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Centraide Campaign surpasses goal!

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Special Yoga Class for Centraide!

Faculty of Education

Centraide Events
November 28th

Education Talent Show


Monday November 18th
10:30 - 1:30
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Lobby - 2nd Floor

Arts, Books & Cupcakes for Centraide

Books: $2 each or 3 for $5
Cupcakes: small $1 large $2

Unsold books will be donated to Share the warmth

November 21st 6:00p.m.
Faculty Club

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Centraide Trivia

Thomson House Trivia Night
Date: November 12, 6:30pm: Thomson House Ballroom

Take part in Montreal's most polite recurring Trivia Event!Come as a team or join one on the fly. There will be gift certificates!

Faculty of Medicine

Jeans Day!

Similar to last year, for the month of November you are invited to wear jeans every Friday. For a donation of $5 you can wear your jeans and show your support!  “Jean Fridays” may be purchased in advance or on the actual day. An early bird special running from Monday, October 28th and Friday November 1st is available for those who want to purchase “Jean Fridays” for the five Fridays in the month of November at 5 Fridays at the price $20.00. Please hand-in your money to your supervisor or contact Tasha Ayinde or Leo Teatero for drop-off/pick-up.

Friday, October 18, 2013
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thomson House
Trivia Quiz
For Centraide

October 22nd, 6:30pm @ Thomson House

Join a special Trivia Night to kick off this year's Centraide campaign. There will be one special round on social issues and Centraide by the co-chair of the year's campaign (BTW it is the guy who hosts most of the trivia rounds). So come as a team, or join one when you arrive, answer some questions, and win tons of Thomson House gift certificates!


Check out our McGill Centraide Angels picture page on Facebook




Raffle Winner

Kelly Race, a McGill student in Occupational Therapy, won the 50/50 raffle and shared the total collected amount of $1,854 equally with Centraide.  Kelly’s share of $927 will come in handy for her upcoming internship in Africa in January!

Centraide Campaign Highlights


McGill and Centraide

Centraide's March of 1000 Umbrellas

On Tuesday October 1st, Centraide held it's annual March of 1000 Umbrellas. It was a beautiful summer-like day and McGill fielded a large contingent including Principal Suzanne Fortier,  Kevin Whittaker, Michael Di Grappa, Peter Todd, members of the McGill Redmen football team, Marty the Martlet and many others! Click on the play button below to see a short slideshow of images from the event and click on the link to read about it in the McGill Reporter.


Give a little bit

Co-chairs Michael Di Grappa (Vice-Principal, Administration and Finance) and Peter Todd (Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management), join forces with student accapella singing club Tonal Ecstasy to encourage the McGill community to "give a little bit" to Centraide.

McGill's Centraide Angels


You can make a difference in your communities

Welcome to the launch of the 2013 McGill Centraide Campaign – an opportunity for us to come together as a strong McGill community and reach out and help hundreds of thousands of fellow Montrealers in need.

In these exceptionally uncertain economic times, it is the vulnerable and disenfranchised who face the greatest challenges. There is a heartbreaking irony that as world markets dominate the news, the growing number of those most harshly affected tend to become increasingly invisible. In spite of these daunting circumstances, over 360 Centraide agencies across Greater Montreal continue to support their communities and meet the needs of half-a-million Montrealers. That’s nearly one in ten Montrealers. You probably know some of the people who need or benefit from a Centraide agency.

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As members of the McGill community, we can have a significant and positive impact on our community and those in need of our help – many of whom may be our neighbours, colleagues and relatives. In the days to come, we will be sending you an email that gives you an easy and secure option to make your pledge online through payroll deductions – or indicate another preferred payment format.

While it may be that many of us worry if we can afford the demands on our own lives, and that the little we might be able to spare may not make much of a dent, please know that even a few dollars donated from each payroll can make a very big difference in making the lives of others much, much better.


What and who Centraide supports – and how

Located directly in the communities they help, Centraide agencies reach out directly to those who are isolated, in distress, and experiencing the pains of poverty such as family break-downs, violence, poor health and nutrition, substance abuse, and child development difficulties.

 Some agencies are less well-known than other charities and causes and face even greater challenges in raising money to help their communities. And yet their work is so important, so they count on Centraide to help them serve the many needs of their communities such as serving healthy meals to people on limited means; supporting people transitioning from poverty to a better and more stable situation; teaching good nutrition to new mothers; providing services to newly arrived immigrants; supporting families coping with relatives with physical or mental disabilities; after school programs like sports and tutoring for children living in poverty or who are at risk, and so much more.



How to Donate

Your donation makes our whole community stronger.

Thanks to those who have
already donated.

For faculty and staff

You can make regular payroll deductions or a one-time payment through payroll, your bank or credit card. You will be receiving an email with a special unique link that permits you to make your donation online. If you have misplaced or deleted your email with the unique link, not to worry we will be resending that email the week of November 12th.

If you  wish to make your donation using a paper pledge form, please contact helene [dot] marion [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Hélène Marion) or nancy [dot] wong [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nancy Wong)

Online credit card donation form for Students, Faculty and Staff

 For your donation to be included as part of the McGill Centraide campaign, go to DONATE NOW on the Centraide website and check the box: “I'd like my donation to be associated with the Centraide campaign at the company or organiz-ation where I work”, then fill in “McGill University”, in the Company Name space

We are now on Twitter @McGillCentraide! Give us a follow for news and event info

Articles about McGill-Centraide

Why Centraide matters: a first-person account

A McGill employee at Centraide checks in