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Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion: Nearly $250,000 granted to various projects

13 avril 2018

At its monthly general meeting on April 3, Saint-Laurent Council agreed to grant a total of $242,374 to 11 local organizations for 12 projects to combat poverty and social exclusion. 

This financial assistance is being provided under an administrative agreement between Ville de Montréal and the Québec government's Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale on the management of the Fonds québécois d'initiatives sociales, within the scope of alliances for solidarity. The projects were selected following a call for proposals and were evaluated by a jury on March 8, 2018.  

"The fight against poverty and social exclusion is a major issue for us. We want to enable the entire Saint-Laurent population to integrate harmoniously and benefit from the same opportunities. This financial assistance granted to organizations can make a big difference in the quality of life of the most disadvantaged," stated Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent.

Here is the list of organizations that will receive a financial contribution for their project: 

  • Accueils au cœur de l'enfance: Le petit chemin : Un milieu de vie pour les enfants à Chameran, $20,000
  • Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi St-Laurent: Génération active, $26,780
  • Centre communautaire Bon Courage de Place Benoit: Club Copain du monde, $20,000
  • Centre d'action bénévole et communautaire Saint-Laurent: Appels sécuritaires,
    $12,000
  • Centre d'initiatives pour le développement communautaire - l'UnitéIntervenant scolaire volant, $28,000  
  • Comité des organismes sociaux de Saint-Laurent (COSSL): Le Rendez-vous laurentien de l'emploi, $15,042
  • Maison des familles de Saint-Laurent: Paré pour l'hiver, $12,500
  • Maison des familles de Saint-Laurent: Coordination du Magasin-Partage de la rentrée scolaire et du Magasin-Partage de Noël, $27,500
  • Ressources jeunesse de St-Laurent (RJSL): L'Après-RJSL, $10,000
  • RAP Jeunesse: Projet M.A.R.C., $30,000    
  • VertCité: Ateliers Phénix, $25,000
  • Les YMCA du Québec- Saint-Laurent: Les groupes économes, $15,552