Community Development

We invest in initiatives that build community capacity and promote community well-being, including support to Indigenous communities, visible minorities, newcomers and at-risk youth. 

In 2021, we devoted 28% of our overall community investments to community development programs, focusing on social entrepreneurship. In the same period, 11% of the amount invested in community development was given to United Way/Centraide campaigns.

OUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

204

organizations supported in 2021, including

37

of those dedicated to the fight against homelessness and poverty

Organizations Rooted in the Community

None

Windmill Microlending came to the aid of skilled immigrants and refugees by providing 970 new low interest loans, allowing them to continue their careers in Canada.

None

For the last three years, close to 1,000 members of the Inukjuammiut community have had the opportunity to participate in programming organized by One Drop's Pirursiivik greenhouse and social art project.

None

Dans la rue helped meet the immediate needs of more than 1,000 homeless and at-risk youth in Montreal.

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