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News 1 April 2020

The Foundation donates $1.1 million to get kids active

The Foundation donates $1.1 million to get kids active

73 organizations to receive grants

(Montreal, April 1, 2020) – The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation announces donations of $1.1 million to support 73 organizations working for the well-being of underprivileged children across Quebec, so they can continue to offer these kids opportunities to adopt a healthy lifestyle through sports and physical activity. These donations are in addition to the investment of $ 1.7 million made earlier this year for the implementation of the Foundation’s 11th BLEU BLANC BOUGE refrigerated outdoor community rink, inaugurated in Joliette last January.

While the present context is causing an increase in the need for food and other essential services, the Foundation wants to reassure organizations that promote an active lifestyle for underprivileged children. The Foundation hopes that the contributions announced today will allow them to maintain their operations and prepare for the return to their normal activities and programs.

“We are aware of the impact COVID-19 has on everyone’s life. This is why we believe it is important to continue supporting all these organizations and foundations that respond daily to the different needs of children in our communities, needs that are likely to increase in the coming months, or even in the coming year,” explains Geneviève Paquette, General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. “It is essential that children maintain a good health and remain active during this difficult period, and that they also have the chance to participate in sports and physical activities when we can all resume our activities.”

 

“We are aware of the impact COVID-19 has on everyone’s life. This is why we believe it is important to continue supporting all these organizations and foundations that respond daily to the different needs of children in our communities, needs that are likely to increase in the coming months, or even in the coming year,” explains Geneviève Paquette, General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. “It is essential that children maintain a good health and remain active during this difficult period, and that they also have the chance to participate in sports and physical activities when we can all resume our activities.”

The funding granted to these organizations will allow, among other things, access to active day camps, the purchase of sports equipment, the development and refurbishing of active and safe infrastructures, and access to programs to discover and practice various sports for more than 30,000 children across Quebec.

Although some of its programs are currently halted, with the closure of schools and community centres, the Foundation continues to operate and has taken steps to follow up on its programs and maintain its connections with the numerous organizations it supports. The Foundation is also taking this opportunity to enhance the way it reaches out to vulnerable communities and children in the province by offering on its various platforms ideas to get kids moving, advice on healthy lifestyles, and amplify messages and provide educational tools from its many partners.

 

2020 Grant Recipients

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE
La Commission des loisirs de Senneterre

BAS-SAINT-LAURENT
Carrefour des jeunes de La Pocatière
Répit-Loisirs-Autonomie

CAPITALE-NATIONALE
Camps Odyssée
École oraliste de Québec pour enfants sourds
École primaire de la Pléiade
Fondation Père Raymond-Bernier
Maison des jeunes de Duberger L’Antidote
Patro Laval
Service d’aide communautaire de Charlevoix-Est

CENTRE-DU-QUÉBEC
École Saint-Joseph
École Sainte-Famille

CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES
Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis
École l’Aquarelle de Saint-Bernard
Association d’entraide communautaire La Fontaine

ESTRIE
École d’Audet
École de la Rose-des-Vents
École de la Voie-Lactée
Points jeunesse du Granit

GASPÉSIE–ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE
Douglas Community Center

LANAUDIÈRE
École des Moissons
Maison des jeunes de Lavaltrie
Maison des jeunes Place jeunesse Berthier

LAURENTIDES
Carrefour jeunesse Desjardins
École Fleur-des-Neiges

LAVAL
Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Laval
Le relais du quartier Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
Maison des jeunes du Marigot

MAURICIE
École Sainte-Madeleine
Maison des jeunes Action Jeunesse 

MONTÉRÉGIE
Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
Cercle des loisirs de Cazaville
Commission scolaire Saint-Hyacinthe

MONTRÉAL
Association sportive des aveugles du Québec
Camp CESAM
Centre communautaire Bon Courage de Place Benoit
Centre d’initiatives pour le développement communautaire l’Unité
Centre haïtien d’animation et d’interventions sociales (CHAIS)
Champions for Life Foundation
Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-L’Île/École Jacques Rousseau
Dawson Boys and Girls Club
École Cardinal-Léger
École internationale Wilfrid-Pelletier
École Saint-Gabriel-Lalemant
École secondaire Jeanne-Mance
École spécialisée John F. Kennedy
Fondation des aveugles du Québec
Fondation du Centre jeunesse de Montréal
Fondation Le Grand Chemin
Fondation Santé Urbaine
Friendship Circle of Quebec
Head & Hands
Let Kids Play Foundation
Loisirs Christ-Roi
Maison Caracol CPSC de Pierrefonds-Est
Maison de la famille de Saint-Léonard
Maison des jeunes de LaSalle
Mener Autrement
Oasis des enfants de Rosemont
Patro Le Prévost
Projet harmonie
Ruelle de l’avenir
The YMCAs of Quebec
Trevor Williams Kids Foundation
Triathlon Québec

OUTAOUAIS
Camp Ozanam
École Cœur de Marie et École Adrien-Guillaume
Maison de la famille Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
École Polyvalente le Carrefour

SAGUENAY–LAC-SAINT-JEAN
Carrefour communautaire St-Paul
Centre Kéno-Patro
École Saint-Léon
Fondation pour l’enfance et la jeunesse