Our actions are driven by our capacity to...
Our commitment to the community
Our company takes its role off the ice very seriously, committing to contribute significantly to the welfare of the community. Our actions are driven by our ability to gather and inspire people, as well as our desire to improve the lives of those who need it most.
Our four pillars of action
Hockey fights cancer
The Montreal Canadiens participate annually in the Hockey Fights Cancer program, a League-wide initiative to raise awareness and funds for care and research to overcome this terrible disease. Thus, throughout November, awareness activities took place at the Bell Centre during games.
raised for Leucan through our lavender warm-up jersey auction
young members of Leucan attended the game, thanks to the generosity of businesses and owners of private suites at the Bell Centre
Leucan has supported children and their families who are affected by cancer for over 35 years.
amount raised by the players
Shaving heads for a good cause
Jeff Petry challenged seven of his teammates to shave their heads and donate funds to Leucan.
raised for the cause
Habs players, Youppi!, members of our medical team and fans teamed up with our Mo' Habs Mo' squad to raise funds in support of testicular and prostate cancer research.
Canadian cancer society
Brendan Gallagher, Angela Price and Bailey Weber visited the Jacques-Cantin House, where they met residents who are receiving cancer treatments.
patients from CHU Sainte-Justine, the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Shriners received a visit from the players
Visits to the montreal children's hospital
Initiated by the late Jean Béliveau, the annual visit to children’s hospital is a tradition that has a history of over 50 years.
people came to the blood drive
donors between ages of 18 to 24
current and former Canadiens players, players from Les Canadiennes, evenko and RDS celebrities were on-site
Canadiens-Evenko blood drive
The Canadiens-evenko Blood Donor Clinic is one of the largest blood donor clinics in Canada. Sun Life Financial and Diabetes Quebec were also on site, so donors could detect if they had diabetes at an information kiosk.
children from Sainte-Justine and the Jeunes en tête Foundation attended a game at the Bell Centre
Each year we participate in this initiative, which aims to increase awareness about mental health.
Canadiens cycling teams participated
raised by the Canadiens teams
Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie
For the 10th consecutive year, the Canadiens participated in the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, a spectacular 1,000km bike marathon organized to support research for orphan hereditary diseases and projects promoting healthy lifestyles.
educational activities based on the curriculum criteria established by the MELS du Québec
students educated by the program
students invited to the Bell Sports Complex to celebrate their accomplishments
Our program provides free educational tools on the theme of hockey for teachers of primary and secondary grades.Register
0 Academic Excellence Scholarships
awarded to student-athletes in hockey who achieved impressive academic results
- Andriana Calderone, Lac Saint Louis Warriors-Sud
- Sarah-Jane Côté, Champlain College Cougars - Lennoxville
- Joannie Garand, Édouard-Montpetit Cegep Lynx
- Florence Lessard, Limoilou Cegep Titans
- Michelle Thibault, Saint-Laurent Cegep Patriotes
- Mikisiw Awashish, Jonquière Élites
- Tomas Bordeleau, Esther-Blondin College Phénix
- Mavrik Bourque, Trois-Rivières Estacades
- Elliot Desnoyers, Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois
- William Dufour, Saint-François Séminaire Blizzard
- Mathieu Gagnon,Gatineau Intrépide
- Jacob Gaucher, Saint-Hyacinthe Gaulois
- Patrick Guay, Magog Cantonniers
- Zacharie Labrie, Amos Forestiers
- Francesco Lapenna, Laval-Montréal Rousseau-Royal
- Devon Levi, Lac Saint Louis Lyons
- Lucas Mercuri, Châteauguay Grenadiers
- Jérémie Poirier, Châteauguay Grenadiers
- Pierre-Olivier Roy, Lévis Chevaliers
- Vincent Sévigny, Trois-Rivières Estacades
- William Villeneuve, Magog Cantonniers
0 Academic and Athletic Success Scholarships
awarded to student-athletes in with exemplary athletic and scholastic performances
- Laurie Fontaine, Lynx du Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
- Audrey Gervais, Islanders du Collège John Abbott
- Gabrielle Rousseau, Cougars du Collège Champlain-Lennoxville
- Étienne Arseneau, Albatros du Collège Notre-Dame
- Jérémie Biakabutuka, Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne
- Justin Hryckowian, Lions du Lac St-Louis
- Félix Lafrance, Vikings de Saint-Eustache
Bursary Program with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence
This year, we presented $1,500 scholarships to student-athletes in men and women’s ice hockey between 15 and 18 years of age.
GUY LAFLEUR EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS - $6,000 scholarship over a 3-year period
GUY LAFLEUR AWARD OF MERIT WINNER - $1,000 scholarship
young athletes received a $1,000 scholarship
Club de la médaille d’or
Since 1967, the Club de la Médaille d'Or organization has paid tribute and upheld amateur Quebecois athletes who have stood out in their respective sports.
Maya Labad, hockey
Charles Millette, swimming
Alexis Auclair, sledge hockey
children participated in the second edition of this program
of kids from the first edition registered to play hockey in their local minor hockey association
municipalities participated in the program -- Brossard, Laval, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Beaconsfield, Trois-Rivières, Blainville and Montreal
Learn to play program
This NHL initiative provided full hockey equipment, six weeks of supervised hockey sessions as well as a skating party at the Bell Centre to boys and girls who have never player on a hockey team.
young players participated
winners proudly represented Quebec during the Mini 1-on-1 competition at the 2018 All-Star Game in Tampa Bay, and returned home with a victory
This competition is an opportunity for Quebec young Atom hockey players to show off their skills and to get the chance to represent the Montreal Canadiens at the NHL All-Star Game.
young hockey players improved their game through the summer camp program
young hockey players did the same through the Spring Break camp program
Hockey School and Spring Break Camp
The goal of our program is to instill in young hockey players the perfect balance of skills, sportsmanship, teamwork and respect while continuing to fuel their passion for the game.
Esso Minor hockey festival
34 teams ranging from Novice to Bantam from across the 12 administrative regions of the province were invited to play a hockey game on the Bell Centre ice.
teams registered on our platform
teams spent a day at the Bell Centre, where they trained like the pros
Under Armour Storm the Centre
We invited minor hockey teams to share with us their team story by uploading original content to our website. Winning teams got to compete at the Bell Centre for the Armour Cup.
teams took part in this special clinic, presented by Ford
Ford Drills and Skills
Participating teams had to share a short text on their teams' engagement in the community.
youth took part in these training clinics
Hockey Skills Camp
These clinics are based on the three pillars: respect, learning and fun.
young goalies participated in this camp, from Novice to Bantam levels
We held our 3rd Goalie Camp, featuring goalie coach and two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Stéphane Waite.
young girls participated in this camp, from Novice to Bantam levels
Girls Hockey Camp
The 2nd Canadiens girl’s hockey camp featured players and management from the Canadiennes de Montréal as well as Montreal Canadiens players.
Goals & Dreams
In collaboration with the NHLPA and the Goals & Dreams Fund, Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin donated 25 sets of full hockey equipment to youth from Les Forces de la Régie de police du Lac in Deux-Montagnes. This donation allowed these kids, from 10 to 15 years old, to learn how to play hockey and be part of a team.
Hockey is for Everyone Month
Throughout the month of February, we held activities to promote inclusion and diversity. This initiative aims to create positive social change and promote inclusion among hockey players, regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality, skin colour, religion, gender, intellectual or physical deficiencies, sexual orientation and social-economic status. Andrew Shaw was the ambassador for this campaign.
special guests got to meet Andrew Shaw
Hockey is for Everyone Night
Young hockey players and referees from across the province participated in a pre-game ceremony at the Bell Centre, and during the first intermission, the Hiboux de Montréal, a hockey team for the visually impaired, dazzled fans with a demonstration of blind hockey.
raised through the IBM auction of players' rainbow warm-up jerseys
youth allies in the battle against homophobia at their school, attended the game and meet with Andrew Shaw
We teamed up with You Can Play and GRIS-Montréal in support of LGBTQ+ rights during a game at the Bell Centre to highlight the importance of respect and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ people in sports.
tons of food redistributed to people in need - equivalent to 70,000 meals
tons of recycled and composted material
hockey equipment pieces donate in a net at the Bell Sports Complex
The Goal is Green!
This ambitious and wide-ranging project aims to position the club at the forefront of all environmental leaders in professional sports.
community organizations benefited from the support of the Canadiens in-kind donation program, generating almost $1 million for their respective causes
In-Kind Donation Program
This program allows us to support hundreds of organizations across Quebec.Donation request
Canadian Armed Forces members from the Montreal region were invited to a game
raised through the camo warm-up jersey auction, with proceeds going to Support our Troops
For Remembrance Day, we paid homage to the members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Colour Guard was displayed on the ice and a tribute was paid during the national anthem.
in donation made by the players and the organization
Touched by the tragedy that struck the Humbold Broncos hockey team, Canadiens players and members of the organization spontaneously made a donation to the survivors and to the family and friends of the victims.
different people solicit the help of a food bank in Quebec each month
of the requests are for children
In support of La Grande Guignolée des Médias, weinvited the fans to bring non-perishable food to the Bell Centre before a game. All donations collected were given to Moisson Montreal, Sun Youth and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to meet the needs of the Montreal community.
letters to Santa were generously fulfilled by players and their spouses
Operation Santa Claus
We are proud to support Operation Santa Claus, a community organization that literally makes the dreams of underprivileged children from youth centers, CSSS and schools come true around the holiday season.
spectators turned out to the Bell Centre to see their stars in action on the ice
Provigo Fan Practice
This is a unique opportunity to see Canadiens players practicing in a festive atmosphere at the Bell Centre.
personalized notes signed and sent to children undergoing difficult life situations
Words of Support
We are very sensitive to the challenges that our youngest fans are facing. Aware of the positive impact they can have, our players take the time to write many words of encouragement.
More than 2,000 hours were given to community initiatives this year by our former players. The Montreal Canadiens Alumni Ambassadors are Réjean Houle, Guy Lafleur and Yvan Cournoyer.
Montreal Canadiens Alumni Association members
outings to support community initiatives throughout the province of Quebec