Types of investment

The investments made by Centraide R-Y come mainly from donations received as part of our annual campaign. Centraide is sometimes entrusted with special funds to be invested within the framework of specific partnerships.

Through its financial assistance, Centraide Richelieu-Yamaska ​​wishes to produce a leverage effect in order to strengthen the forces present in the funding structure of organizations and act in complementarity with other funders.


Centraide maintains its support for organizations that are already associated, insofar as their mission falls within the social orientations of Centraide and that they always present the best conditions for action as well as the ability to demonstrate a real social impact.

This fund is used to support structuring projects resulting from specific needs essential to the achievement of the mission of the organizations. The importance of the project or its urgency will be taken into account when analyzing and prioritizing the recommendations; the processing times set for each application will also take this into account.

The Community Development Initiatives Fund is based on the mission, vision, values ​​and orientations of Centraide. It is a means that the organization has adopted to respond to salient needs, new or unmet, by supporting emerging collective projects that are rooted in their community.

For the period covering 2021 to 2024, The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation has entered into an agreement with the Centraides of Quebec to provide additional funding to organizations.

“Projet Réussite Jeunesse” offers a additional financial leverage for Centraides in order to increase the capacity to act of organizations and territorial initiatives that support young people so that they can facilitate the continuity of the social and educational path.

Centraide Richelieu-Yamaska ​​participates in the Community Services Recovery Fund, an investment $400 million in charities and nonprofits.

Charities and nonprofits are playing a leading role more than ever to provide solutions to persistent and complex social problems affecting Canadians. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment by the Government of Canada to help charities and non-profits build their resilience by investing in their people, their organizations and the innovation of their programs.

Centraide Richelieu-Yamaska ​​is proud to participate in the Community Services Recovery Fund, a collaboration between United Way Centraide Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and Community Foundations of Canada to provide funding to organizations communities, including not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous governing bodies and registered charities located across Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a response to the current needs of charities and nonprofits. It will help them adapt to the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

< strong>Community service organizations can submit their application between January 6 and February 21, 2023.

Visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca for information on how to apply, resources for applicants and to register for webinars.

The programs

The objectives of the program are to reduce the monetary impact caused by the start of the school year and to allow better integration of less privileged children, which in the long term can prevent school dropout. This program is directly related to our funding priorities: to fight poverty and impoverishment, and to promote the autonomy and well-being of individuals and families.

The social delegate service, developed for Centraide jointly with the FTQ, is a program that helps, like the role of street workers, but which is adapted to the workplace.

It is a support network based on listening, in order to refer members who express the need to community and professional resources. The network responds to the many needs of its members: problems related to the organization of work, personal problems (drug addiction, family, etc.), problems requiring a crisis intervention method (threat of suicide, chronic depression).</ p>

Our Impact in the Community in 2023-2024

Need additional information?

For more information on the eligibility criteria, principles and guidelines guiding the analysis of financial assistance applications, contact Yaneth Gomez at 450 773-6679 or by email at organisations@centraidery.org.