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Concordia’s United Way/Centraide Campaign

Find out how you can change lives for life!


Concordia's United Way/Centraide campaign raised $180,000!

With your help we reached 95% of our goal!  Thank you for reaching out to our city's most vulnerable citizens!

On the island of Montreal, one in four people live on a low income. A life cycle marked by poverty creates so many problems: people drop out of school, can't get enough to eat, have trouble finding housing, experience social isolation and don't live as long.

This is why Concordia continues to support the United Way/Centraide year after year after year.

Send an email to to participate in the following initiatives:

  • Sign up to volunteer for the campaign 
  • Buy concert, raffle or 50/50 tickets
  • Buy a voucher to wear jeans on Fridays throughout the campaign
  • Get a testimonial for your department from a United Way/Centraide agency
  • Find information about the United Way/Centraide and the agencies they support
  • Find out more about Concordia's support for the United Way/Centraide  

What's new?

The campaign begins October 18!

The SGW Pasta lunch raised $1,640!  Thank you for your support!

The winner of the early bird prize - $200 gift card to Best Buy - is Judith Lashley! 

The Concordia's Got Talent Concert, Beatles Review, was a great success and raised $2200 for Centraide.  A big thank you to the sponsors, the performers and the musicians!

The November 30 Loyola Pasta lunch raised $840!  Thank you for your support!

The winners of the weekly prizes of $100 gift card to Best Buy include Bill Knitter, Jean-Roch Laurence, Brad Nelson and Johanne De Cubellis!

The winner of the 50/50 draw is Susanne Dragffy - the prize was $1240 and Centraide won by getting $1240 as well!  Thank you for your support!

The winners of the raffle include - Audrey Williams for the $750 gift card to Best Buy, Perry Calce for the $500 gift card to Best Buy and Marcel Blais for the Nespresso machine.  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket! 

The raffle rasied $1750!  Thank you so much for participating!

Make a secure donation online here or download a paper pledge form here   

Calendar of events
In order to bring the Concordia community together, the campaign holds a number of events to raise more funds for the United Way/Centraide campaign. Mark your calendars!

November 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pasta lunch in the EV atrium
November 23, 12:10 p.m. Concordia's Got Talent Concert in the D.B. Clarke Theatre, Henry F. Hall Building
November 30, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Loyola Pasta lunch in the RF
December 5, 4:15 p.m. Closing Thank you in the EV atrium - announcing the winners of the raffle and 50/50 draws

A huge THANK YOU to the sponsors of the campaign:

Office of the VP, Advancement and External Relations and University Secretariat
- campaign coordination
Hospitality Services - event coordination
Food Services and Aramark Catering - food and beverages
Pekarna Bakery - food and beverages
IITS - IT services
Distribution Services - set up and tear down of events
Custodial Services - clean up of events
CUPFA, CUFA, ACUMAE - raffle and weekly prizes
Faculty of Fine Arts and the DB Clarke theatre


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