Communities take the lead
In 2022, we consulted partners to better understand what communities need and where to focus our efforts. Based on this guidance, we updated our approach to primarily fund groups led by members of the communities they serve. Fully integrating this new approach will take time and there may be bumps along the way. But we are committed to changing our practices to ensure resources flow in the most appropriate and impactful ways.
We supported 50 organizations in 2022, allocating over $8 million in funding to partners looking to accelerate and amplify positive change in their communities.
In 2022, our Communities team hosted nearly 200 office hours to guide organizations as they considered applying for funding. We also hosted a pair of webinars outlining our new Communities strategy, which reached more than 250 partners.
Collaboration and collective action
We support organizations to collaborate and achieve shared outcomes that may otherwise be out of reach.
$1,014,000 contribution in 2020-2025
Collective Impact Project: A collaborative model to reduce poverty in Montreal neighbourhoods
We support organizations that advance policies or policy change in favour of economic and social justice, and that reduce barriers experienced by equity-deserving groups.
$538,200 Contribution in 2022-2024