIP) proposes a new collaborative model to better support Montreal neighbourhoods in their fight against poverty and social exclusion.

Eight major foundations and three strategic partners

Eight major foundations, three community and institutional partners (the Coalition montréalaise des Tables de quartier, the Ville de Montréal and the Direction régionale de la santé publique de Montréal [DRSP]) have joined Centraide of Greater Montreal for this project. Together, we are coordinating support strategies to help neighbourhoods achieve more significant results in the fight against poverty. The partner foundations have committed to providing $21,5M over five years.

An invitation to all neighbourhoods

During the period from 2016 to 2022, the CIP helped 17 neighbourhoods implement their action plans as part of a general integrated approach to development. Projects were undertaken in various sectors: housing, food, inclusion, strengthening infrastructure, and educational achievement. The projects that received backing were developed collectively in conjunction with citizens and various local stakeholders such as community organizations and representatives of the borough, the healthcare and education networks, and the business world.

In 2022, the second phase of the project was launched with the aim of pursuing existing projects and starting new ones in different neighbourhoods. The CIP is now inviting all Montreal neighbourhoods to effect change in their communities by tackling their most pressing local problems.


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Activity report

Click on the image to view the 2021-2022 Activity Report

Click on the image to view the 2020-2021 Activity Report

Click on the image to view the 2019-2020 Activity Report

Our impact at a glance

Click on the image to view the 2018-2019 Activity Report

Click on the image to view the 2017-2018 Activity Report

Click on the image to view the 2016-2017 Activity Report


Key facts

  • A unique collaborative model
  • 8 large foundations involved
  • One common objective: reduce poverty and social exclusion

Priority actions identified collectively to improve the living conditions for the residents of Montreal’s neighbourhoods.